- Everything written before was for our learning so we can have hope (v.4).
- What lessons have we usually taught from this verse?
- Why is context so important to the study of scripture?
- The context of verse 4 begins with helping the weak (v.1).
- Since the paragraph begins with helping the weak, what can we learn from the past?
- How can early writings show us not to please ourselves?
- The context of verse 4 continues with us blessing our neighbors (v.2).
- How does this assignment apply to what was written before?
- How are we allowing the whole of scripture to move us to love our neighbors?
- The context of verse 4 calls us to the humble behavior of Christ (v.3).
- By the time of Romans, what have Mark and possibly Matthew already done?
- So, what is the central reason for us to learn from the word of God?
- What is the difference between ‘learning to know’ and ‘learning to become?’
- If we live this lifestyle of Christ, then we have hope (v.1-4).
- What is the “for” there for?
- In context, what lessons were previous scriptures supposed to teach us?
- What prayer and request follow these verses? (v.5-7)
Call to Action: To learn the word of God so that we can live and be like Christ.