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

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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.

THINK ABOUT IT…

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.

 

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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

 

THINK ABOUT IT…

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.

GNDIANSTERDNU  

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

 

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

 

THINK ABOUT IT…

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? 

 

 

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