The Consequences of Rejecting God, Part Two

February 8, 2015 Speaker: Pastor Gary Smith Series: Romans: The Gospel for God's Glory

Scripture: Romans 1:28–1:32

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The consequences of rejecting God, part 2
Because people rejected God, he gave them over to a corrupt mind to do evil

1) As people didn’t think God was fit to be known, he gave them over to an unfit mind, 1:28.
This is the third of Paul’s statements as to how the wrath of God is being revealed against unrighteousness of man, by giving them over to their sin (24, 26, 28). How does not seeing fit to acknowledge God relate to having a debased, or unfit mind?

2) God gave people over to an unfit mind to do what ought not to be done, 1:28.
How does this verse apply to the moral state of our nation?

3) People are filled with all unrighteousness, evil, greed and wickedness, 1:29.

4) People are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malevolence, 1:29.
How much evil do you think results from envy in our society?

5) People are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, arrogant, proud, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 1:30.
What are some examples of these sins you have observed?

6) People are senseless, faithless, loveless, and merciless, 1:30-31.
“Faithless” means “not keeping your promises.” Examples? “Loveless” means “without natural affection.” What is an example of this?

7) People know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve to die, 1:32.
What is important about this truth? How does impact the way you relate to people?

8) Some not only do these things, they give commendation to those who do them, 1:32.
Why is giving approval to others’ sins worse than sinning itself? What are ways we give approval or commendation to the sins of others?

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