Romans 10:5-15, and 1 Corinthians 15:1-6

1.  Icebreaker:

Why is belonging to a faith family so important?

2. What (did the text say):

What does Rom 10:5-15 say about living by the law to gain righteousness?

Read Rom 10:9.  What are the verbs in this passage?  Compare translations amongst the group. 

1 Cor 15:1-11 reviews the evidence of the resurrection.  What does Paul use as evidence?    Possible answers include: the church (v1,2), the Scriptures (v3,4), eyewitnesses (v5-7), the apostle himself (v8-10), the common message (v11).

3. What Else (does the Bible say in relation to historical / literary context)

1 Cor 15:2 mentions “unless you believed in vain”.   What does this mean about some maybe having shallow, non-saving faith?  Read Matthew 7:21-27 and Matthew 13:24-30.  How does this add to your understanding of the text?

Paul is quoting Isaiah 52:7 and Nahum 1:15 when he writes Rom 10:15.   Read those passages as context.  How is this a backdrop to Israel’s rejection of the gospel? 

Dustin mentioned the “Great Exchange”. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died in our place. God lays our sins on Christ and punishes them in him. And in Christ’s obedient death, God fulfills and vindicates his righteousness and imputes (credits) it to us. Our sin on Christ; his righteousness on us. Is there anything we can do to add to this?  If so, what?  If not, then what is our response to this exchange? 

4. Now What (should we do as a response to the text)  

What are tangible things we as Christians can do in response to the gospel?

What is your faith family?  What are we supposed to do as a member of this family?

FAMILY DISCUSSION GUIDE

What are the main points of the gospel

Knowing the gospel, how do we live?

Why is family important go God’s plan?