Audio for Romans Study

Romans Study - Part 1

The lesson on January 4, 2009 starts a new series in the book of Romans. Romans is such an important book that the Apostle Paul wrote. Many books have been written about this book because of its importance. In the canon, Romans follows the Gospels and the Acts because it is so important that has so many great themes in it. Romans talks about the wrath of God, the Gospel of God, it talks bout Sin and Sins, and takes us back to the covenant with Abraham at Sinai, then to back to Adam. When it takes us back to Adam, it brings us forth to the one man who destroyed sin. It talks about great...

Romans Study - Part 2

The lesson on January 11, 2009 continues the Romans Study with part 2. Part 1 covered the background of the book the Apostle Paul wrote and scripture references in Acts chapter 15, and 20 were provided showing the timing of when Romans was written. It is important to point out that what Paul wrote in Romans is not to us, but it is written for us. Romans is the first big doctrinal book in the Canon of scripture. The second big doctrinal book that applies to this period of the Acts is Thessalonians. The third big doctrinal book is Ephesians, which was written after he close of the Acts...

Romans Study - Part 3

The third lesson in the Romans study was given on February 1, 2009 and covered the first eleven verses in chapter 2. Before the study dived into chapter two, there is a 10 minute commentary on the Boy Scouts of America and the homosexual issue in the country today. Christians have become desensitized to what is called wrong by God. There is moral relativism, value clarification and the like that is taking the place of scripture in defining what is good. The Boy Scouts...

Romans Study - Part 4

A good week is a Godly week. A week where you put your trust in Him and focus on what He wants you to do. God has a plan for you and you need to focus on what His purposes are. The challenge in life is to keep the perspective of your walk with God in good times and bad. When we loose that perspective, we loose the peace of God. The peace of God is like brownies. Brownies don’t just come... you have to have a recipe, gather the ingredients, mix them up properly, bake them in the oven, then pull them out at the right time, but then you have to have patience because they need to cool off...

Romans Study - Part 5

The lesson on March 1, 2009 started with the scripture reading of Romans 4:1-8. Romans is a unique book and fundamental on doctrine. Charles Welch who wrote the books entitled “Alphabetical Analysis”, commented in volume 4 on page 115 that “Perhaps no one book in the whole of the Scriptures may be considered to have a greater claim upon all who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, than the epistle to the Romans. Where all exhibit the hall-mark of inspiration, comparisons are odious, but inasmuch as a building needs foundations as well as top stones, so we may speak of the epistle to the...

Romans Study - Part 6

The lesson on March 8, 2009 covers chapter 5 of Romans which culminates what Paul was teaching in chapter 4 that our sins have been done away with in Christ and through Christ, God can see us as acceptable because when God looks at us, He sees Christ’s righteousness. Romans 5:8-11, it says “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we...

Romans Study - Part 7

The lesson on March 15, 2009 started chapter six of Romans and the scripture reading was in verses 1-13. There is a famous quote by Benjamin Franklin that goes “Of a certainty, death and taxes will always be with us.” Will Rogers added a change to Ben’s quote, he said “You know, the only difference between death and taxes is that death remains the same when Congress meets.” Death has a consequence. Scripture says in Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”. That statement ought to grip us with a fear that shakes us down to the bone......

Romans Study - Part 8

The lesson on March 29, 2009 covers Romans 7:15-18 and continues the Romans Study audio series with this eighth lesson. There is a warfare waging and we are right in the middle of it. The scripture reading today was a tongue twister but it shows the struggle that Paul was going through in this warfare. God has given us the solution to the battle and we find it in the bible. All we have to do is yield ourselves to the word of God and appropriate in our lives and we win the battle! Romans is a great doctrinal book, so much so that the first year law school students at Harvard used to read it...

Romans Study - Part 9

The 9th lesson in this series was given on April 19, 2009 and covers Chapter 8 of Romans with the scripture reading in verses 1-4, and 38,39. What God has done though Christ goes beyond the cross and the resurrection, it involves your life and the practical relationship with Him as savior and that is where the rubber meets the road. We all have difficulty with this because there is a desire to serve God and please Him, but we fall flat on our face. Why? We have a character flaw called sin and it is part of the flesh that we have in our old nature. But God has taken the means to make...

Romans Study - Part 10

The lesson on April 26, 2009 was the tenth lesson in the Romans Study and started with the scripture reading of Romans 9:1-5. This is an exciting lesson because it deals with a dispensational change. We have learned that Romans is divided into three sections. Chapters 1-8 finished the first section where we learned of he righteousness of God is satisfied in Christ Jesus. Chapters 9-11 are dispensational and we see that quickly in verse 4, where Paul is speaking about Israel having the advantage. Romans 9:4 says “Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and...

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