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Romans Study For Kids (Romans 1:18-32)


Well here’s the Bible study for Romans 1:18-32… This study uses the New American Standard Bible translation… it could get confusing with a different translation since I use a lot of fill in the blanks.

WORD STUDY for Romans 1:18-21

Read the Greek definitions of each of these words and go back and read the Scripture verse in which they are found and see if it helps you understand what the means.

Wrath: orge

anger, the natural disposition, temper, character, movement or agitation of the soul, impulse, desire, any violent emotion, but esp. anger

Ungodliness: asebeia

want of reverence towards God, impiety

Unrighteousness: adikia

injustice, of a judge

unrighteousness of heart and life

a deed violating law and justice, act of unrighteousness

Suppress: kateco

to hold back, detain, retain from going away

to restrain, hinder (the course or progress of)that which hinders, Antichrist from making his appearance to check a ship’s headway i.e. to hold or head the ship

to hold fast, keep secure, keep firm possession of

to get possession of, take

to possess

Evident: phaneros

apparent, manifest, evident, known

manifest i.e to be plainly recognized or known

Made: phaneroo

to make manifest or visible or known what has been hidden or unknown,

to manifest, whether by words, or deeds, or in any other way

make actual and visible, realized

to make known by teaching

to become manifest, be made known

of a person: expose to view, make manifest, to show one’s self, appear

to become known, to be plainly recognized, thoroughly understood, who and what one is

Invisible: aoratos

unseen, or that which can not be seen

Clearly seen: kathorao

to look down, see from above, view from on high

to see thoroughly, perceive clearly, understand

Understood: noeo

to perceive with the mind, to understand, to have understanding

to think upon, heed, ponder, consider

Knew: ginosko

to learn to know, come to know, get a knowledge of perceive, feel

to become known

to know, understand, perceive, have knowledge of

to understand

to know

to become acquainted with

Honor: doxazo

to think, suppose, be of opinion

to praise, extol, magnify, celebrate

to honor, do honor to, hold in honor

to make glorious, adorn with lustre, clothe with splendor

to impart glory to something, render it excellent

to make renowned, render illustrious to cause the dignity and worth of some person or thing to become manifest and acknowledged

Futile: mataioo

to make empty, vain, foolish

Speculations: dialogismos

the thinking of a man deliberating with himself

a thought, inward reasoning

purpose, design

a deliberating, questioning about what is true

hesitation, doubting, disputing, arguing


Read Romans 1:18-19

What is revealed from heaven?

__ __ __ __ __   of  __ __ __


What is it revealed against?

all __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

and __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ of men


What do these men do?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __   the   __ __ __ __ __


How can they suppress the truth?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __  that which is known about God is

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ within them


Who made it evident within them?

____ ____ ____

Read Romans 1:20 and list what has been clearly seen about God since the creation of the world.

___________________    ______________________

____________________   _____________________

____________________   ______________________


How are these things that are clearly seen about God understood?

through what has been __ __ __ __


So where does that leave all of us with whether or not we believe in God?

without   __ __ __ __ __ __


Read Romans 1:21. What did these who knew God refuse to do?

__ __ __ __ __   __ __ __  as God 

or __ __ __ __ thanks


Read Romans 1:21 again. Instead of honoring God and giving God thanks what did they do?

but they became __ __ __ __ __ __   in their speculations,

and their foolish __ __ __ __ __ was darkened.


Go back to the word study list and read again what “speculations” means.


List below some things that you know people think about God and His world that are not true according to what God says in the Bible.


















Read Romans 1:22. Fill in the blanks below.

Professing to be __ __ __ __ they became __ __ __ __ __


Let’s see what other Bible verses have to say about being being wise and being a fool.

Read Psalm 14:1. What does the fool say in his heart?

There is  __ __     __ __ __.


Read 1 Corinthians 1:17-25.

