In Romans 7:1-6, Paul completes his defense for the strength of grace as he prepares to describe for us the weakness of law.
Romans 6:15-23 Empowered 4 Strength of Grace II
In Romans 6:15-23, Paul continues to show the strength of grace to produce righteous living by providing the believer with a new heart, a new master, a new trajectory and a new process.
Romans 6:1-14 Empowered 3 Strength of Grace I
In Romans 6:1-14, Paul challenges the idea that grace encourages sin by assuming a new perspective and describing a new union as true realities in the lives of of those who have truly received the gift of grace.
Romans 5:12-21 Empowered 2 Adam to Jesus
In Romans 5:12-21, Paul describes the power of grace as a realm change; a transfer from the kingdom of the living dead to participation in the kingdom of life; a move from the kingdom of Adam – sin – death to the kingdom of Jesus – grace – life.
Romans 5:1-11 Empowered 1 Secure Hope I
In Romans 5:1-11, Paul moves into the second major stage of his teaching on the gospel of Jesus Christ, showing the power of the gospel by emphasizing the secure hope and deep joy that come from standing in grace.
Romans 4:9-25 Justified 8 Precedent, part 2
In Romans 4:9-25, Paul develops his assertion that the covenant of promise God made with Abraham serves as a precedent to the covenant of grace that came through Jesus Christ.
Romans 3:31-4:8 Justified 7 Precedent, part 1
In Romans 3:31-4:8, Paul offers Abraham as a precedent for his gospel argument that people can only be declared righteous in God’s sight by grace through faith.
Romans 3:21-30 Justified 6 Surprise Verdict
In Romans 3:21-30, finally, Paul the prosecutor gives us good news in a surprise verdict.
Romans 3:9-20 Justified 5 Closing Argument
In Romans 3:9-20, Paul presents the closing argument of his indictment of all humanity.
Romans 3:1-8 Justified 4 Two Objections
In Romans 3:1-8, Paul raises two objections to his charge against religious people in the previous chapter.
Romans 2:17-29 Justified 3 Religious Man
In Romans 2:17-29, Paul further extends his charge against those who presume their religious activities make up for their moral failures.
Romans 2:1-16 Justified 2 Moral Man
In Romans 2:1-16, Paul extends his charge to include people who feel safeguarded by a sense of their own morality.
Romans 1:18-32 Justified 1 Pagan Man
In Romans 1:18-32, Paul levels an indictment against pagan man – both ancient and modern.
Romans 1:16-17 Introduction to the Letter – The Thesis
In Romans 1:16-17, we encounter the topic of Paul’s argument for the letter, regarding the power of the gospel to save.
Romans 1:8-15 Introduction to the Letter – Thanksgiving and Prayer
In Romans 1:8-15, we consider how Paul uses the letter introduction to motivate the Romans to receive his gospel teaching.