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Romans Study For Kids (Romans 16:1-27)

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The very last post for the Romans Study For Kids!

Today we begin digging into our last chapter in the book of Romans. I pray that you have learned a lot about yourself, about the church, and about Jesus as you have  worked through this study.

We are going to do the first part of Romans 16 a little different. Are you ready?

In Romans 16:1-16 Paul mentions a lot of names. These are all people that Paul asks the church in Rome to greet and to allow to come into their homes and worship God with them.

As you read through Romans 16:1-16 printed below, your instructions is to underline or circle all the adjectives that Paul uses to describe the people he mentions.

Romans 16:1-16

1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea;

2 that you receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and that you help her in whatever matter she may have need of you; for she herself has also been a helper of many, and of myself as well.

3 Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,

4 who for my life risked their own necks, to whom not only do I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles;

5 also greet the church that is in their house. Greet Epaenetus, my beloved, who is the first convert to Christ from Asia.

6 Greet Mary, who has worked hard for you.

7 Greet Andronicus and Junias, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners, who are outstanding among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.

8 Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord.

9 Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.

10 Greet Apelles, the approved in Christ. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus.

11 Greet Herodion, my kinsman. Greet those of the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord.

12 Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, workers in the Lord. Greet Persis the beloved, who has worked hard in the Lord.

13 Greet Rufus, a choice man in the Lord, also his mother and mine.

14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas and the brethren with them.

15 Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.

16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.

THINK ABOUT IT…

If your name was added to this chapter what would you want Paul to say about you?

Would you want to be known as a choice boy or girl in the Lord?

Would you want to be known as a hard worker for the Lord?

Would you want to be known as an outstanding servant of Christ?

I know I do!

Take a moment now and spend some time with God and ask Him how He sees you. First of all do you have a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ? Have you asked Jesus to forgive you of your sins and to be the Lord over your life?

That’s enough for today! Tomorrow we finish :-)

Romans 16:17-27

17 Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.

18 For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

19 For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.

20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

21 Timothy my fellow worker greets you, and so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen.

22 I, Tertius, who write this letter, greet you in the Lord.

23 Gaius, host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer greets you, and Quartus, the brother.

24 [The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.]

Read Romans 16:17. How does this verse begin?

Now I  __ __ __ __  you

THINK ABOUT IT…

Does it sound like Paul has something very important to tell the church in Rome?

Yes, he does!

Paul is giving the church in a Rome a warning. He is telling them what they need to be on the look out for in order to keep growing in the fullness of God. This warning is still important for us today.

Read Romans 16:17. What does Paul tell the church in Rome that they need to keep their on? Circle all that apply.

those who cause dissensions

those who eat weird food

those who cause hindrances

those who teach them wrong things about God

those wear different kind of clothes

According to Romans 16:17 what is the church in Rome to do when they see people doing what Paul has warned them about?

__ __ __ __    __ __ __ __  from them

Read Romans 16:18. Why does the church need to turn away from them? Answer true (T) or false (F).

___ they are slaves to their own appetites

___ they are slaves to Jesus Christ

___ they use their smooth speech to preach the gospel

___ they use their smooth speech to deceive hearts

THINK ABOUT IT…

We have to be very careful who we listen to and learn from. There are lots of people who have the ability to draw a crowd because they can say things in a way that gets people’s attention.

Think about what happened to Eve in the garden in Genesis 3:1-6. The serpent was able to deceive Eve by his crafty words. He was able to catch her alone and off guard and tricked her into believing a lie instead of believing God.

Read Romans 16:19. What does Paul want the church in Rome to be?

__ __ __ __ in what is good

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ in what is evil

One of the lies that the devil will tell you is that you have to know all about evil in order to know what is really good. He still tries to trick us into thinking that just knowing God’s way is not enough. That’s why it is so important for you to do what you are doing right now. Keep learning more and more about God and His Word.

Read Romans 16:20 and answer the following questions.

How is God described in this verse?

the God of __ __ __ __ __

What is God going to do to Satan?

__ __ __ __ __ him

Now here is the really awesome part. Read Romans 16:20 again. Under who’s feet is God going to crush Satan? Draw a picture showing your answer.

Under whose feet will God crush Satan?

How cool is that!

Read Romans 16:21-23 very carefully. Who is writing this letter for Paul?

Timothy       Gaius       Jason      Tertius 

Read Romans 16:24. What does Paul want to be with the church in Rome and with all those who are saved?

the __ __ __ __ __ of the Lord Jesus Christ

We are about to conclude our study through the book of Romans. Read the last three verses below and let’s answer some questions together!

Romans 16:25-27

25 Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past,

26 but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all the nations, leading to obedience of faith;

27 to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be the glory forever. Amen.

In Romans 16:25, who is the one that is able to establish you?

__ __ __

To be established by God whose preaching do we need to listen to? Circle your answer.

Buddah         Muhammed        Jesus      President Obama

What secret had been kept by God but was revealed to us when Jesus came? Answer true (T) or false (F).

___ God only wanted to save the Jews

___ God only wanted to save the Gentiles

___ God sent His Son to save all who would believe

___ God wanted one church full of both Jew and Gentile ___ God never intended to save anybody

Read Romans 16:26. To who did God want His plan of salvation known?

all the __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Read Romans 16:27. Who gets the glory for anyone who is saved through Jesus Christ?

__ __ __

That’s right God does!

Well you did it! You have completed your study through the book of Romans. Look at all you have learned! I am so very proud of you… and I know that digging into God’s word and seeking His truth makes God smile too!

Get the Romans Study For Kids in a downloadable PDF form here: Romans Study For Kids Part 1 – Part 5

Romans Study For Kids (Romans 15:22-33)

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This post will complete Romans 15… Once again this study is written to coincide with the NASB translation.

Look at Romans 15:22. How does this verse begin?

__ __ __   this   __ __ __ __ __ __

This is another important phrase in the Scriptures. The phrase “for this reason” is just like saying “therefore” or “this is why”. Remember when we see these phrases we need to look at what comes before the phrase to find what the reason is or what the therefore is there for.

Read Romans 15:22. Why had Paul been prevented from coming to see the church in Rome? Answer true (T) or false (F).