Look at 1 Corinthians 1:18. Who is the word of the cross foolishness to?

those who are __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __


Look at 1Corinthians 1:20. What has God made foolish?

the __ __ __ __ __ __ of the world


Read Proverbs 9:10. What is the beginning of wisdom?

the __ __ __ __  of the  __ __ __ __


Read Proverbs 2:6. Who gives wisdom?

the __ __ __ __

As we look at the rest of Romans 1, we will see two repeated phrases, “they exchanged” and “God gave them over”. When God repeats something in the Bible it is very important for us to pay special close attention to what He is repeating and to ask ourselves why He is repeating it. We should wonder why it is so important.


Read Romans 1:22-23. What did those who profess to be wise, but became fools do?

they exchanged the __ __ __ __ __ of the incorruptible God for an __ __ __ __ __in the form of corruptible

__ __ __ and of __ __ __ __ __ and four-footed animals

and __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __    __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ _


Read Romans 1:24. What is the first word in this verse?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __


When the Bible says “therefore” that tells us to find out what the “therefore” is THERE FOR. In Romans 1:23-24 we see that they exchanged God for an image and therefore God gave them over. 


Read Romans1:24 again. What did God do to those who exchanged His glory for an image of man, birds, animal, and crawling creatures?

God __ __ __ __ them __ __ __ __


Read Romans 1:25. What else did they exchange. 

they exchanged the __ __ __ __ __ of God for

a (the)  __ __ __


Read Romans 1:25 again. What did they choose to worship and serve besides the Creature?

the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __


Read Genesis 3:1-6. Who did Adam and Eve choose to serve besides God (we serve who we obey and listen to). Unscramble the letters for the answer.

TSERNEP    ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___


Read Revelation 12:9. Who is this serpent?

the __ __ __ __ __ and __ __ __ __ __


Read John 8:44. What do you learn about the devil?

he was a __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ from the beginning

he is a __ __ __ __ and the father of __ __ __ __


Read Romans 1:26. What does this verse begin with?

__ __ __ this __ __ __ __ __ __


“For this reason” is another important phrase in the Bible. When we see “for this reason” we need to ask “for WHAT reason?” and look to the verses before it to find out what the reason is. In Romans 1:25 we see that they exchanged the truth of God for the lie.


Read Romans 1:26-27. What did God do to those who exchanged the truth of God for the lie?

God __ __ __ __ them __ __ __ __


Read Romans 1:24 again. What did God give them over to?

the lusts of their __ __ __ __ __ __ to impurity


Read Romans 1:26-27. What did God give them over to?

degrading  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ ; for their women exchanged the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ function for that which is __ __natural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ function of the women  and burned in their desire toward one another, __ __ __ with __ __ __ committing indecent

__ __ __ __


Read Romans 1:26-27 again. What does God say about the relationship described? 

Circle the correct answer.

               It’s natural              It’s unnatural


Read Genesis 1:26-27 below.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them


Whose image was man made in?

___ ___ ___ ‘s


What was man given rule over? 

__ __ __ __ of the sea, __ __ __ __ __ of the sky and over the __ __ __ __ __ __ and over all the earth, and over every __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ thing


How did God create them?

__ __ __ __ and __ __ __ __ __ __


Now go back and read Romans 1:22-25. What did the ungodly and unrighteous do?

they __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ the glory of the incorruptible God for an image of corruptible man and of __ __ __ __ __ and __ __ __ __ – __ __ __ __ __ __ animals and __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ creatures.

they exchanged the __ __ __ __ __ of God for a lie and worshiped and served the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ rather than the Creator


God created man to have rule or dominion over the creature not to worship and serve it. God created man and woman. He created them male and female. It is male and female that is in the image of God. 


Read Romans 1:27. What did they receive in their own persons because of their acts?

the __ __ __ penalty of their error


Read the last of Romans 1:27 again. Whose error is it? Circle the right answer.

God’s            or                theirs



Spend some time today asking your grandparents how our nation has changed since they were kids. Ask them what they watched on television. Ask them what the president of our country supported. Ask them what things were considered wrong. Ask them how much of the Bible was a part of our country when they were kids. 

