Why Being Moral Cannot Save Anyone

  1. In 2:1-5 Paul accuses the Jews of doing the very same things that they condemn in the pagans. Where do you see this kind of hypocrisy most evident in your life? How do you tend to justify it or cover it up?

  2. In 2:9 Paul says that judgment is for the Jew rst. What does he mean by this? How does it help you to see the gravity of your own sin?

  3. 2:12-16 is meant to show us that no one can be justi ed by their works. In what ways do you tend to smuggle in good works as the basis of your relationship with God instead of the nished work of Jesus Christ in his life, death and resurrection?

  4. What for you is the most helpful/challenging thing from this text or the sermon on it?