___   Paul didn’t like them

___   Paul didn’t think they would listen to him

___   Paul had to first preach where no one knew Jesus

___   Paul didn’t want to build on another’s foundation

___   Paul was afraid to come to Rome

Read Romans 15:23. How long had Paul wanted to come to the church in Rome? Circle your answer.

a couple of days     a few weeks     for many years

Read Romans 15:24-25. Where did Paul have to go and serve the saints before he could go to Rome?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __      

Read Romans 15:26. Why did Paul have to go to Jerusalem first? Answer true (T) or false (F)

___ he liked the people in the church in Jerusalem them better than in Rome

___ the church in Macedonia and Achaia had sent a gift with Paul to help the poor in the church in Jerusalem

___ that was the shortest route to get to Rome

Read Romans 15:27. Who made up the church in Macedonia and Achaia? Circle your answer.

Jews              Gentiles           Jew and Gentiles

Read Romans 15:28. Where was Paul going after he delivered the contribution to the poor in the church in Jerusalem?

S_ __ __ __ __

Read Romans 15:28 again. Did Paul plan to stop by Rome on his way to Spain? Circle your answer.

Yes         No         I don’t know

Read Romans 15:29. Whose blessing did Paul want to come to Rome with?

__ __ __ __ __      __ __ __ __ __ __

Read Romans 15:30. What did Paul ask the church in Rome to do for him?

__ __ __ __

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Read Romans 15:31. What specific prayer request did Paul have for them?

that he would be __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Read Romans 15:32-33. How did Paul want to come to Rome?

in __ __ __  by the __ __ __ __ of __ __ __

THINK ABOUT IT…

As much as Paul wanted to visit the church in Rome he would not go unless God had sent him. He knew that he had to obey God.

Paul also knew that even if he could not come to Rome yet, he could pray for them and they could pray for him.

Paul was a missionary. Do you know any missionaries that you can pray for?

Do you know of any places left on the earth that have not heard the gospel and learned about Jesus?

Go this website http://www.unreached.org/ and learn about places where the gospel has not been preached and pray that God would send someone like Paul to tell them about Jesus.

That’s enough for today. Tomorrow we will finish our study in the book of Romans! I am so excited that you are still here learning and growing in God.

 

Romans Study For Kids (Romans 14:13-23)

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We continue in our Romans Study For Kids as we finish up Romans 14. Reminder, this study is written with the New American Standard Bible translation.

 

Read Romans 14:13. With what word does this verse begin?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Now remember when we see a “therefore” we need to ask what the “therefore” is there for. The “therefore” in Romans 14:13 is the closing of what Paul was teaching us in verse 1 through verse 12. 

Read Romans 14:13 again. Had the church been judging one another? 

Yes            No           I don’t know

What word Romans 14:13 gives us a clue that this was something that they were doing?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __

To not do something “anymore” means we had to have already been doing it.

In Romans 14:13 we have another key word. Do you remember the word from the Finding Nemo video? 

__ __ __

What does Paul instruct us to do instead of judging or despising one another?

tripping

          

Yes! That’s right! Not to put a stumbling a block in another Christian’s way. God does not want us to judge or despise one another and he does not want us to cause another believer to sin against their own conscience.

Read Romans 14:14. What is Paul convinced of in Christ Jesus?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __   is unclean in itself

Read Romans 14:14 again. We have that very important word again. What makes something that is clean in Christ, become unclean to a Christian? 

if he __ __ __ __ __ __ it is unclean, then to him it is

Read Romans 14:15-17. If you hurt another Christian over what food they eat or what holiday’s they celebrate or what genre of music they listen to are you walking according to love?

Yes          No         I don’t know

Type this link in your URL search bar and watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuEJ_NQzFaU

That was a clip from one of the songs from the Disney movie Let It Shine. Right after this girl stops singing the song, the Pastor gets up to preach about how wrong rap music is and he humiliates the young girl who is indeed a famous rap artist and singer. He then learns that his son writes rap songs and he is very angry about it.

Later in the movie he takes the time to actually read the lyrics and he apologizes to both the girl and his son. He almost destroyed the work of God over something that God does not call a sin. 

Read Romans 14:15 again. What command does Paul give us in this verse.

Do __ __ __  destroy with __ __ __ __ food him for whom __ __ __ __ __ __  died.

Read Romans 14:16. If something is not called a sin by God should we call it evil?

Yes          No         I don’t know

Read Romans 14:17. Cross out the things that this verse says are not the kingdom of God and circle the the things that this verse says is the kingdom of God.

joy      eating      righteousness      drinking     peace   

Read Romans 14:18-19. If we serve Christ in righteousness, peace, and joy according to what God says is right and we do not destroy one another over things that God does not call sin what does this verse say we will be?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __    to  God

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __   by men

What are we to pursue according to Romans 14:19.

the things that make for __ __ __ __ __

Read Romans 14:19-20. What are we to do in order to be pleasing to God and walk according to love? Circle your answer.

build one another up         

tear down the work of God for the sake of food

Read Romans 14:21. If we are spending time with someone who believes something is evil even if we don’t believe it, should we try to get them to do it in order to prove it’s not evil?

Yes              No            I don’t know

THINK ABOUT IT…

Let’s say you have a friend over to play. Let’s say you and the friend go inside to watch a movie or a tv show and that friend tells you they are not allowed to watch a show that you watch all the time. Your parents see nothing wrong with this particular show, but their parents do. Should you tell the friend that their parents are crazy and their is nothing wrong with that show and turn it on anyway. Or should you simply say, okay, and find something that you both are allowed to watch?

What should you do in order to walk according to love?

Read Romans 14:21 again. Are we ever to be the reason why one of our brothers or sisters in Christ stumbles?

Yes          No         I don’t know

Read Romans 14:22. Who does this verse say is happy?

someone who does not __ __ __ __ __ __ __ himself in what He approves.

Read Romans 14:23. What do we learn is sin from this verse?

anything that is not from __ __ __ __ __

THINK ABOUT IT…

Let’s reverse the rolls with the example used just a moment ago. Let’s say that you are over at a friend’s house and they want to watch a tv show that you are not allowed to watch. Let’s say that this is a tv show that almost all the kids at school get to watch, it’s even on the  Disney channel, but you have been told by your parents that you are not to watch it. If you keep silent and watch this program knowing in your heart that it is wrong for you to watch it… does this make your heart happy?

I bet it doesn’t.

If you are not watching this program in the faith that it is okay to watch, you are condemning yourself and sinning against your own conscience because you are doing something that you believe is wrong. 

This is what Paul means in Romans 14:22, “The faith that you have, have as your own conviction before God.”

Have you been guilty of making a friend feel bad for watching something that you are not allowed to watch or have you made yourself feel bad for watching something you know you are not supposed to watch? 

If you have, talk to God about that… and your parents.

That’s enough for today! Tomorrow we dig into Romans 15.

