Flashcards in Test: Romans 10-16/ Authority Lesson/ Daniel, esther, and joseph Deck (81):
What is the "continuing debt" that we owe one another?
Why does Paul state in Romans 13:11 that "now is the time to wake up from your slumber "?
Once you accept truth, there is no reason to remain in darkness
Why is the conclusion in Romans 13:11 that "our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed" an absolute truth?
Because each day, is one day closer to the time we die and go to heaven
Why are orgies, drunkenness, sexual immorality, debauchery, dissension, and jealousy examples of choosing the "deeds of darkness" over the armor of light?
These are deeds we try to keep hidden
Why does Paul advise in Romans 14 not to pass judgement on one another in disputable matters?
Because we are NOT called to argue with others over little details, rather we are to try to love
Why does Paul add to that advice by stating "therefore let us stop passing judgement on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way"?
Because we are to focus on what lifts people up, rather than what may trip them up.
Why does Paul repeat the warning against passing judgement!
Because when you pass judgement, there's an underlying assumption that you're better than or higher than another (which is a lie).
When Paul states that " the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking" what does he mean?
The kingdom of God is about loving people, not judging the worthiness of their behaviors
Paul concludes by stating that the kingdom of God is of ____________, _______, and ______ in the Holy Spirit
When we have a mindset of bringing people to an understanding of the kingdom of God, we are called to make every effort to do what leads to what two goals?
Peace and Mutual edification
Paul states in Romans 14:23 that "the man who has doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith":
1. What I he doubting?
2. What is he eating?
1. His faith in God and his call, to love God and love others
2. The self-centered philosophy of the world
What action does Romans 15 describe as making us weak?
What action does Romans 15 describe as making us strong?
In Romans 15, what two actions are the strong in faith called to do in regards to those who are weak?
Bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.
When we don't listen to that advice in regards to our own weakness, what emotional state are we in danger of falling into?
In Romans 15:4 it states "for everything that was written in the past was written to" do what?
To teach us
Romans 15 teaches that the purpose of the church is what?
What two manners are we to accomplish the goal of the purpose of the church?
Endurance and encouragement
In Romans 15:7 we are advised to " accept one another, just as Christ accepted you" - how did Christ accept us?
Romans 15:13 is Paul's prayer for the God of hope to bring us all ____ and ______.
What is the "priestly duty" that is described in Romans 15:16?
Proclaiming the gospel of God
In Romans 15:18 Paul testifies that he wink not venture to speak of anything except what?
That which is a testimony to what Christ has taught him and done through him
In Romans 16 Paul urges us to watch out for people who promote acting contrary to that teaching you have learned- what two manners do people promote this?
Cause divisions and put obstacles in your way
What two facts regarding a critic's criticism make it seem like their criticism is valid?
There's clearly a problem at hand and their suggestion seem like a solution but have the safety of not being tested
What two methods do people use when deceiving the minds of the naive?
1. Smooth talk
When Jesus entered into Jerusalem before driving out the buyers and sellers at the Temple, why were the people spreading their cloaks and freshly cut branches on the road?
It was a testimony that the people believed that Jesus was the Messiah
When Jesus overturned the tables and cleared the Temple of the money-changers, buyers and sellers, why didn't the money-changers, buyers, and sellers challenge Him or try to stop Him?
True authority doesn't need to declare itself. The buyers and sellers knew they were wrong.
After Jesus cleared the Temple, why were the chief priests indignant over the children shouting in the Temple area "Hosanna to the Son of David"?
Because even little children were declaring Jesus' authority over theirs
What decision did the chief priests make in order to deal with the amount of people following Jesus?
Decided to kill Jesus
What other decision did the chief priests make that further showed the depths they would go to in order to have the people stop following Jesus?
Decided to kill Lazarus
What was the name of the king of Babylon who made Daniel the third highest ruler in the land?
What decree did the administrators and satraps make to the king to lessen Daniel's power?
Worship only the king for the next 30 days or be thrown into the lion's den
What was the name of the king who placed Daniel in the Lion's den?
Did that king want Daniel to suffer death from the lion's?
How did the king respond in regards to Daniel's faith?
Made worshipping Daniel's God honorable
How did the king respond to the administrators and satraps who accused Daniel of disloyalty?
Threw them and their families into the lion's den
Why was Joseph in Egypt?
His brothers sold him into slavery
What was the name of the captain of the guard that who bought Joseph from the Ishmaelites?
What were the circumstances that led Joseph to leave place of the captain of the guard?
Potiphar's wife tried to seduce him, and Joseph refused, accused him of attacking her.
What was the result of Joseph leaving the place of the captain of the guard?
He was placed in jail
Under what circumstances was Joseph introduced to Pharaoh?
