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1 Paul’s letter to the Romans The Gospel of God The Righteousness of God

2 Chronological order of the Epistles 1)Galatians8)Philemon 2)I Thessalonians9)Ephesians 3) II Thessalonians10)Philippians 4)I Corinthians11)I Timothy 5)II Corinthians12)Titus 6)Romans13)II Timothy 7)Colossians14)Philemon

3 Outline of the Epistle Six main sections: 1.Summary, Introduction and Theme (1:1-17) 2.Sin (1:18-3:20) 3.Salvation (3:21-5:21) 4.Sanctification (6:1-8:39) 5.Sovereignty (9:1-11:36) 6.Service (12:1-16:27)

4 The Righteousness of God Rom 1:17 ~ the righteousness of God is revealed in the gospel from faith to faith, just as it is written, "The righteous by faith will live." 1.Righteousness from God : imputation; source 2.Righteousness of God : declaration by righteous God; 3.Righteousness of God : attribute of God’s nature Does our unrighteousness reflect on God? “From faith to faith”: possibly “by faith for faith”

5 Everybody needs God’s Righteousness Everybody needs God’s Righteousness All men need it: 11:18 – 1:32: Gentiles need it CChap 2 – Jews need it equally, despite the law CChap 3 – imaginary objection – no point in law? CChap 4 – God’s way always was by faith CChap 5 – that is why we have security

6 Imagined objection: Is God Fair?  Rom 2:12~ How can God condemn the ignorant?  Rom 3:23~ ALL have sinned!  What if God said: "Do your best"?  Argument of Rom 3:1-10 esp. 3:8 (Jesuits)  Repeated in 6:1 taking up theme from 5:20  Situation ethics & relative truth  Does election make God unfair? Rom 9:11-13  Let God be true though every one were a liar

7 Romans 4: Sola fide OOne of two great chapters on faith EExtended illustration from life of Abraham MMain message: cannot earn salvation or justification KKey verse: 4:17 ~ language of faith 44:21 Are we "fully convinced" ? Apologetics AAbraham declared righteous by faith alone – sola fide

8 Five Solae of Scripture 1.Sola scriptura ("by Scripture alone") II Tim 3:16 2.Sola fide ("by faith alone") 3.Sola gratia ("by grace alone") 4.Solo Christo ("through Christ alone") 5.Soli Deo gloria ("glory to God alone")

9 Rom 5:14 ~ Where did Death come in? DDeath reigned from Adam to Moses WWhat are the implications of this? CCould Adam have lived forever but for sin? IIs there room for death before Adam? TThus fossils must have been formed after the Fall!

10 Romans 5 – “Much more”  5:9 ~ how much more shall we be saved …  5:10 ~ how much more, having been reconciled …  5:15 ~ how much more did God’s grace … overflow  5:17 ~ how much more will … [we] reign in life  11:24 ~ how much more readily … grafted in

11 For Further Study For Further Study TThe Untold Story of the New Testament Church TThe Pulpit Commentary (e-Sword) TThe Bible Exposition Commentary. © 1989 by Chariot Victor Publishing h god-romans-11-introduction DDr Martin Lloyd-Jones: Romans

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