Studies

Romans Study

Derek McCammonMany books have been written about Romans because of its importance. In the canon, Romans follows the Gospels and the Acts because it is so important that has so many great themes in it. Romans talks about the wrath of God, the Gospel of God, it talks bout Sin and Sins, and takes us back to the covenant with Abraham at Sinai, then to back to Adam. When it takes us back to Adam, it brings us forth to the one man who destroyed sin. It talks about great dispensational distinctions between Jews and Gentiles. We learn that the Jew had the advantage because they were given to oracles of God while the gentile had nothing. Then we find that Romans talks about grace in a grand way.

Lessons

The lesson on January 4, 2009 starts a new series in the book of Romans. Romans is such an important book that the Apostle Paul wrote. Many books have been written about this book because of its importance. In the canon, Romans follows the Gospels and the Acts because it is so important that has so many great themes in it. Romans talks about the wrath of God, the Gospel of God, it talks bout Sin and Sins, and takes us back to the covenant with Abraham at Sinai, then to back to Adam. When it takes us back to Adam, it brings us forth to the one man who destroyed sin.

The lesson on January 11, 2009 continues the Romans Study with part 2. Part 1 covered the background of the book the Apostle Paul wrote and scripture references in Acts chapter 15, and 20 were provided showing the timing of when Romans was written. It is important to point out that what Paul wrote in Romans is not to us, but it is written for us. Romans is the first big doctrinal book in the Canon of scripture. The second big doctrinal book that applies to this period of the Acts is Thessalonians.

The third lesson in the Romans study was given on February 1, 2009 and covered the first eleven verses in chapter 2. Before the study dived into chapter two, there is a 10 minute commentary on the Boy Scouts of America and the homosexual issue in the country today. Christians have become desensitized to what is called wrong by God. There is moral relativism, value clarification and the like that is taking the place of scripture in defining what is good.

A good week is a Godly week. A week where you put your trust in Him and focus on what He wants you to do. God has a plan for you and you need to focus on what His purposes are. The challenge in life is to keep the perspective of your walk with God in good times and bad. When we loose that perspective, we loose the peace of God. The peace of God is like brownies. Brownies don’t just come...

The lesson on March 1, 2009 started with the scripture reading of Romans 4:1-8. Romans is a unique book and fundamental on doctrine. Charles Welch who wrote the books entitled “Alphabetical Analysis”, commented in volume 4 on page 115 that “Perhaps no one book in the whole of the Scriptures may be considered to have a greater claim upon all who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, than the epistle to the Romans.

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