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Romans 15:22-32

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Paul Continues with His Closing Remarks

Romans 15:22-32

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Lesson Number 47

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. Three characteristics of Spirit-led plans are:
    a. Spirit-led plans are logical
    b. Spirit-led plans may be hindered
    c. Spirit-led plans can be revised
  2. Two characteristics of Spirit-led prayers are:
    a. Spirit-led prayers are earnest
    b. Spirit-led prayers are unselfish

Practical Application

  1. Let's be flexible when it comes to making plans

Questions

  1. Paul had an intense desire to get to Rome. What was this desire?
  2. List the three characteristics of Spirit-led plans.
  3. List the two characteristics of Spirit-led prayers.

Answers

  1. His interest in going to Rome was to fellowship with the Christians there, and to share and help them to grow. Also, he thought they might help him on his way to Spain.
  2. Spirit-led plans are a) logical, b) may be hindered, and c) can be revised.
  3. Spirit-led prayers are a) earnest and b) unselfish.

Discuss/Consider

  1. Spirit-led prayers are earnest. Are you earnest in your prayers? Are you striving in your prayers? Give examples of times you believe your prayers were earnest.
  2. Spirit-led prayers are unselfish. Keep a record this week of your prayers. Are they truly unselfish? Give examples.

Challenge

  1. Be flexible when it comes to making plans. Godly plans can be revised. Paul's were.

Key Verses

  • "If the Gentiles have been partakers of spiritual things, their duty is also to minister in material things." Romans 15:27
  • "Strive together with me in prayers to God for me...that I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may be refreshed together with you." Romans 15:30-32
  • "Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen." Romans 15:33

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