Then ask your parents what things are considered wrong now. Ask them what things are considered to be okay in our nation today.

Do you see a connection between what is going on in our nation today with what you have studied in Romans 1:21-27? As our nation has chosen to not honor God as God or give Him thanks and has chosen to exchange the truth of God for a lie, has our nation changed because of it?

Before we go any further I want to make sure that you remember that the pronouns “them” and “they” in Romans 1:21-32 all refer back to the “ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness” in Romans 1:18. 


Read Romans 1:28. What do we learn about the ungodly and unrighteous?

they did not see fit to __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

God any longer


Read Romans 1:28 again. What did God do when they chose not to acknowledge Him?

God __ __ __ __ them __ __ __ __ to a depraved mind to do those things which are __ __ __    __ __ __ __ __ __

(Look up Isaiah 5:20-21 to see the description of a depraved mind)


Read Romans 1:29-30. 

List what those who have a depraved mind are filled with:

being filled with ______________________, ______________________, ______________________,


full of ________, __________,

___________, ____________, _____________; 

they are ___________, _____________, haters of _____,

______________, _______________, _______________,

inventors of ________, disobedient to _______________,


Read Romans 1:31. What are the ungodly and unrighteous without? Unscramble the letters.


__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __


Read Romans 1:31 again. What else do we learn about the unrighteous.

un__ __ __ __ __worthy

un__ __ __ing,

un__ __ __ __iful


As we learn about the unrighteous what we see is that they are the exact opposite of God. 

Read Psalm 145. What do you learn about God? 

Circle your answer.

Is He trustworthy?     Yes     No

Is He loving?             Yes     No

Is He merciful?          Yes     No


Read Romans 1:32. 

What do the unrighteous know?

and although they know the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ of __ __ __.


What do they know about those that practice the things that you listed?

they are worthy of __ __ __ __ __


Even though they know this what do they do?

__ __ the same 

also __ __ __ __ hearty __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __  to those who practice them


Read Romans 1:19-20. How do they know the ordinances of God? 

that which is known about God is evident _____________

them; for God made it __ __ __ __ __ __ __ to them



How do you know that you know the ordinances of God? When was the last time you “told on someone” and what did they do that led you to tell? 



Romans Study For Kids (Romans 1:8-17)

The Romans project/study continues… I made it through Romans 1:17 with the kids this past Sunday, but I believe this coming Sunday we will go back and dig deeper into Romans 1:16-17 before we move forward into the next section of Romans.

Here’s some more of the study that I put together for the kids to take home and work on with their parents as we looked at Romans 1:1-17:


Read Romans 1:15, what is Paul eager to do?

He is eager to __ __ __ __ __ __ the __ __ __ __ __ __


Read Romans 1:16, what do we learn about Paul?

He is not __ __ __ __ __ __ __ to __ __ __ __ __ __ the gospel



If Paul was not ashamed to preach the gospel, then we shouldn’t be either! What is the gospel? What does it mean to preach the gospel? How can you preach the gospel?


Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, what is the gospel?

Christ __ __ __ __ for our __ __ __ __ according to the S__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __,

and that He was __ __ __ __ __ __, and that He was

__ __ __ __ __ __ on the  __ __ __ __ __  day according to the S__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __


Read Romans 1:2, what do you learn about the gospel?

It was __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ beforehand through His prophets in the __ __ __ __   S__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __


Read Romans 1:16, what do you learn about the gospel?

It is the __ __ __ __ __ of God for salvation to everyone who __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.


Read Romans 1:17, what do you learn about the gospel?

In it the righteousness of God is __ __ __ __ __ __ __ _ from __ __ __ __ __ to faith


Read Romans 1:17 again and write it below. This verse is the theme of the book of Romans.



Read Romans 15:19, where all has Paul preached the gospel? 


From __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ to __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __



Where have you preached the gospel? Where can you preach the gospel? Draw a map from your house to the places you go (school, church, ballgames, friends, etc) and put an X on the places you shared with others about Jesus.

