The cupbearer testified that Joseph could interpret dreams
What was the result of Joseph's introduction to Pharaoh?
He was placed into a position of authority over all crops in the land
Why did the Israelites settle and prosper in the land of Egypt?
Because Egypt provided food during the great famine due to Joseph's work
What was the result of the Israelites choosing to stay in Egypt?
They were placed into slavery because they stayed there too long
What were the circumstances that led Esther to be selected as Queen?
The queen refused to come to the king, who then banished her in order to pick a new queen (which ended up being Esther).
Who was the king and what country did he rule over?
Xerxes ruled over Persia
Who was the caretaker of Esther and hey was he in this land instead of Jerusalem?
Mordecia, because his people were placed into slavery when Babylon took over Jerusalem
Who was the noble that wanted to kill all of the Jewish people?
How did Esther manipulate circumstances in order to have the noble's plans discovered by the king?
She held a banquet in which she was able to publicly out Haman as the person who wanted to kill the Jews
What is the stumbling stone?
Faith by works or seeing believers fight amounts teach other
These tiles recurred righteousness through what?
Through faith in the Word and Christ as Messiah
The people is Israel didn't receive righteousness, why?
They tried to receive salvation by works. There were constantly in a state of unrest, because they had to constantly try to work there way up the I-centered scale. Also they felt that since they were God's people, that they were the only one to inherit God's kingdom
What does Paul mean when he says that the people are "zealous" for God, but that their zeal is not based in knowledge?
They have a strong eagerness for the things of God and God Himself, but they sought after Him through works.
How will an individual with an I-centered perspective view of authority?
They view authority as a person or force that either allows them or prohibits them from doing what they want to do.
How will an individual with a God-centered perspective view of authority?
They view authority as someone or something that is ordained by God and should be followed. To sin against your authority is the same as sinning against God. You only disobey an authority when they ask you to do so,etching contradictory to the Word
Freedom from external control
Why do Christians have a unique understanding of sovereignty?
only a Christian understands what a proper authority is.
What is the significance of Paul quoting Moses in Romans 10:5 " the man who does these things will live by them"?
It shows that a man's actions speak louder than his words. If you want to see what someone truly believes in look at their actions.
How is Romans 10:9-10 an example of worship?
" that is you confess with your mouth, ' Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confessed and are saved."
Worship is what you spend most of your time on. If you are spending a majority of your time focused on God, then you are worshipping God.
Paul states that faith comes from hearing the message, and that hearing the message comes from where?
The Word of God
What does Paul state is the reason why the people did not "hear the message"?
Disobedience and Obstinance
What does it mean to be disobedient?
When you purposely do something an authority's told you not to do
What does it mean to be obstinate?
Purposefully being rebellious for the sake of being rebellious
What so the "remnant" described by Paul in Romans 11?
Those reserved to spread God's Word
What is the false God of the Old Testament that Paul warns against worshipping?
What are the two ways Paul describes those who find themselves in a "spiritual stupor"?
1. Having eyes that you cannot see-the truth of life by Christ vs life by sin
2. Eyes that cannot hear- refuse to believe that is the only choices you have
What does Paul use as a metaphor to describe how to stay connected to God through Jesus?
The metaphor of the grapevine that broke off from the tree, but was reconnected by another vine grabbing it. The tree is God, the broken vine is us (mankind), and the vine reconnecting us in Christ.
In light of this connection, what is considered to be the sternness of God described in Romans 11:22?
The sternness of God is that we have a limited time to do this
And what is the kindness of God in Romans 11:22?
The kindness of God is that is that we can always come back to Him at any time, and He doesn't use things of pour past to condemn or judge us.
Can the gifts you are given by God be taken away from you if you don't use them for the glory God?
No, gifts given by God are non-refundable
In Romans 12:1 what is described as being a living sacrifice for God?
Sacrificing all of your time and energy to God. Treating your life as borrowed time from God, not as if your life is your own.
In Romans 12:2 it states " Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world"- what is the pattern of this world?
The pattern of the world is to do what makes you comfortable, happy, and that you can do whatever you want to do with your life because it belongs to you.
In Romans 12:2, Paul states that you will be transformed by the renewing of what?
In Romans 12:1-2, the lesson that Paul teaches us is that you will be able to do what ACT when you are renewed?
Test and approve God's will
How is God's will described in Romans 12:2?
Good, Pleasing, and Perfect
In Romans 12:3-8, why does Paul use the human body to describe the spiritual gifts that each of us have?
Were each to use our unique gifts to function in unity with each other
In Romans 12:12, Paul teaches that we are to joyful in?
In Romans 12:12, Paul teaches that we are to be patient in?
In Romans 12:12, Paul teaches that we are to be faithful in?
In Romans 12:13, Paul teaches that relief from dwelling in our problems in found in what action?