 

Romans Study For Kids (Romans 14:1-12)

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Here is the study guide for Romans 14:1-9…

Remember this study is written to go along with the NASB translation.

 

Today we begin digging into Romans 14. In this chapter Paul goes back and begins teaching us again about how we are to treat other believers. In Romans 12:1-13 Paul began teaching us how we are to live out our faith with each other and then in Romans 12:14 – 13:14 he showed us how we are to practice our Christianity before everyone every where. Now here in Romans 14 he brings us back to how we are to treat each other in the church. The church, being the body of Christ.  

Read Romans 14:1 and answer the questions below.

Who are we to accept?

the one who is __ __ __ __  in __ __ __ __ __

What are we NOT to do with the one who is weak in faith?

pass judgment on his __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Is being weak in faith a sin?

Yes              No              I don’t know

Does this verse sound like it is talking about sin?

Yes               No              I don’t know

THINK ABOUT IT…

What makes an opinion and what makes a sin? The word for “opinion” used in Romans 14:1 in the Greek means a thought, inward reasoning; the reasoning of those who think themselves to be wise. 

What is your favorite color?

Why is it your favorite color? 

What about brushing your teeth? Do you like brushing your teeth?

Do your parents tell you what has to be your favorite color or do they let you pick it? I bet they let you pick it. It doesn’t matter whether your favorite color is pink or green. That is your opinion and you are free to choose it.

What about brushing your teeth? Do your parents tell you that you have to brush your teeth or do they just let you choose whether or not you do? Brushing your teeth is probably an instruction or command that is given to you by your parents and if you do not obey, there are consequences. These consequences can come from your parents, but there are also natural consequences that come from disobeying this… like cavities.

There are things that God allows His children to have different opinions on and if that opinion is different from ours it doesn’t mean they are sinning. It just means they might be weaker than us in their faith or stronger than us in their faith. This is what Romans 14 is all about.

Let’s keep digging!

Read Romans 14:2 We are about to compare and contrast two different types of believers. Look at the pictures below. Which picture best shows who Romans 14:2 says is weak in faith? Circle it.

Romans 14 popyeye Rom 14 garfield eating   

So does this mean that we don’t have to eat our veggies!

Unfortunately, no. That’s not what Paul is talking about. This is where historical context comes in.

Paul is writing this letter to the church in Rome, and remember we have already learned that this church was filled with both Jewish believers and Gentile believers. Jewish believers were raised under the Law of God and Jewish traditions. Gentiles were raised making sacrifices to false gods. Many times Jewish people would only eat vegetables because they were afraid they would eat meat that had been sacrificed to an idol. 

When these Jews and Gentiles became believers some were strong in their new freedom in Christ, others were not. 

Read Romans 14:3. If we are the one who eats what are we not to do?

regard with __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ the one who does not eat

The word contempt here means to make of no account, to despise utterly. If you have access to internet type this  in the url bar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xrw0gbnNuU

Did you see that look on Daffy’s face? 

Rom 14 daffy despise

                         

He’s decided that Bugs Bunny is of no value to him and is of no account. He is regarding him with contempt. If we are not careful we will look at other believers who are weaker than us in the same way. 

Now how does this relate today?

We are going to divide some things into three different categories. I am going to make a list and I want you to decide whether it is Biblical, unbiblical,  or non-biblical. 

(B) Biblical means that God has told us that it is okay. 

(U) Unbiblical means that God has told us it is sin. 

(N) Non-biblical means that God doesn’t tell us what we have to believe about it.

Let’s begin.

____     Wearing blue jeans to church

____     Using drums in Sunday morning worship

____     The color of the carpet in the Sanctuary

____     Jesus is not the only way to be saved

____     Teaching the Bible to children

____     Only some of us are born sinners

____     Telling lies to keep from hurting feelings

____     Honoring our parents

Now let’s take it a step farther. If you marked a statement as Biblical or Unbiblical look up the Bible verse that proves it and write it to the side of the statement.

Good job! 

Read Romans 14:3 again. We have learned that the one who does eat is not to regard with contempt the one does not eat, but what is the one who does not eat NOT supposed to do.

__ __ __ __ __ the one who eats

What does it mean to judge someone? Let’s say you are the person who believes it is wrong to wear blue jeans to church. If you believed it was wrong how should you respond to the person who comes to church in blue jeans?

Should you respond like the picture below? Circle your answer.

Romans 14 judgeYes               No

Read Romans 14:3 one more time. Does God accept the one who eats and the one who does not eat? 

Yes            No      

Does God accept the one who wears blue jeans and the one who doesn’t?

                               Yes             No

If God accepts them, then should we?

Romans 14 accept one another

Yes             No 

                    

Read Romans 14:4. If you believe in Jesus are you God’s servant? 

Yes             No

If someone else believes in Jesus are they God’s servant?

Yes             No

According to Romans 14:4 who is the only person who is allowed to judge God’s servant?

___ ___ ___ 

Read Romans 14:5. Look at the pictures below. Shout it out if you know what days the pictures represent.

Romans 14 special days Romans 14 special days 2 Romans 14 special days 1

                     

If you were to ask 20 different people how they felt about these days you would probably get several different opinions about them. Each person would probably be fully convinced that their opinion was the right one. 

Read Romans 14:6. Regardless of how we feel about the day or how we choose to celebrate it or not celebrate what should be our reason behind it?

we do it for the __ __ __ __ 

and we give __ __ __ __ __ __  to  __ __ __

Read Romans 14:7. According to this verse how many of us lives for ourselves or dies for ourselves? Circle your answer.

not one of us        some of us         all of us

Read Romans 14:8. If we live or if we die, who is it for?

the  __ __ __ __

Read Romans 14:9. Why did Christ die and live again? 

so that He might be __ __ __ __ both of the __ __ __ __ and of the __ __ __ __ __ __  

THINK ABOUT IT…

We all come to Jesus at different times and from different backgrounds. Some kids grow up in homes where they go to church and their parents are teaching them the Bible at home just like yours, but some kids have never been to church and their parents do not even know about Jesus. They may even believe wrong things about him, worship a different god, or may believe that there is no God at all.

Some kids grow up in churches where it is wrong to wear make-up and for girls to wear pants and some kids grow up in churches where drums and other musical instruments are not allowed. However God does not want us to look down on others who have more rules and He doesn’t want us to judge others who have less rules.

Jesus died for both and Jesus lives for both and both love Jesus and doing what they truly believe will please Him. What matters most is that Jesus is their Lord. 

