The unrighteous’ unrighteousness originates from their worship and service to the creature rather than the Creator. Because they are deprived of the truth, they are depraved in their minds. They “do what ought not to be done,” rightly deserving God’s wrath.
In your CG this week, talk about God’s mercy and grace. Remember how the gospel is the power of God for salvation (and transformation) to everyone who believes. Spend time with this week’s Scriptures below and reflect with the following questions and prompts:
HEAR AND OBEY:
According to Romans 1:16-17, the ________________ is the power of God for _________________ to __________________ who believes. How does hearing and obeying/believing this truth motivate you to evangelism?
Look at Romans 1:28-32. How do you still participate in these things? All of these things make you a rightful recipient of God’s wrath. But look also at 1 Timothy 1:12-17. Adopt this as your personal confession.
Since God has saved you to “display [Jesus Christ’s] perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life,” pray for that person you’re sharing the gospel with regularly. Pray that ________________ would come to believe in Jesus for righteousness and for eternal life.