The problem with Sin (Romans 3:9-20)

  • For Starters
  1. Why do we have laws?  E.g. Speed limits, criminal law, charity laws etc.
  • A Look at the Text
  1. Who is Paul writing about here? (v9)
  2. Who is affected by sin? (v9-10)
  3. Sin is ….
  4. The  failure to ……………. God and to …………….. God (v11)
  5. deliberate decision to …………………………… from God (v12)
  6. Sin means that we all are ………………….. (v12)
  7. How are people who sin portrayed? (v13-16)
  8. What are the consequences of sin?(v17-18)

Digging a Little Deeper

  1. What is the role/purpose of God’s Law?  How might that differ from our expectations of human law?
  2. Where does that leave us and is that fair?
  • A Look at ourselves
  1. To what extent do you recognise yourself in the descriptions found in Romans 3?
  2. What is the right response to this?