Read Romans 16: 1-3 and 21-23, how many friends did Paul have with him who helped him share the gospel?

He had _______ friends helping him



Who are the friends that you have that will help you share the gospel with others?


Read Romans 1:7, who is Paul writing this letter to?

He is writing to the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ of God in __ __ __ __, called as __ __ __ __ __ __


Read Romans 1:8, what do you learn about their faith?

Their faith was being __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ throughout the whole __ __ __ __ __


Read Romans 16:17-19, why is Paul writing the church in Rome?

He wanted them to keep __ __ __ __ __     __ __ __  on those who cause dissensions (fights, separations, quarrels) and he wanted them to be __ __ __ __  in what is __ __ __ __ and __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __  in what is __ __ __ __



What do you need to change about the people you hang around, watch, listen to, and learn from in order to pay attention to Paul’s warning to the church?


Read Romans 1:12, what did Paul want the church of Rome to be? Unscramble the letters to find the answer.

EURGDEOCNA      __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __


Read Romans 1:12 again, did Paul also need to be encouraged by the saints in Rome? Circle your answer.

YES                   NO



Paul wrote to the church of Rome to warn them, to teach them, and to encourage them. He also needed to be encouraged by them. Who is someone is leadership, someone who teaches you, encourages you, helps you that you could encourage today? Think about it and maybe send that person a card or just give them big hug.

Below is what my children’s church kids did to encourage our “Paul” our Pastor Charles 🙂

The kids all wrote encouragement on the post-it notes and then we snuck out during service and covered his office door with them 🙂


By the way, how’s that memorizing of Romans chapter 1 going?

Romans Study For Kids (Romans 1:1-7)

The Gospel in Math Terms :

If you are like me, you might just not have the time or the patience to figure out the Scripture Typer thing. I tried several times and well… I must move on or my heart is not going to be in the right “spirit” for memorizing the Word of God. Memorizing Scripture kind of loses its oompf when it is accompanied by growls and huffs of frustration…

Today is January 30th. If you are with me on the pursuit of memorizing the first chapter of Romans by the end of February then we should be on Romans 1:3 today. Now I must admit that I have not been as pro-active as I want to be in memorizing these first three verses… I just have them memorized because I have read them so many times in teaching through this book.

Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 

which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures, 

concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh

Romans 1:1-3

One recommendation of memorizing Scripture is to begin with making a list of the first letter of every word…

P, a b o C J, c a a a, s a f t g, w H p b t H p i t h S, c H S, w w b o a d o D a t t f

Another recommendation is to hand write the verse or passage down on a card and read it out loud at least three times a day… I would think you could also take it and type it out three times in a day… maybe get three or four friends to join you in this memorization challenge and text the verses to each other… then you are not only texting them three times a day, but receiving them as well.

The next step is to take it past memorizing the words and discovering what these words mean… this will imbed these words in your heart and mind and soul. I am working on the study for kids… Here are some of the things I shared with the kids as we looked at these verses last Sunday:

I began the lesson with a reminder of our who, what, when, where, why, and how strategy. Then we started with the who, who wrote the book of Romans and then we looked a little at the why it was written to help set the context with a small background lesson into what was going on in the church in Rome. Since we had just finished studying the book of Revelation I took the kids back to Revelation 22

 I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.

 Revelation 22:18-19
I explained to them that Paul was writing this letter to the church in Rome because of two groups that were causing problems in the church. One group was called the Judaizers. This group taught that yes, Jesus saved you, but you were kept saved by keeping all the laws of Judaism. The other group was the Antinomians. This group taught that since salvation was all about grace and Jesus had died and paid for our sins, then we could just sin all we wanted to and that just made His grace look even greater.
I drew a line chart on a dry erase board to illustrate how the Judaizers added to the Word and well the Antinomians took away. Once I shared what the two groups stood for the kids answered correctly when I asked who added to and who took away. (The kids thought it was quite funny that God used math). I then shared with them that the whole book of Romans is to teach us that the righteous shall live by faith… 
Judaizers                                                   Faith                                                         Antinomians


After this little background we began to look at Romans 1:1-7, but we really only got through verse 1 🙂

Here’s a copy and pasted version of the handouts I am working on as I teach through this book, maybe you can use them with your own children.


