Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, 3 concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh 4 and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, 5 through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, 6 including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ, 7 To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
The following quiz I wrote to aid in spurring on discussion about some topics in Romans 1:1-7. Sometimes there are right and wrong answers and at other times there are exploring questions.
1. When someone is called by God, what does that calling mean? (Choose all that apply.)
A. The call of God is for a specific ministry such as apostle, prophet, or pastor for which that person is separated from a normal life.
B. A call from God is when he called Israel to be his people. It is a part of his covenant with that people.
C.A call to the nations of the earth to serve the Lord God.
2. Which of the following scriptures are most explicit about David being the father of the Messiah?
A. 2 Samuel 7:12-16
B. Psalm 89: 35b-37
C. Isaiah 9:6, 7,
D. Jeremiah 23:5, 6
E. Jeremiah 33:15-17, 26
F. Amos 9:11
3. Different views of the difference between the New Testament and the Old Testament (Only one answer is correct, the other three are wrong.)
A. The Old Testament shows a God of judgment and the New Testament shows a God of love. Jesus came to put away the God Judgment.
B. The Old Testament was when God worked with a nation, Israel but God became disgusted with their sin so he gave up on them so in the New Testament, now he works with the Church.
C. The Old Testament was when God saved people by the works of the Law and now in the New Testament saves up by us by grace.
D.The OT was a revelation of the righteous requirements of the God and his promise of redemption, the NT is where there is a fulfillment of that promise.
4. Is God more concerned with saving individuals or peoples?
A. God is not going to judge groups, each of us must stand before God alone.
B. God is concerned about people groups and individuals. Each of us will be judged as an individual primarily but also as our generation and as our nation. We are both cooperate and individual.
C. Most sins are those of the group. An individual's private life usually does not hurt anyone else.