Encountering the New Testament, 4th Edition

A Historical and Theological Survey

series: Encountering Biblical Studies

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18. Romans

Discussion Questions

  1. What do you see to be the purpose of Romans?
  2. Can you identify an instance in your life when Romans was significant?
  3. What can you identify in Romans that might support the need for contextualization?
  4. How does the book of Romans teach that people are justified by faith in Jesus Christ?

Assignment Ideas / Class Activities

  1. Students should be provided with a list of the key themes/subjects of Romans (such as righteousness, sin, law, etc). Have them trace these themes thoughout the letter noting where the terms occur in prominence or absence.
  2. Using a map, identify the Roman Empire and present some key facts about the empire to the class.