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Romans 1:18 – 32, A People Under Judgement

Introduction Paul has introduced the great theme of this letter to the church in Rome earlier in chapter 1: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone … Continue reading

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Romans 2:1 – 16, The Self-Righteous Man and God’s Judgement

Introduction Paul in Romans 1:18 – 32 deals with the Gentiles first, those who do not have “a Godly background”. They do not have the light of the scriptures or the ceremonies that the Jews had; they were separated from … Continue reading

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Romans 2:17 – 3:8, Practice What You Preach

Introduction Paul is now turning to the third group of people that he will show are guilty before God – the outwardly religious. In Romans 1:18 – 32 Paul deals with the Gentiles who indulge in the “larger” sins. God … Continue reading

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Romans 3:9 – 20, Man’s Universal Guilt Before God

Introduction Paul starts with the Gentiles, those who are not Jews, those who have not had access to God’s word directly as revealed through the prophets.  What he says about the Gentiles is: “For the wrath of God is revealed … Continue reading

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Romans 3:21 – 31, God’s Way Of Salvation

Introduction Paul has reached a low point in Romans 3 in verse 20. All of mankind is under the wrath of God.  Man can do nothing to deliver himself from God’s wrath.  The law demands that we love God with … Continue reading

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A Life Changing Book

The Apostle Paul gives a very clear and systematic presentation of the Gospel (the good news about Jesus Christ) in the book of Romans. Inaction, either for yourself or for others, is not an option after reading the book of … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Forgiveness

If we are unacquainted with our own sinfulness and holiness of God, the idea of God forgiving us seems easy – God will forgive my minor shortcomings won’t He? I am basically good after all, aren’t I? Martin Luther’s Search For Forgiveness … Continue reading

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Romans 8:1 – 17, God’s Judgment on Sin

Introduction Sin’s power over us was absolute, and had the direst of consequences for our lives. Only Christ’s death on the Cross could break the power of such an immeasurably strong tyrant. Sin enslaved us, leading us into patterns of … Continue reading

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Romans 8:18 – 39, Suffering and Glory

Introduction The troubles of this world are real. But when we face these where do we turn? We can seek solace in the things of this world, perhaps a favourite pastime, good music or pleasant company. These things have value, … Continue reading

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