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Romans Study For Kids (Romans 3:1-9)

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I am working on my handouts for the Romans Study for Kids today. I am dividing Romans 3 up into three sections. Remember this study is written to accommodate the NASB translation. If you use a different translation in your children ministry or with your children at home feel free to adapt this study guide to your translation :-)

In this post we will be looking at Romans 3:1-9

Romans 3:1-9

 1 Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision? 

2 Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God. 

3 What then? If some did not believe, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it? 

4 May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written,

“That You may be justified in Your words,
And prevail when You are judged.”

 5 But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is He? (I am speaking in human terms.) 

6 May it never be! For otherwise, how will God judge the world? 

7 But if through my lie the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner? 

8 And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), “Let us do evil that good may come”? Their condemnation is just.

9 What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin; 

 

As we dig into Romans 3:1-9 I want you to first read through these verses and count how many question marks you see.

How many question marks did you count?

_______________

 

As we learn about our God we will have questions. Questions are good because they mean we are thinking. So as we continue to study through the book of Romans don’t be afraid to ask your own questions. Today we are going to look at the questions and answers in Romans 3:1-9. 

 

First go now and find two different colored crayons or colored pencils. It doesn’t matter what two colors, just as long as they are different colors.

Read Romans 3:1-2 printed below. Underline the question in one color and circle the answer in the other.

1 Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision?

Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.

 

What were the Jews entrusted with?

the  __ __ __ __ __ __ __  of God

 

Do you think that being trusted with the words and law of God would be important? Circle your answer.

Yes                      No

 

Read Romans 3:3-4 printed below. Underline the question in one color and circle the answer in the other.

What then? If some did not believe, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it?

May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written,

“That You may be justified in Your words,
And prevail when You are judged.”

 

 

Who is always true? Circle your answer.

 

Man                      God

 

 

Does everyone have to believe what God says to make what He says true? Circle your answer.

 

Yes                        No

 

Look at the last part of Romans 3:4, “That You may be justified in Your words and prevail when You are judged”. This part of Romans 3:4 is a quote from Psalm 51. David wrote this Psalm after he admitted his sin against God when he committed adultery with Bathsheba and had her husband Uriah killed. David and Bathsheba’s baby would die as a result of this sin, and David could have blamed God and been angry with God with for this judgment. Instead David recognized that God had to right in this judgment no matter how David felt, because God was always true, right, just, and good.

Read Romans 3:5-6 printed below. Underline the question in one color and circle the answer in the other.

But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is He? (I am speaking in human terms.)

May it never be! For otherwise, how will God judge the world?

 

According to Romans 3:6 is the God who inflicts wrath unrighteous? Circle your answer.

Yes                          No

When we sin, we always receive consequences from that sin, even if we do not get caught or get in trouble because of it, we still have the feelings of guilt and shame that come from knowing we did it. Our unrighteousness (or sin) shows that God is righteous (or holy). If God did not judge sin then He would no longer be righteous. He proves His righteousness by His wrath.

 

Think About It….

If you went to your teacher and told them that someone in your class had taken your snack and would not give it back to you and that teacher did nothing about it… would you say that this was a good, fair, and right teacher?

 

 

 

Read Romans 3:7-8 printed below. Underline the question in one color and circle the answer in the other.

But if through my lie the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner?

And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), “Let us do evil that good may come”? Their condemnation is just.

 

Remember the Antinomians? Paul is addressing them here with this question and answer. Remember the Antinomians believed that if their sin showed off God’s righteousness then they should be able to sin all they wanted because it just showed how great God was to forgive. 

According to Romans 3:8 how does God feel about this kind of thinking by the Antinomians?

Their  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __  is just.

(The word “condemnation” in this verse is “krima” in the Greek and it means: the punishment with which one is sentenced)

 

Look up and read Proverbs 6:16-19. According to what you read how does God feel about a lying tongue and evil?

He  __ __ __ __ __  it.

Look up and read psalm 34:12-14 and Psalm 97:10. If we love the Lord how should we feel about sin?

We should __ __ __ __ it

 

Read Romans 3:9 printed below. Underline the question in one color and circle the answer in the other.

What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin;

 

According to what you have studied in Romans 3:1-9 and also including Romans chapters 1 and 2 are the Jews better than the Greeks? Look at Romans 3:9 to find the answer and fill in the blanks.

__ __ __   at  __ __ __

What are the Jews and Greeks both under?

__ __ __

 

THINK ABOUT IT…

If the Jews and Greeks are both under sin, does this include you and me? 

Are we better than someone who does not go to church? 

Just because we have the Bible and read it and go to Sunday School and worship service and Awana’s and VBS does doing all this and knowing all this make us okay with God? 

 

 

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