Read Romans 1:1, what do we learn about Paul?


He’s a  __ __ __ __-__ __ __ __ __ __ __  of Jesus Christ

He’s an __ __ __ __ __ __ __

He’s been __ __ __  apart for the __ __ __ __ __ __ of God



The word bond-servant is “doulos” in the Greek. Read Deuteronomy 15:12-17 to find out what it means to be a bond-servant.


It shall come about if he says to you, “__   __ __ __ __   __ __ __    __ __    __ __ __   __ __ __ __    __ __ __” because he  __ __ __ __ __  you and your household.



Read Galatians 1:1, 11-12 what is an apostle?


not sent from __ __ __ nor through the agency of __ __ __

but through J __ __ __ __  C __ __ __ __ __  and G __ __ the Father, who raised him from the dead.



Read Acts 9:1-17 and then look closely at Acts 9:15, what did God say about Paul, how was he set apart?


he is a __ __ __ __ __ __ instrument of M __ __ __, to bear My __ __ __ __  among the

G __ __ __ __ __ __ __  and k __ __ __ __  and the  __ __ __ __  of Israel.


Read Ephesians 2:10:


  what have you been set apart for?


__ __ __ __     __ __ __ __ __


  who prepared them for you?


__ __ __


   when did He prepare them for you?


__ __ __ __ __ __ hand





If Paul was a bond-servant he was completely dependent upon his master. His Master gives him his orders and his Master gives him everything he needs to fulfill those orders. If we are a bond-servant of Jesus we must must do what our Master commands and we can do it because we know that our Master will give us what we need to do what He commands. Do your parents tell you to do something that they know you are unable to do? No, they give you chores and instructions that they know that you can do because they have given you the knowledge and tools to complete the task. If your parents do this, do you think that God will too?

Teaching Romans to Kids


The Lord willing, I will begin teaching the children of Shiloh Baptist through the book of Romans. I have googled and web browsed and haven’t found a study on the  entire book of Romans for children. So as I teach I will also be working on writing a study to share with others who would like to teach this book verse by verse to their kids.

I am not an artist nor am I a computer wiz… so get ready for some silly pictures, uneven graphs, and unconventional visual aids… but hopefully by the end of the study the kids will have a solid foundation on the book of Romans as a whole. Hopefully one that God can continue to build upon for years to come.

This coming Sunday we will be digging into Romans 1:1-17. We will also begin with an overview of the whole book. I call this building the filing cabinet (or I guess the file folder these days) and designating the files. This way as the kids learn they know where to the store the information that they learn… they know which file to put what they are learning in.

The name of our Children’s Church Room is the OIA room. It’s the place where we Observe the text by asking who, what, when, where, why, and how. It’s the place where we Interpret the text according to what we have observed and by keeping our observations within the context of the whole counsel of God. It’s the place where we see the Application of what we have learned to our everyday lives. How does what we have learned from our study change how we live and think?

I put together this chart…

I call it my Romans foundation chart.


I believe that Romans 1, 15, and 16 are the cornerstone of the book of Romans because in these chapters we find out who wrote it, who it was written to, the circumstances in which it was written, and the purpose for which it was written. These three chapters set the context in which the entire book must be interpreted if we won’t a true understanding of this beautiful doctrinal treatise.

The kids will begin here.

Now the goal is to let them see how exciting it is to discover truth as we study the Bible… it certainly is not a stuffy old book full of out of date rules… it’s living and active and absolutely EXCITING!

You see I don’t want them just to think coming to church is fun… I want them to see that studying the Word of God is fun!

And as we study and as we learn I will also be working on memorizing the entire 1st chapter of Romans… 🙂