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5 Prayers for Forestgate: Greater Love for the GOSPEL

Romans 1:16–17

Sermon Notes

  1. The Gospel saves sinners from shame, v.16a
  2. The Gospel powerfully saves all believers, v.16b
  3. The Gospel reveals God’s righteousness, v17a
  4. The Gospel begins and ends with faith

Reflection questions:

  1. Compare Adam and Eve’s life before sin (Gen 2:25) with their life after sin (Gen 3:6–8). Now compare their life to Paul’s statements about life in the gospel in Romans 1:16 and Romans 5:1–5 (especially vv1, 5). What do you see about the presence of shame in their/our lives and about their/our relationship with God?
  2. Read Philippians 3:1–14. How did the gospel save Paul from his own arrogance, and how can it save you from your arrogance? Read 1 Tim. 1:12–17. How did the gospel save Paul from his own wickedness? (And how can it do the same for you?)
  3. How would you define faith in God? Read Romans 4:18–21 (about Abraham) or Hebrews 11:8–19 if you need help.