The Believers Life Style Bible Study
Death Through Adam, Life Through Christ
October 17, 2015
Presented by Michael Webb
- What advantages and experiences have you had that many others in the world have not?
- *In what ways can the decisions of a few leaders change the lives of millions of people?
- What experiences have you had with death?
- What did Adam introduce into the world and pass on to his descendants? (5:12)
- What is the root cause of death? (5:12)
- How did the coming of God’s law affect the presence of sin in the world? (5:13)
- How did the coming of God’s law affect our understanding of what sin is? (5:13)
- *What came into the world through Jesus Christ? (5:15)
- What is God’s solution to the inevitable problem of sin and death? (5:16-17)
- *In what ways are the acts of Jesus and Adam similar? (5:18-19)
- What is the relationship between the amount of sin and grace in the world? (5:20)
- What effect did God’s righteous law have on rebellious people? (5:20)
- What does sin in this world produce? (5:21)
- *What does grace given by God to this world produce? (5:21)
- In what ways are all people the same?
- What fears or anticipation do you have about death?
- What effect did Christ’s death on the cross have on your life?
- At what point in your life did you realize you were guilty of sin?
- At what point in your life did you realize God’s love for you?
- *How can God justly judge us for Adam’s sin?
- How can a person have his or her sins forgiven by God?
- *What makes Jesus’ action more powerful than Adam’s?
- How can knowing you are forgiven and righteous before God through Jesus Christ affect your attitudes and actions?
- In what ways can you thank God today for the grace He has bestowed on you?
- *What can you do this week for unsaved friends still suffering from the consequences of sin?
Death in Adam, Life in Christ
12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13 (For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. 15 But the free gift is not like the [a]offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. 16 And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many [b]offenses resulted in justification. 17 For if by the one man’s [c]offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)
18 Therefore, as through [d]one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one[e] Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. 19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.
20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, 21 so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.