If He is their Lord and He is our Lord then that makes us family and on the same team. If God doesn’t call it a sin, then we shouldn’t either. It is simply an opinion.  

Read Romans 14:10. Paul asks us two questions. What verse does he remind us of again with these two questions. Circle your answer.

Romans 14:6       Romans 13:10        Romans 14:3

 

According to Romans 14:10 who will stand before the judgment seat of Christ?

__ __  will  ___ __ __

 

Look up and read the following verses:

Romans 2:16 

1 Corinthians 3:10-15 

1 Corinthians 4:5 

2 Corinthians 5:10

What are these verses teaching us about?

the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __  seat of  __ __ __ __ __ __

 

Now look and read Revelation 20:11-15. Is this verse talking about the judgment seat of Christ?

Yes            No          I don’t know

 

No, it’s not! These are two different judgments. All believers will stand before the judgment seat of Christ and our work for Jesus will be graded. This is why it does matter how you live as a believer. This life is like a test, and you are going to be graded. I want you to pass the test and so does God! That’s why He gave us all the answers in the Bible and even gave us real life examples to study and learn from. He wants us all to make A+++!

The second judgment is known as the Great White Throne judgment. This judgment is only for those who never believed in Jesus. This is the judgment where people who would choose to believe the lie instead of the truth are sent to the lake of fire. We do not want any one to face this judgment and neither does God. That’s why He sent Jesus and that’s why He wants us to tell others that He sent Jesus. 

Read Romans 14:11. How many knees will bow and how many tongues will give praise to God?

everybody’s       nobody’s       only those who believe

 

Read Romans 14:12. Who all will give an account of themselves to God?

__ __ __ __   __ __ __ of  __ __

 

That’s right. Each one of us will give an account of ourselves to God. We will either be found believers and go stand before the judgement seat of Christ and get graded or our names will not be found in the book of life and we will be found guilty of sin and sent to the lake of fire… but even those who go to the lake of fire will bow their knee before God and praise Him as God.

That’s enough for today! Tomorrow we will start digging again :-)

 

 

Romans Study For Kids (Romans 13:1-14)

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Today we will begin digging into Romans 13. In Romans 12 we were taught how we should respond to other Christians and also how we are to respond to those who are not Christians, even those who are mean to us just because we believe in Jesus. 

Now as we begin Romans 13 we are going to learn how God wants us to respond to the law of the land we are living in. This would include our school teachers, policemen, our Mayor, our Governor, all the way up to our President. This would include any place we went that had a list of rules or laws that were posted for us to follow.

Let’s begin!

Read Romans 13:1. How does this verse begin? Circle your answer.

Every person    Some persons   Few persons   No persons

According to Romans 13:1 who is in charge of establishing all authority everywhere for every person?

__ __ __

Does that mean that God chooses who leads what countries? Including the United States?

Yes        No         I Don’t Know

Look up and read Daniel 2:20-21. Who did Daniel learn removed and established kings?

__ __ __ 

That’s right! God does. In the Old Testament and in the New Testament, God is the One who decides who rules and when they rule. He is in control of the leaders of countries and He is in control of the leaders in your state, county, and city. He is even in control of the leaders in your school, church, and home.

Read Romans 13:2. If you resist the authority over you, who are you really against? Circle your answer.

no one       the Principal      your Dad        God

According to Romans 13:2 when you oppose the authority that God has put over you, who receives the condemnation, who gets in trouble? Draw a picture in the box below of your answer.

Read Romans 13:3-4 out loud. 

If you have access to a computer type this link in the URL bar and watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqGrcTDUAe8

As you watched the video who was the authority over the driver of the car? Circle all that apply.

the kid cops    the stop sign    the passenger    God

That’s right! The kid cops, the stop sign, and God were all in authority over the driver of that car. 

Read Romans 13:3-4 again. Decide whether the statements below are True (T) of False (F).

____  Rulers make those with good behavior afraid.

____  If you do evil then the rulers will like you.

____  Authority is a minister of God for our good.

____  Authority is meant to punish those who do evil.

____  If you do good you have no reason to fear rulers.

____  You are supposed to be afraid of authority.

THINK ABOUT IT…

If the driver of the car had obeyed the stop sign and the law of the land would he have gotten a ticket? Would he have been pulled over? What did the driver do after he was pulled over? 

That’s right! He lied to the kid cops! He showed he knew the right thing to do by lying. He was not ignorant of the law, he just didn’t want to obey it. 

What could have happened had the driver continued in this evil behavior? 

That’s right! He could have caused a wreck that killed him, his passenger, or someone else. 

So was the authority(God, the kid cops, the stop sign)  over the driver that gave him the ticket there for the drivers good? Yes, the authority was there for the good of the driver and the good of everyone else. As long as a driver is obeying the signs and the laws then they have no reason to be afraid that the kid cops will pull them over and give them a ticket.

Read Romans 13:5. We are to submit to authority so that we will not be punished for disobeying and also for another reason. What is it? 

Use the verse to fill in the blanks with your answer.

for  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __’  sake 

THINK ABOUT IT…

We learned about our conscience when we were studying in Romans 2. How does it make you feel when you know you are doing something that is against the rules? 

Are you doing it in freedom or fear? 

When you have disobeyed your parents do you want to be around them or do you try to stay away from them.

How do you think this compares with God? When we choose to disobey God’s Word do we want to come to church and spend time with Him reading the Bible or do we want to stay away from church and our Bibles? 

Read Romans 13:6. Have you ever heard your parents talk about paying taxes? 

Yes         No         I don’t know

Read Romans 13:6 again. What does this verse say about the rulers over us?

they are  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __  of  __ __ __ 

How do these rulers, these servants of God, get the funds they need to rule? Ask your parents how our mayors, governors, firemen, policemen, and even our teachers get paid. 

That’s right. Taxes.

Read Romans 13:7. In this verse we are given pretty clear instructions to pay what we owe. Even if we don’t think we should owe it. Use the verse to fill in the blanks.

__ __ __ to whom __ __ __ is due

__ __ __ __ __ __ to whom __ __ __ __ __ __

__ __ __ __ to whom __ __ __ __

__ __ __ __ __ to whom __ __ __ __ __

Look up and read Matthew 22:15-22. What did Jesus have to say about paying taxes, even to a bad ruler? Answer True (T) or False (F) to the statements below.

___ If the ruler is mean we do not have to pay taxes

___ Give to the ruler what belongs to the ruler

___ Give to God what belongs to God

___ God doesn’t care if you pay your taxes

Read Romans 13:8. As a Christian what is the only thing we are to owe anyone?

