Romans 3:9-20

What shall we conclude then? Do we have any advantage? Not at all! For we have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under the power of sin. 10 As it is written:

“There is no one righteous, not even one;
11     there is no one who understands;
    there is no one who seeks God.
12 All have turned away,
    they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good,
    not even one.”
13 “Their throats are open graves;
    their tongues practice deceit.”
“The poison of vipers is on their lips.”
14     “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16     ruin and misery mark their ways,
17 and the way of peace they do not know.”
18     “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.

  • How does Paul diagnose the human condition?
  • Are people better off with the law? What does it do?
  • If the law doesn't make people better off, is it worthless?
  • Do my friends think of themselves as good people?
  • How would this passage refute/challenge that?
  • Ask that God would convict me and my friends of sin
  • Ask that church staff would make wise decisions on future plans
Today’s article, Why Unbelievers Are Probably More ‘Christian’ Than They Realise by The Gospel Coalition, asks some challenging questions about the origins of our culture. It encourages us to see that our culture provides an opportunity to engage those around us with the gospel by probing its origins

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Today’s podcast is from Desiring God: How Can I Be Free From Materialism? This podcast provides some guidance on how we can find freedom from the worship of ‘things’. We are to be freed from the comforts of this world and instead find true comfort in all that we have in Christ.

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