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Romans, Bible Commentary


  1. Introduction to Romans
  2. The Gospel of Salvation—Paul’s Vocation (Romans 1:1-17)
  3. Our need for salvation in life and work (Romans 1:18-1:32)
  4. All have sinned (Romans 2-3)
  5. Judgment, justice and faith (Romans 3)
    • Judgment, the source of broken relationships (Romans 3:1-20)
    • God’s justice, the solution to our false judgments (Romans 3:21-26)
    • Faith/Faithfulness, the entry to God’s justice (Romans 3:27-31)
  6. An exemplary faith: Abraham trusted God’s promises (Romans 4)
  7. Grace reigns for eternal life through Jesus Christ (Romans 5)
    • Grace transforms suffering in our life in Christ (Romans 5:1-11)
    • Grace and righteousness lead to eternal life through Christ (Romans 5:12-21)
  8. Walking in Newness of Life (Romans 6)
    • Walking in newness of life in the workplace (Romans 6)
  9. The invasive power of “sin” (Romans 7)
  10. Living according to the Spirit (Romans 8)
    • Living according to the Spirit leads to a new quality of life (Romans 8:1-14)
    • Suffering with Christ in order to be glorified with Christ (Romans 8:15-17)
    • Eagerly awaiting bodily redemption for ourselves and God’s creation (Romans 8:18-30)
    • Nothing can come between us and the love of God (Romans 8:31-39)
  11. God’s character is to have mercy on everyone (Romans 9-11)
  12. The Community of Grace at Work (Romans 12)
    • Be transformed by the renewing of your minds (Romans 12:1-3)
    • Sacrificing for the sake of the community (Romans 12:1-3)
    • Involving the community in your decisions (Romans 12:1-3)
    • Work as Members of One Another (Romans 12:4-8)
    • Specific behavioral principles to guide moral discernment (Romans 12:9-21)
  13. Living under the power of God (Romans 13)
  14. Welcoming—Living Peacefully with Different Values and Opinions (Romans 14:1-15:33)
    • Welcoming overcomes quarrels over differing opinions (Romans 14)
    • Welcoming builds up the community (Romans 14:19-15:33)
  15. A Community of Leaders (Romans 16:1-16, 22-23)
  16. Conclusions (Romans)
  17. Selected Bibliography (Romans)


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