__ __ __ __

Do we honor God by honoring the laws of our land?

Yes            No          I don’t know

Yes, we honor God when we honor the laws of our land. We show ourselves to be believers when we pay our taxes and respect the authority that is in place over us. That does not mean we have to agree with all the laws or the rulers, it just means we trust that God has allowed them to rule for a reason. We may not understand it, but that is okay. As long as the rulers are not asking us to commit a sin against what God has commanded in His Word we are to obey them. 

Read Romans 13:8 again. What is the one thing we can do to make sure we keep the law of God and the law of our land? Circle your answer.

go to law school       love our neighbor      stay home

Read Romans 13:9. What did God give us so that we would know how to love our neighbor?

The  Ten  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Look up and read Exodus 20:1-17. 

The first four commandments teach us how to love God. The next six commandments teach us how to love one another.

Look up and read Matthew 19:16-19. Is this list of commandments given by Jesus similar to what you read in Romans 13:9?

Yes             No           I don’t know

Read Romans 13:10. How is love the fulfillment of the law?

Love does no  __ __ __ __ __  to a neighbor

You might be wondering right now… Who is my neighbor? Well Jesus has our answer for that question too!

Look up and read Luke 10:25-37.

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Was the Litterer showing love to his neighbors or was he doing wrong to his neighbors? 

What would he have done differently had he been choosing to love his neighbor?

THINK ABOUT IT…  

Are there things that you need to be doing doing differently? 

Do you honor your parents? 

Do you respect your teachers at school? 

Are you kind to the other kids in class?

Do you take things from others that don’t belong to you?

If you can answer yes to questions like these, then spend some time with Jesus right now and talk to Him about it. 

Read Romans 13:11-13. Why is it so important that we do the things that God has told us to do? Circle all that apply.

Jesus is coming again and we want to be ready

Each day that passes means Jesus is closer

The night is almost gone and the day is near

We don’t know what will happen tomorrow so we need to tell others about Jesus today.

If Jesus lives inside of us we should show Him to others by what we do on the outside.

Read Romans 13:14. Who are we to put on?

__ __ __ __ __ 

How do we put on Jesus? Look up and read Galatians 3:27, Ephesians 4:22-24, Colossians 3:12.

THINK ABOUT IT…

When we are saved it is like we have taken off dirty clothes that we have worn playing in the mud. We lay those dirty muddy clothes to the side and most likely are sprayed down with the water hose outside and then get into a shower and are bathed clean. Now after we are all clean do we bend down and climb back into those dirty muddy clothes?

No, we put on a new clean set of clothes. Now do those clothes just jump on you?

No, we have to slide our arms and legs in them. We are part of the putting on of those clothes. Just like that, we are supposed to be a part of purposely putting on Jesus. We put Him on by sliding our arms into his and our legs into His and being His hands and feet. Living our lives in and through Him. 

Close your eyes now and picture yourself climbing into Him and putting Jesus on.

How would this change the choices you make? How would this change the games you play? The movies you watch? The music you listen to? The way you treat others?

Read Romans 13:14 again. What are we not to make any provisions for?

the  __ __ __ __ __

Go back and read Romans 8:3-9 and Galatians 5:19-21. Why do we not want to make provision for our flesh? 

the flesh is hostile to  __ __ __

those who practice the things of the flesh will not inherit the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ of __ __ __

Remember that everything that we are learning in Romans 12 – 16 is hooked up to that big engine of what we learned in Romans 1 – 11. 

God does not ask of us what He does not enable us to do. If God has commanded it, we can accomplish it in Him. 

Look up and read Philippians 4:13. This is another good verse to memorize. Get an index card and write this verse on it and keep it with you. Maybe even see if your mom will write it on the bathroom mirror with a dry erase marker so you can see it every day.

Now what are some things that you know that Jesus has asked you to do and you keep telling Him that you can’t? 

Are you talking back to your parents or teachers? 

Are you in a habit of saying mean things to others?

Do you lie about things you have done wrong or blame others for it?

Talk to Jesus about these things and to your parents and ask Jesus to help you do the right things… I promise you He will help!

 

 

Romans Study For Kids (PDF Download)

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Here are the downloadable pdf files for the Romans Study For Kids Part One, Two, Three, Four and Five.

These cover the entire book of Romans verse by verse, precept upon precept.

Please excuse any typo’s and/or misspelled words. I honestly have not went back through these and edited them.

May these be a blessing for your family!

Romans Study for Kids Part One

Romans Study For Kids Part Two

Romans Study For Kids Part Three

Romans Study For Kids Part Four

Romans Study For Kids Part Five

 

It is finished :-)

 

Romans Study For Kids (Romans 12:9-21)

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We are continuing our study in Romans as we dig into Romans 12:9-21… remember this study is meant to be used with the NASB translation.

 

Read Romans 12:9. What does this verse want our love to be without. 

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

The word hypocrisy comes from the Greek word hupokrinomai and it means to act the part, pretend, to answer, reply, to answer on a stage. So if God wants our love to be without hypocrisy, that means He doesn’t want it to be pretend, fake, or for show. He wants it to be real and true. 

Read Romans 12:9 again and use the verse to fill in the blanks.

__ __ __ __ __  what is  __ __ __ __

__ __ __ __ __ to what is __ __ __ __

THINK ABOUT IT…

What is something you might abhor… maybe brussels sprouts? 

Well you should abhor evil just like you abhor brussels sprouts.

What is something you cling to? Do you have a favorite blanket, pillow, or stuffed animal? 

Well you should cling to good just like you cling to these favorite things.  

In Romans 12:10-13 Paul give us a list of practical instructions on how we can “abhor what is evil and cling to what is good” as it relates to our brothers and sisters in Christ. If you are a Christian these instructions are for you. So let’s look at each one.

Read Romans 12:10-13 and fill in the blanks making these instructions personal to you.

I am to be __ __ __ __ __ __ __ to other believers in 

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __  love

I am to give __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ to others in

__ __ __ __ __

I am not to lag behind in __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

I am to be __ __ __ __ __ __ __ in spirit 

I am to __ __ __ __ __ the __ __ __ __

I am to __ __ __ __ __ __ __ in __ __ __ __

I am to __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ in tribulation

I am to be __ __ __ __ __ __ __ to __ __ __ __ __ __

I am to __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ to the needs of  the saints

I am to practice __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Now we are going to look at Romans 12:14-21. These verse teach us how we are to treat all people. Not just other Christians and not just people who are nice to us. These verses teach us how we are supposed to respond to people who are even mean to us. That’s right. Even people who hurt us.

