Romans Chapters 1 - 8 (Page 2)

Romans Chapters 1 - 8 (Page 2)

Christians and the Law

Text: Romans 7:1-13 Our relationship to the Law can be confusing and we can swing to the extremes of license or legalism. Here Paul explains our relationship to Law and its purpose.

Freedom through Slavery

Text: Romans 6:15-23 True freedom always comes through submission & obedience [voluntary enslavement] to someone or some authority. True spiritual freedom that leads to eternal life is found through enslavement to God and His righteousness!

United with Christ

Text: Romans 6:3-4 To grow in freedom from sin and experience genuinely new life in Christ, it is vital to know the fullness of our salvation and who we are as new creatures in Christ.

The Nature & Purpose of Salvation

Text: Romans 6:1-2 To experience the abundance of life Jesus promises us, it is vital to understand the nature & purpose of our salvation … as well as our identity in Christ. Paul introduces this great theme in verses 1-2 …

Bad News / Good News

Text: Romans 5:15-21 Paul contrasts the sin of Adam with the redemptive work of Christ to show that as devastating as Adam’s sin was and is, the grace of God in Christ is more than sufficient for our great salvation.

Our Ruin in Adam

Text: Romans 5:12-14 Our ruin in sin is much deeper than we think. Our sin is much more than the sins we commit. Our ruin in sin goes back to Adam. But Jesus more than meets our need!

Saved – Loved – Secure

Text: Romans 5:6-11 In verses 6-11, Paul continues to demonstrate our security through the love and power of God demonstrated in the cross … and through our rejoicing in God.

Hope through Suffering

Text: Romans 5:3-5 Suffering tempts us to doubt God’s goodness … until we understand that God has a purpose in our suffering … to fulfill His promise to form Christ in us. To that end, God’s purpose in suffering is:

Our Hope of Glory

Text: Romans 5:1-2 Paul has shown that everyone – from godless Gentiles to religious Jews and everyone in between – are sinners in need of salvation. He has shown that salvation is by faith in Jesus, not in our religious or moral efforts. So then having been saved or justified by faith in Jesus, the blessings of that salvation include: