- Duties of Christians – Part 2 (13:1-14:23)
- What verse(s) stood out to you and why?
- Please review the study questions in the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible – The Gospel of Romans’ (page 49) for chapters 13 and 14. They are available online: http://www.ignatius.com/promotions/catholic-study-bible/download/guides/icsb-romans.pdf
- In regards to Romans 13:1-7, how should a ruler act? What respect should be given to those in authority? How does this relate to our society and our duties as Christians?
- Do you fulfill the law by loving your neighbors? What, if anything, makes it difficult for you to love others? What can you do to remedy this obstacle? (see Romans 13:8-10)
- “Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls.” (Romans 14:4) The Lord is our master. All Christians serve Christ. Therefore, we should not judge other Christians for how they serve. “(H)e who thus serves Christ is acceptable to God, and approved by men. Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.” (Romans 14:18-19) Judgement is left up to God, and God alone. What do you think of that information? How can you uplift other Christians and/or strengthen the ties you have with them? How do you hurt, or bring down, people of other Christian denominations?(see Romans 14:1-23)