The study of the book of Romans is considered to be one of the
elementary books of the Bible. This is not to say that its
depth is shallow; rather, this is a letter from Paul to people
he had not met. Therefore, it carries within its words the
closest thing to a theology primer that we find in the New
Testament. As such, it forms the foundation study of doctrine.
Note: a newer study of Romans can be found
|Romans 1:18 -
God - A study on a very unpopular subject. We
must remember that "unpopular" doesn't equal "false".
|Romans 2:12 -
Self-Justification - The classic defense against
the concept of legalism.
Faith - Paul's favorite quotation from the Old
Testament: "The just shall live by faith."
Abraham as an example of one who truly lived by
We rejoice in hope, in suffering, and in
Sin - Since the time of Augustine, the most
troublesome concept in theology
Identification - How the principle of
identification with Christ eliminates the fallacy of "sin
more so that grace increases."
Gettysburg - Examining the concept that after
accepting Christ, sin must still be dealt with.
Christian Walk - As the song puts it, are you
living in an old man's rubble?
|Romans 8:12 - 25
of God - A look at our family - past, present and
God Be For Us - Providence, predestination and
the Lost - Election and rejection; God's love and
mercy; the stumbling stone that is Christ.
of Israel - Paul's discourse on the ultimate
acceptance of Christ by the Jews.
|Romans 10:16 -
Character of God - Paul continues his discourse on
the relationship between God and Israel in the Christian
||Body Life -
Paul begins his discourse on life in the church.
The great paradox of loving our enemies is proclaimed.
Church & State - Paul talks about relationship
with the government - of Nero.
Walking in Sunlight - The royal law of love
Brother - Paul's exposition on the weaker brother
- which is often misinterpreted to favor legalism.
Brotherhood - The unity of the church is built up
as we bear one another's burdens.
||Man of God
- The character of the mature Christian.
These lessons were originally delivered in 1995-1996. A
newer study of Romans, with the audio of the lesson included, can be