Romans Part 5: The Downward Spiral of the Sinner

Romans 1:18-23

by Mike Deguzman

Revelation 19:15
Romans 3:9-10

I. Sinners Suppress Truth

Ephesians 5:6
Colossians 3:6
Psalm 19:1
1 Corinthians 4:b-c (What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?)
Ezekiel 14:3

II. Sinners Worship Creation

Genesis 30:1
John 3:19-20
John 7:17

III. Saints Honor God

1 Corinthians 6:20
1 Corinthians 10:31

IV. Saints Give Thanks

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Small Group Questions:

1.Do you see the truths of these verses in your own life before you were a Christian? Do you see left over fragments of this attitude in your life now?

2.How does the knowledge about truth-suppression help you to speak with nonbelievers about the Christian faith?

3.What specific ways have you honored (glorified/praised) God recently even though you were tempted to do otherwise?

4.What specific ways have you found yourself being thankful when your circumstances could have easily left you bitter?