02. Paul’s Letter To The Romans: Ch1v1 - Ch 1v17

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02. Paul’s Letter To The Romans: Ch1v1 - Ch 1v17

  1. 1. Paul’s Letter to the Romans<br />God-Righteousness Revealed<br />
  2. 2. Today’s Topics<br />A. Introduction to the Gospel (1:1-15)<br />B. The Gospel Defined (1:16, 17)<br />
  3. 3. Introduction to the Gospel (1:1-15)<br />Paul Introduces himself (1:1,5)<br />Paul introduces his subject (1:1-5)<br />Paul greets his readers (1:6-7)<br />
  4. 4. Introduction to the Gospel (1:1-15)<br />Read vs 1- 7 and find how Paul describes:<br />himself (1:1,5)<br />his subject (1:1-5)<br />his readers (1:6-7)<br />
  5. 5. Introduction to the Gospel (1:1-15)<br />Read vs 1- 7 and find how Paul describes:<br />himself (1:1,5)<br />Bondservant or slave of Jesus Christ<br />Apostle<br />Separated to the Gospel <br />
  6. 6. Introduction to the Gospel (1:1-15)<br />Read vs 1- 7 and find how Paul describes:<br />his subject (1:1-5)<br />Gospel (Good News) FROM GOD<br />PROMISED before through the prophets in the Holy Scriptures<br />ABOUT His Son Jesus Christ<br />Who was of the Seed of David – His Human ancestry <br />Declared (shown) to be the Son of God – His Heavenly authority<br />To be OBEYED among all nations<br />
  7. 7. Introduction to the Gospel (1:1-15)<br />Read vs 1- 7 and find how Paul describes:<br />his readers (1:6-7)<br />Called by Jesus Christ<br />Beloved of God<br />Called Saints<br />
  8. 8. Introduction to the Gospel (1:1-15)<br />Read vs 8 – 15 and find 2 reasons why Paul wanted to visit the Christians at Rome:<br />Why do you think Paul describes himself as a debtor? (v14)<br />
  9. 9. Introduction to the Gospel (1:1-15)<br />Read vs 8 – 15 and find 2 reasons why Paul wanted to visit the Christians at Rome:<br />He wanted to give them some spiritual gift (v11)<br />He wanted them to be established in faith (v11)<br />He wanted to receive encouragement from them (v12)<br />He wanted to have fruit among them, as he did among the other Gentiles (v14)<br />He was a debtor to preach the Gospel to all men<br />
  10. 10. Introduction to the Gospel (1:1-15)<br />Why do you think Paul describes himself as a debtor? (v14) Compare this verse with 1Tim 1 v 12 - 16<br />He is a slave of Christ <br />Although previously a blasphemer and persecutor (the chief of sinners) he received mercy <br />He had been forgiven much: “Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.” (Luke 7:47)<br />
  11. 11. The Gospel Defined (1:16, 17)<br />It is the POWER of God to Salvation (v16)<br />For everyone who believes<br />In it the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God is revealed<br />From faith to faith<br />
  12. 12. The Gospel Defined (1:16, 17)<br />Read vs 16 & 17 carefully and find what Righteousness God says we need for Salvation<br />Re-read vs 17 carefully and find what God says is the basis of that Righteousness<br />
  13. 13. The Gospel Defined (1:16, 17)<br />Read vs 16 & 17 carefully and find what Righteousness God says we need for Salvation<br />We need God-Righteousness which is revealed in the Gospel<br />Re-read vs 16 & 17 carefully and find what God says is the basis of that Righteousness<br />God-Righteousness is on the basis of FAITH only<br />It comes from faith and leads to faith – that means it starts with faith alone and leads to trusting God more and more<br />“The just shall live by faith”<br />
  14. 14. The Gospel Defined (1:16, 17)<br />What do these verses teach about HUMAN EFFORT or SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS as a way of Salvation?<br />Human Effort is useless – the Gospel reveals the POWER OF GOD for Salvation<br />Self-Righteousness is useless – the Gospels reveals GOD-RIGHTEOUSNESS for Salvation<br />
  15. 15. The Gospel Defined (1:16, 17)<br />The Gospel can be defined as:<br />The Good News of God-Righteousness to all who believe on Christ<br />
  16. 16. For next week…<br /><ul><li>C. The Universal Need for the Gospel (1:18-3:20)</li></ul>Try to read the passage two or three times before next week<br />Think about what the passage says about<br />God’s Wrath (anger)<br />God’s Creation<br />God’s Word<br />God’s Law<br />Think carefully about your position before God<br />Read pages 19 – 32 in Alive & Free – try to answer any questions<br />Write down any QUESTIONS YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK<br />

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