At-Home Bible Study

This page contains an interactive Bible study that you can do at home.  These Bible studies are changed each week, and they coordinate with the Bible lessons taught in Morningside's Sunday School each Sunday.

The At-Home Bible Study is easy to use.  Simply print this page, get your Bible and a pen or pencil, and begin learning.  If your Bible isn’t handy, click on the verse references to read the Bible verses on your computer screen.  The studies are interactive, so you will be asked to read specific scripture verses and answer questions.  You'll be amazed how much you will learn from God's Word, the Bible.

Bookmark this page and come back each week to study the Bible in your own home.  To further your Bible learning, come to Sunday School at Morningside Baptist Church each Sunday at 8:45 a.m.

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September 6, 2015

Romans 1:1-17

Are You Ashamed of the Gospel?




Robin was in a real fix.  The other kids at her lunch table were laughing and making fun of a girl at the next table who bowed her head to say the blessing before her meal.  They ridiculed her modest clothing, the cross necklace she was wearing, and the Bible she carried with her books.  “She’s one of those religious fanatics – no wonder she doesn’t have any friends,” they taunted.  “And she’ll never get any dates in that granny outfit!”

Robin was uncomfortable with the kidding, but she didn’t say anything – even though she attended the same church as the poor “religious fanatic.”  Then it happened – the moment she was dreading.  One of the kids turned to her and asked, “Hey, Robin, you’re one of those Christians, aren’t you?”

Should Robin speak up for her faith and risk the same treatment as the poor girl at the next table, or should she stay quiet? What would you do in a situation like that?

Romans 1:1

“Paul, a ___________ of Jesus Christ, called to be an ___________, _____________ unto the __________ of God.”


The word servant literally means a slave.  Paul considered himself to be owned by Jesus Christ and therefore obligated to obey Him.  Are you a servant of Jesus Christ? __________  If so, in what ways are you serving Him?


An apostle is a messenger or ambassador sent to carry a message on behalf of a ruler.   What do you think it means to be “separated unto the Gospel?”


Are you separated unto the Gospel?

Romans 1:2

The Old Testament prophets foretold that the Gospel would come.


Romans 1:3

Who does the Gospel concern?


How is He described?


Romans 1:4

What three things prove that Jesus is the Son of God?  “And declared to be the Son of God with _________, according to the spirit of ___________, by the _______________ from the dead.”


Romans 1:5

What did Jesus give Paul?


Romans 1:6

“Among whom are ye also the __________ of Jesus Christ.”


Romans 1:7

To whom did Paul write this letter?


Romans 1:8

Why did he thank God for the Roman believers?


Are you thankful for other believers? _______  How can you express that thankfulness?


Romans 1:9

What did Paul’s thankfulness cause him to do?


Romans 1:10

What did he want to do?


Romans 1:11

Why did he want to do that?


Romans 1:12

What did Paul hope would result from his visit?


Romans 1:13

What had he often planned to do?


Romans 1:14

Who did he feel obliged to preach to (see also Acts 9:15; Romans 15:16)?


Romans 1:15

What was he ready to do?


Romans 1:16

“For I am not ___________ of the __________ of Christ.”  The Gospel is “the _________ of God unto _____________ to every one that _____________.”


Romans 1:17

What is revealed through the Gospel?


Concluding Thoughts: The Gospel is the story of the life, death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.  It teaches that people are sinners in need of a Savior.  The Gospel tells us we can never be right with God or go to heaven when we die unless we personally trust Jesus Christ as our only hope for salvation.

The word Gospel means “Good News.”  Our sinful world certainly needs to hear some good news!  The Gospel is good news about salvation.  It is “the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

The Apostle Paul was not ashamed of the Gospel.  He was anxious to travel to Rome and preach the Gospel to the people there, in spite of the opposition and ridicule he might face.  Paul was willing to stand up for the Lord Jesus who died for him.

That’s an interesting historical fact, but here is the most important question: Are you ashamed of the Gospel?  Those who have truly received new life in Jesus Christ are not ashamed of the Gospel.

How and where can you stand up for Jesus Christ this week?  List in the space below some ways and places you can be bold for Christ.  Tell God you will not be ashamed of the Gospel.




Project: Memorize Romans 1:16.  Tell someone the Good News about salvation and new life available through Jesus Christ.

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