Romans Bible Study

Summary

Romans explains how faith in Jesus justifies all people and creates a unified, multiethnic family and a path to righteousness. Jesus created a new covenant family. Today, Romans is perhaps best known for clearly articulating key doctrines like man's sinfulness, justification by faith, regeneration, union with Christ, adoption, and sanctification. Romans is known for its rich, deep, glorious, and at times unsettling theological assertions and implications.

Introduction

A challenge from the book of Romans, Chapters 1-16 (King James Version edition)

Steps (17)

Step 1: Romans - Chapter 1

Paul, to the saints in Rome. I am eager to preach the gospel to you. The unrighteous have no excuse. God gave them up to their lusts.

Step 2: Romans - Chapter 2

In judging you condemn yourself. The doers of the law will be justified. Do you boast in the law but break it? A Jew is one inwardly.

Step 3: Romans - Chapter 3

The Jews were given the oracles of God. But no one is justified by the law. All have sinned and are justified through faith in Jesus.

Step 4: Romans - Chapter 4

Abraham was counted righteous by faith before he was circumcised. He is the father of all who believe. The promise depends on faith.

Step 5: Romans - Chapter 5

Therefore we rejoice in hope. While we were sinners, Christ died for us. As sin came through one man, so grace abounds through Christ.

Step 6: Romans - Chapter 6

We were baptised into Christ's death. So consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God. Offer yourselves to God for righteousness.

Step 7: Romans - Chapter 7

You have died to the law. Is the law sin? No, sin produced death in me. I do not do what I want to do. My flesh serves the law of sin.

Step 8: Romans - Chapter 8

The law of the Spirit has set you free. We are children of God and co-heirs with Christ. Nothing can separate us from the love of God.

Step 9: Romans - Chapter 9

I grieve for my kinsmen. But not all Israel are Israel. God has mercy on whom he wills. Israel did not pursue righteousness by faith.

Step 10: Romans - Chapter 10

Everyone who calls on the Lord will be saved. How will they hear if no one preaches? Moses says of Israel, "I will make you jealous."

Step 11: Romans - Chapter 11

Even now there is a remnant of Israel. You Gentiles have been grafted into the tree. All Israel will be saved. Glory to God forever!

Step 12: Romans - Chapter 12

Present your bodies as a living sacrifice to God. We are one body in Christ. Love one another as brothers. Overcome evil with good.

Step 13: Romans - Chapter 13

Submit to authorities. Pay taxes to those due taxes. Owe nothing except love, which fulfils the law. Clothe yourselves with Christ.

Step 14: Romans - Chapter 14

Accept those who are weak in faith. Everything is clean but it is wrong to cause anyone to stumble. Whatever is not of faith is sin.

Step 15: Romans - Chapter 15

Each of us should build up our neighbours. Christ confirmed the promises given to the patriarchs. I hope to see you as I go to Spain.

Step 16: Romans - Chapter 16

I commend to you Phoebe. Greet Prisca, Aquila, Andronicus, Junia and Rufus. Avoid those who cause divisions. Glory to God forever!

Step 17: Quiz

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