Term 2 – Week 03

Big Idea – God is angry at all human sin, because he showed himself to us in creation but we reject Him

Romans 1:18-32




To understand these verses, it’s helpful to visualise the grammatical flow of the passage:

What is this passage saying?

  1. God’s wrath against sin is being revealed in the present (i.e. today!) and not just being stored up in the future (v.18). God is angry at all human sin.
  2. The root cause of human wickedness and sin is that people suppress the truth by their wickedness (v.18b). They reject the truth about God.
  3. All people are without excuse because,
    • God’s self-revelation in creation leaves people without excuse (v.20). To live in the world God has made and to believe in Him is truly ‘natural’ – to disbelieve God is actually ‘unnatural’. In fact, to disbelieve God comes only by suppressing what has been made very plain to see. Thus, God’s wrath is rightly deserved
    • People actively choose not to respond to God’s self-revelation (v.21). Both heart and mind have shown themselves incapable of responding rightly to God’s self-revelation.
  4. Humanity’s rejection of the truth about God is a result of their rejection of God himself (exchanged). Humanity’s consequent descent into wickedness is a result of this rejection (exchange) but also a result of God’s wrath in handing them over to their wickedness (vv.22-31).
  5. There is knowledge of God given to all people, but all people suppress the truth and glory in their sin (v.32)

This is a hard hitting passage in the bible that we will aim to teach with love, care and compassion, in an age-appropriate way.

Memory Verse

Romans 1:16-17

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed – a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.’


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