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Preparing for the Sermon - Romans 11:33-36

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Prepare your heart for the Sermon by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together hearing God's Word.

You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and prayerfully seeking wisdom to deepen your understanding of the passage to be preached this Sunday.

Carefully Think

  • Read Romans 11:33-36.
  • What is stated about God in this passage? How does Paul describe God's activity and identity?
  • With what demeanor or attitude do you think vs. 33 was written? Skim the previous passage for context if needed.
  • How limited is mankind in attaining knowledge or power? How does this compare to God?
  • What is the extent of or limit to God’s control? What or who are God’s plans contingent on?

Prayerfully Meditate

  • Does vs. 33 give you as sense of security or helplessness? How so? Explain how this verse should bring security for those who believe.
  • How many details of life does this passage speak to? List several areas in your life this passage addresses.
  • What attitude and outlook on life should a believer have in response to this text? Explain.
  • How should this passage influence our serving and giving? Give several examples.
  • Identify the attributes of God evident in this passage.