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19 October, 2015
The Scriptures —Study 22 — Romans 12
Study 22 From The Book of Romans Is: Romans 12
In the second part of his letter now shows
what quality of life should characterize those who believe in the gospel as set
out in chapters 1-11. The close connection between belief and conduct in
emphasized by the significant word ‘therefore’ in 12:1.
1.What should be the believers’
attitude (a) to God, and (b) to the world? What results should such a right
2.It has been suggested that the
teaching of verse 3-8 might be summed up in the word ‘humility’ and that of
verses 9-21 in the word of ‘love’. How
far is this true? At what points do I particularly come short of these
1.Verse 2. ‘Transformed’: the same Greek word is used three other
times in the New Testament, in Mt. 17:2
and Mk. 9:2 (‘transfigured’); and in 2 Corinthian 3:18 (‘changed’).
2.Verse 20. ‘Burning coals’: a
figurative emblem of severe pain, here the pain of shame and contrition.