Read Romans 12:14. How are we supposed to respond to people who persecute us? Circle the correct answer.

Bless them              Curse them            Do nothing

Read Romans 12:15. Use the verse to fill in the blanks.

I am to __ __ __ __ __ __ __ with those who rejoice.

I am to __ __ __ __ with those who weep.

THINK ABOUT IT… 

Have you ever seen someone crying because they fell down? Should we laugh at that person for falling or check on them?

Have you ever tried really hard to win a game, but lost? Should we be mad at the person who won, or should we be happy for them and celebrate with them?

Read Romans 12:16 and answer the questions below.

What kind of mind should you have toward others? Circle the correct answer.

Be of the ( same , different ) mind toward one another

What kind of mind are we NOT to have?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __

THINK ABOUT IT…

Do you know what “haughty” means? Haughty means high. So God is telling us that we are not to be high minded, but we are to have the same mind toward others. 

If you are up high what must you do to see anything or anyone that is below you?

That’s right you have to look down. God does not want us to look down on others… no matter how “low” they might be. He wants us to always be on the same level with our eyes. 

Let me ask you. Are you as tall as your Mom or Dad? I bet not! So when they want to tell you something important do they say it from up high, or do they squat down or pull you up in their lap so that they can get on the same eye level as you? How does it make you feel when they do that? 

Read Romans 12:16 again. There is one more “do not” in this verse.

Do not be __ __ __ __ in your __ __ __ estimation.

THINK ABOUT IT…

Is God telling us that He does not want us to think we are smart? No, I don’t think so. The word “wise” in the context of this verse is from the Greek wordphrḗn, and it means “personal perspective regulating outward behavior.” This word is also the root word of our English term “diaphragm” which controls key body functions from the inside out. This word “wise” in Romans 12:16 is talking about how we size things up. It is all about our own personal opinions. This is about thinking we know better than God. 

Look up and read the following verses:

Proverbs 3:5-7

Proverbs 12:15

Proverbs 26:12

Proverbs 30:24-28

THINK ABOUT IT…

Did you notice in Proverbs 30 that the four things were small, but still exceedingly wise? True wisdom doesn’t come with age or with being a grown up… it comes from God and trusting His Word over our own thoughts and feelings.

Now let’s read Romans 12:17 and answer the following questions.

What does this verse tell us NEVER to do? Circle your answer.

pay back evil for evil           cross your eyes   

stare at the sun                go swimming after eating

Who does it say to never do this to? Circle your answer.

family         friends          enemies         anyone

What does this verse tell us we should do? Fill in the blanks with the answer.

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ what is right in the __ __ __ __ __ of __ __ __ men.

Now that word “all” in the Greek is pas it means all, the whole, every kind of. 

In Romans 12:17 God is letting us know that no matter who it is we are to be considerate of them and what they believe is right. We will never win anyone to Christ through being mean to someone or making fun of what they believe.

Now let’s read Romans 12:18. How does God expect us to behave towards other people?

be at __ __ __ __ __ with __ __ __  men

How did Romans 12:18 began? Circle the correct answer.

Always must         If possible         Never will

Now read Romans 12:18 again. Whose behavior are you responsible for?

Every ones       No ones        My own

What part of Romans 12:18 tells us this?

as far as it depends on __ __ __

THINK ABOUT IT…

Is God saying it is always your fault if someone wants to fight with you? No, He is not. Some people, especially when you tell them about sin and what Jesus did for them, will become angry. Our job as a believer is to not start fights on purpose. We are to respect all people no matter what they believe. However, we are still to be willing and ready to share what we believe too even if it does make someone angry.

Read Romans 12:19 and answer the following questions.

What should we do if people are mean to us and hurt us or someone we love?

__ __ __ __ __ take your own __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Whose job is it to get back at those who have hurt us or those we love? Circle your answer.

your Dad’s           Underdog’s            God’s

Read Romans 12:20 to answer true (T) or false (F) to the statements below.

_____ If your enemy is hungry let them starve.

_____ If your enemy is thirsty give them a drink.

_____ If your enemy is thirsty drink in front of them.

_____ If your enemy is hungry then feed them

Read Romans 12:21. This last verse in this chapter summarizes everything that we have studied in this chapter. This is a good verse to memorize. 

“Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.”

This is a good time to sit down and watch the movie The GodMan…

Jesus is our example in how not to be overcome with evil, but to overcome evil with good.

 

Romans Study For Kids (Romans 12:3-8)

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Today in our Romans Study for Kids we will be digging into Romans 12:3-8… Remember this study is meant to go along with the NASB translation.

 

Read Romans 12:3 and answer the following questions.

What does Paul say to us who are believers in Jesus? 

not to __ __ __ __ __ more __ __ __ __ __ __ of himself  than he ought to think

How are we to think?

with __ __ __ __ __  judgment 

What has God allotted to each of us who are His?

a  __ __ __ __ __ __ __  of  __ __ __ __ __ 

Who allots it and measures it out?

The Pastor       We do       God       Your Mother

What word does Romans 12:3 begin with?

__ __ __

The word “for” in this verse is used as a conjunction. Do you know what a conjunction is?

A conjunction is a connecting word. This word is used to connect a train of thought.

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To find out what the “for” in Romans 12:3 is connecting to we have to look at the verses that come before it. Read Romans 12:1-2 again.

 

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Romans 12:1 begins with the word “Therefore”. This word is also a connecting word. We can say that Romans 12 is being driven and pulled by the verses that come before it. That big engine represents all that you learned in Romans 1 – 11. 

The first box car behind it represents Romans 12:1-2. Write Romans 12:1 in the space above the boxcar and color your boxcar.

 

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Now Romans 12:3 is the next boxcar. The one connected to the Romans 12:1-2 boxcar. Write Romans 12:3 in the space above the boxcar and color your boxcar.

 

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Read Romans 12:4-5. What does this verse begin?

__ __ __

That’s right! Another connecting word. Let’s add another boxcar. Write Romans 12:4-5 in the space above the boxcar and color your boxcar.

 

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Now read Romans 12:1-5 all together and picture in your mind how the therefore’s and for’s all connect in one train of thought being pulled by the engine of Romans 1 – 11. As we study through the rest of Romans you can imagine that all that you learn is hooking up to this Romans 1-11 engine.

 

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Now to get back to Romans 12:3-5.

Do you remember what you learned in Romans 6:3-7? When we believe the gospel it is like we were placed in Christ’s body and we died on the cross with Him, we were buried in the tomb with Him, and we rose from the dead with Him. We became a part of His body.

