Lesson 3 (10-10-18)

Session 3
Q. Just as if I never sinned … really?
A. Yes, because Christ died as my substitute and God declares me not guilty.

When Paul wrote Romans 3:9–20, he quoted from the Old Testament a lot. You’ll read some of these passages this week. Think about it: Since Paul referred to the Old Testament so much when he wrote, what does this mean about his knowledge and mastery of God’s Word? How was he able to do that?

Read Psalm 14:1–3. (Check it out: These same verses are repeated in Psalm 53:1–3.)
Why is it significant that we find the same truths repeated in various parts of Scripture?

Read Psalm 5:1–11.
What were David’s feelings as he wrote this psalm (song)? How does it comfort or encourage you to know that he was able to express honestly what was in his heart to God?

Which verses from Psalm 5 does Paul quote in Romans 3?

Read Psalm 140:1–13.
How could this psalm apply to bullying (a big problem these days—and maybe even in your life)?

How could this psalm help you if you are the victim of bullying?

How does this psalm convict you if you have bullied or slandered or gossiped about someone? What will you do about it?

Read Proverbs 1:7–19.
List three things that Solomon instructs, advises, or warns about in these verses that you need to apply in your life. What specifically do you need to do to apply his wisdom?

Wrap it up in prayer
Read 1 John 1:9. Then pray, confessing any sin that the Holy Spirit has shown you this week. Thank God that he forgives your sin and cleanses you from all unrighteousness. Ask Jesus to give you the power to resist temptation and to use every part of your body—your tongue, feet, hands, eyes—to please and bring glory to him.