These daily online studies are adapted from our Quiet Time Bible Guide. The studies go through the Old and New Testaments in just over two years. The approach taken by our quiet time Bible studies does not include answers. The goal of the study is to help you dig into Scripture for yourself. You can go deeper using a commentary, Bible background guide or Bible handbook.
For more context before you begin studying, read this introduction to the book of Romans.
Prostitutes, drug addicts, thieves—it's easy to see why these people need the gospel. But what about "respectable" people: doctors, business executives, the family next door? They seem so contented, so fulfilled, so . . . nice!
In Romans 1:18-32 Paul described the depravity of those who reject God. Now he imagines someone saying, "You're absolutely right, Paul. Such people are wicked and deserve everything that's coming to them! But of course we would never do such things and would be very critical of anyone who did." In this passage Paul shows why even "nice" people need the gospel.
Have you ever wondered whether some non-Christians really need the gospel? Explain. Ask God to open your heart to understand what place he has in each of our lives.
Ask God to make you bold in talking with a non-Christian.