By Larry Bunch

Benchley, May 6, 2015

[The first part of this series was delivered March 4, 2015.  You can access it here.]

  • General information about the book (review):
    • Key verse: Romans 2:11
    • Author: Paul
    • Place of writing: Corinth
    • Date: 57 or 58 AD
  • Outline of the book:
    • Romans 1:18-3:23 – God’s condemnation rests on all men alike without respect of persons.
    • Romans 3:19-5:21 – God’s way of making man righteous through Jesus Christ is available to all men alike without respect of persons.
    • Romans 6:1-8:30 – God’s grace, offering righteousness to all men, is extended to all without respect of persons.
    • Romans 9-11 – Paul deals with the Jewish-Gentile question and especially the plight of the Jews.
      • Romans 9:24-26 – It was God’s will that the Gentiles should also be offered God’s grace and mercy.
      • Fleshly Israel had made the sad mistake of trusting in obedience to the old law to save them. The Jews did not understand the difference between their traditions and God’s law.
    • Romans 10:11-12 – Same requirements for Jew and Gentile.
    • Romans 10:13-21 – Jews did not believe the prophets concerning the gospel going to the Gentiles.
    • Romans 11:1-10 – God rejected only disbelieving Jews, not all as some Gentiles thought.
    • Romans 11:11-24 – Gentiles are not to gloat – they could also be cut off.
    • Romans 11:25-32 – Jews could return from disobedience.
    • Romans 12 – Meaning of sanctification
      • Consecrate: full handedness
    • Romans 13:1-7 – Emphasis on submitting to civil authority for Roman Christians.
    • Romans 13:8 – God’s moral law is based on “love thy neighbor as thyself.”
    • Romans 14 – Discussion of faith in a special sense.
      • Romans 14:22a
    • Romans 15 – Some of our obligations toward those who are weaker than we are; other practical things and exhortations that will help us please God.
    • Romans 16 – Personal salutations to various people in the city of Rome.

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