Romans - Always Being Reformed: What's Wrong with Us?
Romans 3:9 - 3:18
September 17, 2017
Reverend Jason Harris
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- How do people use the word "sin" in contemporary language and how does that compare with its original usage?
- How did Luther come to the realization that there is something more radically wrong with human beings than merely a list of offenses?
- How does Paul describe the human condition in verses 9-12? What does it mean to be "righteous" in an ultimate sense?
- How does Paul describe the pervasive effect of sin on human nature in verses 11-18?
- Christianity offers both a very high and a very low view of humanity at one and the same time? How should we maintain the right balance?
- Paul's main point is to emphasize humanity's total inability to rectify our relationship with God. Why is it important to emphasize that God "must save, and [God] alone"? What would be the alternative? What practical difference does this make in our life and faith?