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A Walkthru of the New TestamentLesson 7: Romans Life Transformation Journey
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The Epistles of the Bible are all found in the New Testament. They include 21 of the New Testaments 27 books, extending from Romans to Jude. Thirteen of these Epistles were written by the apostle Paul: Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. Within this group of Pauline Epistles is a subgroup labeled the Prison Epistles (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon) so-called because they were written during Pauls two-year house arrest in Rome (Acts 28:3031). The Pastoral Epistles (1 and 2 Timothy and Titus) were written to church leaders and include many teachings regarding practices within the early church.
Following these writings are eight General Epistles (sometimes called Catholic Epistles, since they were written to a universal audience) that include Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2, and 3 John, and Jude. The author of Hebrews is unknown (though many have historically attributed it to Paul or one of Pauls associates). James was one of the earliest New Testament writings and was written by James, the half-brother of Jesus (1 Corinthians 15:7). The apostle Peter wrote 1 and 2 Peter. The apostle John (the same author of the Gospel of John and Revelation) wrote 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John. The short Epistle of Jude was written by Jude, another half-brother of Jesus (Jude 1:1).
All of the known authors of the Epistles are either an apostle (Paul, Peter, John) or a family member of Jesus (James, Jude). Each of these individuals had a unique calling from the Lord Jesus that included writing letters to others. These letters, inspired by the Holy Spirit, are preserved as part of the New Testaments writings today.
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I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:1,2Life Transformation Journey
Apostle Paul wrote it roughly about 56-57 A.D. Romans answers questions such as salvation, predestination, Gods sovereignty, judgment, spiritual growth, righteousness of God, etc.Paul highlights salvation only through faith in Gods righteousness: "Iam not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes... For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith" (1:16-17). Summary of Romans
The book of Romans is a Pauline Epistle (letter from Paul). The Apostle Paul wrote it roughly about 56-57 A.D. The key personalities in the book of Romans are the Apostle Paul, and Phoebe who delivered this letter. Paul wrote the letter to the believers in Rome, hence the name Romans. He wrote it to give them a concrete theological foundation on which to construct their faith and to live for and serve God effectively.The book of Romans reveals the answers to important questions and supplies information on many topics, such as salvation, the sovereignty of God, judgment, spiritual growth, and the righteousness of God. Many scholars also describe it asThe Gospel and the Righteousness of God,which can be received only by faith in the atoning death of Jesus Christ.The focus of the righteousness of God is foundational throughout the book of Romans. In fact, it is threaded through every section of the basic outline of this epistle. Paul reiterates this so that the reader may realize that salvation cannot be attained through mans good deeds but only through faith in Gods righteousness: "Iam not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes... For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith" (1:16-17). You cannot repair your relationship with God through your good deeds; this is only accomplished through faith in the perfect and finished work of Jesus Christ.Biblehub.comChapters 1-8: foundations of the Christian faith sin, justification by faith, freedom from sin, victory in Christ.Chapters 9-11: Gods sovereignty over salvation. Individual establishing right relationship with God:Chapters 12-16: How Christians can live a holy lifestyle, maintain good relationships and share the good news with others.
Following are key questions answered in Romans:Why believe?What happens to real nice guys who dont?What is grace?If God has already predestined us, where does the individuals role come in?Why suffering?How to discipline our flesh?If Paul himself is struggling to control his flesh, what message does it give us?Life Transformation JourneyFAQ
Paul stresses the universality of sin:None is righteous, no, not one; 3:10Forall have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. 3:23
Slaves to Sin
All who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law 5:12b
Slaves to SinJews under the Law
4 But what is the divine response to him? I have kept for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal. 5 In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to Gods gracious choice. 6 But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace. Rom 11Slaves to Sin - Jews under the LawAlways a remnant
I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? 3 Lord, they have killed Your prophets, they have torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they are seeking my life. 4 But what is the divine response to him? I have kept for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal. 5 In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to Gods gracious choice. 6 But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace. Rom 11
On the positive side, there is ALWAYS a small crew of Gods faithful. On the negative side, there is always ONLY a small crew of Gods faithful, till Christs second coming when Satan will be bound and Christ will rule.10
12For all who have sinnedwithout the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law.13Forit is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.14For when Gentiles, who do not have the law,by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law.Rom 5
Slaves to SinGentiles without the Law
Those good people who die without putting their faith in Christ who may never have heard of Christ WILL PERISH. Yet here to there are the Ruths and Rahabs who have turned to God.11
15They show that the work of the law iswritten on their hearts, while conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them16on that day when,according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of menby Christ Jesus. Rom 5
Slaves to SinGentiles without the Law
Those good people who die without putting their faith in Christ who may never have heard of Christ WILL PERISH. Yet here to there are the Ruths and Rahabs who have turned to God.12
The Big Picture There is always (or) only a faithful remnant, till Christs comes.
There is always (or) only a remnant who have remained faithful by demonstrating faith throughout the ages. Christs leadership will reverse that.
The Big PictureIntended to destroy Used to save Satans DesignsGods TurnaroundsSinSufferingLaw highlighting sinJews reject Christ
Conformed to worldSalvationDevelop characterGrace overcomesOpen door for GentilesJesus leadership winsTransformed mind
29For those whom heforeknew he alsopredestinedto be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might bethe firstborn among many brothers. Romans 8The Big PicturePredestination
30And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he alsojustified, and those whom he justified he alsoglorified. Romans 8
The Big PicturePredestinationPredestination is based on foreknowledge. God knows in advance the choices we will make in our livesBased on that knowledge He chooses and calls those who will choose Him.
17For if, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousnessreign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.Romans 5
Saved by GraceFree Gift
4Nowto the one who works,