Look up and read 1 Corinthians 12:27. Use the verse to fill in the blanks below.

Now __ __ __  are Christ’s  __ __ __ __,  and individually __ __ __ __ __ __ __  of  __ __.

If we are members of Christ’s body how important is it that we present our bodies as a living and holy sacrifice to God?

kind of important      not important     very important

THINK ABOUT IT…

Is there any part of your body that you would want to do without? Or is every part of your body needed? 

Let’s say you no longer have thumbs. Will you notice that they are missing? Are your thumbs just as important to you as your feet? 

Try this. 

Get some tape or a piece of cloth and tie or tape down your thumbs. See how long you can go without needing them.

Romans 12:3-5 teaches us that when God makes us a part of the body of Christ we are given a gift to serve in this body. This gift is given to us by the Holy Spirit that comes to dwell in us when we are saved (Romans 8:9). We don’t pick our gifts, God does. 

 

 

As you watched this video from Tinkerbell did Tinkerbell choose her gift or is her gift chosen for her?

That’s right. She didn’t pick her gift. In the same way, we don’t pick our gift in the body of Christ either. God does. 

 

In this video Tinkerbell decides she doesn’t like her gift and she is going to try and learn to do another gift instead. How did it work out for her?

It didn’t. No matter how hard she tried she could not do the other gifts right. They were not her gifts. 

She needed to learn how to use her gift to the best of the measure that had been allotted her.

Read Romans 12:6-8 and see if what you learned from Tinkerbell helps you to understand what God is teaching us in these verses.

What does Romans 12:6 say about our gifts?

they differ        they are the same   

How do they differ?

according to the __ __ __ __ __ given us

Who gives us grace?

__ __ __

What different gifts are listed in Romans 12:6-8?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

__ __ __ __ _i_ _n_ _g_

__ __ __ __ __ _i_ _n_ _g_

__ __ __ __ __ __ _i_ _n_ _g_      

__ __ __ _i_ _n_ _g_

__ __ __ __ _i_ _n_ _g_

showing  __ __ __ __ __

 

 

 

What happened when Tinkerbell stopped trying to do the jobs that she was not gifted to do and started giving her best to the gift that she was given?

That’s right! All the fairies were able to work together using their own special gifts to bring spring. 

When we each do what God has gifted us to do then the whole body of Christ works together to bring glory to the kingdom of God. 

That’s enough for now! Next we will dig into Romans 12:9-21.

 

Romans Study For Kids (Romans 12:1-2)

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We begin our final section of the The Romans Study For Kids. We now are in part 5… the Service of Salvation!

We have just completed our study on the first eleven chapters of the book of Romans. Today we are beginning our last section of this very important book. Let’s do a quick review of our section outline. In Romans 1:1-15 we were introduced to who God used to write this book and who he was writing to. Then in Romans 1:16-17 we discovered why this book was written. The main theme of the book of Romans is to teach us that the righteous live by faith and the gospel is the power of salvation.

We titled our first section, The Need for Salvation. In Romans 1:1 – 3:20 God uses Paul to teach us our need for salvation. He shows us why we all need saved, no matter who we are or where we came from.

Our next section was, The Way of Salvation. In Romans 3:21 – 5:21 God uses the writings of Paul to teach us that the only way of salvation is by faith in His Son, Jesus.

Our third section was, The Life of Salvation. In Romans 6:1 – 8:39 God uses the writings of Paul to teach us how we are alive in Christ. He teaches us how we become His children. He teaches us how His Holy Spirit lives in all His children and how His Spirit gives us power to live our new lives in a way that pleases God. He also teaches us that nothing will ever separate us from God once we are His in Christ.

Our fourth section was, The Scope of Salvation. In Romans 9:1 – 11:36 God uses Paul’s writings to teach us that He is sovereign, or in total control, of who is saved. He also teaches us that He is not done with the people of Israel. God will never break His promises to us and He will never break His promises to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the children of Israel. He is going to graft them back in to His family one day very soon.

We closed section four with one of my favorite passages in the whole Bible:

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor? Or who has first given to Him that it might be paid back to him again? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen. 

(Romans 11:33-36)

God uses this passage of Scripture to close up all of what Paul has written about salvation and God’s sovereignty and God’s ways. It’s perfect because it reminds us that it is okay if we don’t understand all of this yet. It’s okay if what God says doesn’t make sense to our human mind. It’s okay, because He is God and we just need to trust Him and take Him at His word.

Now after these first eleven chapters on all the why’s, and explanations, and teachings, that God gives us about our sin and His salvation we come to Romans 12 and our last section of study, The Service of Salvation.

Now that we know the need, the way, the life, and the scope of our salvation… we need to know how we live it out in our every day lives and within His church. God uses Paul to teach us this in Romans 12 – 16.

Are you ready?

Let’s go!

Romans 12:1-2 

1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

 

Read Romans 12:1. What word does this verse begin with?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Do you remember what we have learned about this word? If there is a “therefore”, we need to know what the “therefore” is there for!

I believe this “therefore” is connecting us all the way back to everything we learned in the first eleven chapters. Let’s look at the rest of the verse to see why I believe what I do :-)

 

Read all of Romans 12:1. 

What does Paul urge us to present to God as a living and holy sacrifice?

our __ __ __ __ __ __

 

What does Paul say this is?

spiritual __ __ __ __ __ __ __  of __ __ __ __ __ __ __

 

From what you learn in this verse how much of you does God want? Circle your answer.

all of you       some of you     just a little of you

 

Listen to this version of the Hokey Pokey and think about what all you have learned in the book of Romans and especially this first verse of chapter 12.

In this song we sing that we give our hearts to Jesus and we give Him our hands, our feet, our head, our whole selves. When we give our hearts to Jesus we give Him everything. We worship Him with our hearts, our minds, and our bodies. God wants what we think, what we say, what we do, and where we go all to be for Him. He wants all of us to honor Him.

 

Read Romans 12:2. What are we not to be conformed to? 

do not be conformed to this __ __ __ __ __

 

What does it mean to be “conformed”? Take a moment to look up the word conformed in a dictionary. Write done what you learned.

___________________________________________________________

 

Why would God not want us to be conformed to the world? Look up and read John 12:31, John 16:11, Ephesians 6:12, and 1 John 5:19. Who is the ruler of this world?

Satan         President Obama      Superman

 

Look back and read Romans 8:29. Who does God want us to be conformed to?

