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Romans

Wednesdays Sept 11, 2019 - May 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Although Romans is notably a thick theological treatise, it is first and foremost a practical pastoral letter. Like most New Testament letters, Romans is an occasional letter. Paul wrote Romans in response to a problem at the local church level. The problem was not their poor theology, but their poor behavior. Paul does not speak of condemnation and justification to correct faulty theology. He calls them to such truth to remind them from the common pit from which they were pulled.

The problems confronting the church in Rome are no different from our own. The Jewish believers and the Gentile believers had trouble getting along. Paul's solution to this problem was the gospel. It is only when we hear, "I can't, but God can, and Jesus did" that we come to understand how all-encompassing and all-inclusive the gospel truly is. The Book of Romans enables us to approach life from a gospel-centered fulcrum. Everything in life begins and ends with our understanding of the gospel.

Join us as we work through the logical sequencing of the gospel in the Book of Romans. It is a study you will be glad you attended.

Class Schedule (subject to change)
09.11.19
An Introduction to the Book of Romans
09.18.19 Rom. 1:1-7
The Gospel of God's Grace - An Introduction
Additional Handout: Religion vs Gospel

09.25.19 Rom. 1:8-17
The Gospel of Grace - An Explanation
10.02.19 Rom. 1:18-32
The Wrath of God
10.09.19 Rom. 2:1-3:8
The Character of God's Judgment (2:1-16)
The Judgment of God on the Jew (2:17-3:8)

10.16.19 Rom. 3:9-20
The Judgment of God on the Whole World
Handout: Several statements from Systematic Theology books regarding Total Inability.

10.23.19 Rom. 3:21-31
But Now...The Great Transition! How Can a Person Be Right With God
Article: The Shape of Justification (N.T. Wright)
Article: A Response to N.T. Wright's view of Justification (C.E. Hill)

10.30.19 Rom. 4:1-25 Verification from the Old Testament that one's Justification is by Faith
(audio difficulties; second half of class recording was lost)

11.06.19 Rom. 5:1-11
The Blessings of Justification
11.13.19 Rom. 5:12-21
Grace Reigns: The Tale of Two Kings
11.20.19 Rom. 6-8 Chapters 6-8 Overview: Sanctification
12.04.19 Rom. 6:1-14 The Triumph of Grace over the Power of Sin: Freedom from Sin's Slavery
12.11.19 Rom. 6:1-23 Is Grace Lawless or Does Grace Reign?
12.18.19 Rom. 7:1-6 The Jurisdiction of the Law

More to come...