Good afternoon, Drawing Near to God community! As those of you who have been following my blog know, we have been journeying through Romas this semester in our Teaching & Worship Experience. I like posting my notes on here so you can get a sense of what we’re studying and you can follow along with us!
The “red thread” of our lesson this week is this – The power of the Gospel impartially judges all hearts.
Powerful, huh? In our study, we looked at Matthew 7:1-2. Some learnings from this Scripture:
- Do not judge or with the same measure we judge others we will be judged.
- Can’t judge if you have a plank in your own eye.
- Judge by the authority of the Word (I Cor. 5:12)
- Judgments we make come back on us
Now, let’s dig back into Romans, specifically Romans 2:1-16. In this section Paul sets forth principles that govern God’s judgment. God judges:
- According to truth (vs. 2)
- According to deeds (6-11)
- According to the light a person has (12-15)
Romans can be pretty heavy but through it, we are learning how God transforms and how through Him, we can lead transformed lives. Keep along this journey with us!