__ __ __ __ __

 

Read Romans 12:2. What are we to be instead of being conformed?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

 

THINK ABOUT IT…

The word “transformed” in the Greek is metamorphoó. This Greek word might sound familiar to you. Have you ever studied what happens when a caterpillar becomes a butterfly? 

What is this called? 

Yes, metamorphous! 

Below is a picture of a caterpillar.

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During the process of metamorphous this caterpillar is transformed into a butterfly. The caterpillar becomes a whole new creation. It used to be a worm like creature that could not get off the earth… and then after being transformed it becomes a beautiful butterfly that can now fly!  

Now color in the butterfly below in all your favorite colors!

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Read Romans 12:2 again. How are you transformed? 

by the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ of your __ __ __ __

Before we know Jesus our minds are full with all the things of the world. We live in the world everyday. We see television shows and movies. We listen to songs. We go to school and hear things from other kids and learn things from school books that may or may not be true. What goes in our eyes and ears goes into our mind and into our heart and becomes our belief system which then controls our actions.

What has God given us so that our eyes and ears can be filled with what He says is true?

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The  __ __ __ __ __

 

What does Romans 12:2 say we will know if we renew our mind with God’s word? Circle all that apply.

will of God                      what is good

our favorite color             who we will marry

what is acceptable                 what is perfect

what the weather will be like

God tells us in Isaiah 55:8-9 that His thoughts and His ways are not our thoughts and our ways. He also tells us in Proverbs 3:5-6 that we are not to lean on our own understanding but to trust in Him. The only way that we can learn what God’s thoughts and ways are is for us to read His Word, the Bible. He has recorded for us His thoughts and His ways and not only that He sent Jesus to come and show us His thoughts and His ways. Remember that John 1:1-3 and 14 teaches us that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.

That’s enough for today! 

Romans Study For Kids (Romans 11:25-36)

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WOW! Here is the last post of the section of Romans that we have titled The Scope of Salvation!

Romans 11:25-36

25 For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in;

26 and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, “The Deliverer will come from Zion, He will remove ungodliness from Jacob.” 

27 “This is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.”

28 From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God’s choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers;

29 for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.

30 For just as you once were disobedient to God, but now have been shown mercy because of their disobedience,

31 so these also now have been disobedient, that because of the mercy shown to you they also may now be shown mercy.

32 For God has shut up all in disobedience so that He may show mercy to all.

33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!

34 For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor?

35 Or who has first given to Him that it might be paid back to him again?

36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.

 

We have just learned in Romans 11:1-24 how God is able to graft Israel back in again if they believe. What we are shown again in Romans 11:25-32 is that this was God’s plan all along.

Read Romans 11:25. What does Paul not want us to be?

__ __ _i_ _n_ __ __ _r_ __ _e_ _d_

 

What does he not want us to be uniformed about?

this  __ __ __ __ __ __ __

 

What is this mystery? Look up and read Matthew 13:11-17 and Ephesians 3:1-10 to find out. Use what you read to answer True or False to the statements below.

______  Jesus came to save only the Jewish

______  The Gospel is just for good people

______  The church is made up of Jew and Gentile

______  Gentiles can never be a part of God’s family

______ Jews and Gentiles are saved by grace

______ Jews were hardened so Gentiles could hear

 

Read Romans 11:25 again. How long will the hardening of Israel last?

until the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __  of the Gentiles has come in

 

Read Romans 11:26. What will happen when the fullness of the Gentiles comes in?

__ __ __   Israel will be __ __ __ __ __

 

Read Romans 11:26-27 and then look up and read Zechariah 12:10 and Jeremiah 32:38-42. When did God make these promises that He would save Israel. Circle either before or after.

Before or After — Jesus came to the earth

Before or After — Jesus died on the cross

Before or After — Jesus rose from the dead

Before or After — Israel disobeyed God

Before or After — God brought them out of Egypt

 

Read Romans 11:28. Did God stop loving Israel because they did not believe Jesus when He came the first time?

Yes        No       I don’t know

 

Read Romans 11:28 again. For whose sake did God allow Israel to become enemies of the gospel?

for the  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

 

Does the gospel mean that God isn’t going to keep the promises He made before Jesus died on the cross?

Yes        No      I don’t know

 

Read Romans 11:29. What do you learn about the gifts and calling of God?

They are __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

 

THINK ABOUT IT…

That’s a BIG word isn’t it! Do you know what it means? In the Greek this word is ametamelétos and it means not to be repented of, about which no change of mind can take place, not affected by change of mind. 

Have you ever had someone give you something and then come back later and say they wanted it back? How did that make you feel? Not good I bet. 

Well this word, irrevocable, means that once God has said it, once God has given it, He doesn’t take it back. Not ever.

 

Read Romans 11:30-31. Fill in the blanks to complete the verses and answer the questions below the verse with either Jew or Gentile.

For just as ______ once were disobedient to God,

(you who? _____________)

 

but now have been shown mercy because of _______  disobedience

(whose disobedience? ____________)

 

so __________ also now have been disobedient,

(these who? __________)

 

that because of the mercy shown to ________

(you who? _____________)

 

________ also may now be shown mercy.

(they who? _______________)

 

Read Romans 11:32. Who has God shut up in disobedience?

all of us          no one         just a few   

 

Why has God shut us all up in disobedience? 

so that He may show __ __ __ __ __  to all

 

Look back and read Romans 3:9 and Romans 3:19-20. Who all is under sin? Circle all that apply.

Jews       Gentiles       You        The World

 

Look up and read Galatians 3:21-29. Answer the questions below.  

Why did the Scriptures shut everyone up under sin?

________________________________________

(answer is found in verse 22)

 

What is the purpose of the Law of God?

_________________________________________

(answer found in verse 24)

 

Who can be saved through faith in Jesus?

_________________________________________

(answer found in verse 28)

Read Romans 11:33-36. Read this passage several times out loud. 

THINK ABOUT IT…

Paul concludes these first eleven chapters of Romans with this awesome praise to God. If you have made it through this study you have studied some of the hardest passages in the Bible and also some of the most important. Romans 1 through 11 lay out the full doctrine of salvation. 

Paul then concludes these chapters with a reminder to us that we don’t have to understand it all. We just need to trust God. We need to remember who He is. 

It doesn’t matter if we are not sure we like what we have read in these chapters. God doesn’t ask us to like it, just to obey it. He also doesn’t ask us to explain Him, but just to trust Him. 

We are also reminded by Paul that God does not owe us anything, so we need to be thankful always. Below is a U shape. Use this U shape to help you understand Romans 11:33.

Romans 11-36