Monthly Archives: February 2013

Romans 8:12-39 Hope For the Saints

I find the following outline to be helpful when studying Romans 8:12-39 1. Five Characteristics of a Saint – Romans 8:12-17 A. Romans 8:12-13 A Saint Puts to Death the Natural Man B. Romans 8:14 A Saint is led by … Continue reading

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Romans 7:7-8:11 The Battle We All Face

I outline Romans 7:7-8:11 as follows: Romans 7:7-8:11 The Battle We All Face: A New Spirit in a Fallen Mortal Body 1. Romans 7:7-14 The Law & Sin 2. Romans 7:15-25 The Rude Awakening: My Mortal Body Fights My Spirit … Continue reading

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Romans 6:1-7:6 Saved by Grace, Changed by Grace

Romans 6:1-7:6 can be outlined as follows: I. Romans 6:1-7:6 Two Key Ideas: To be dead to sin (justification), to be alive in Christ (sanctification). 1. Romans 6:1-11 The new life of a Christian, symbolism of our baptism a. Romans … Continue reading

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Romans 3:21-31 – Paul & Justification

In Romans 3:21-8:39 Paul spends time teaching the Romans what a Christian is like, comparing the New Covenant with the Old, comparing Adam to Jesus, and illustrating how Heavenly Father is an active participant in our lives. The next few … Continue reading

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Romans 2:12-3:20 How The Lord Judges Man

Romans 2:12-3:20 can be outlined as follows: Romans 2:12-3:20 The Law: How God judges mankind 1. 2:12-16 How the Lord will judge the Gentiles 2. 2:17-29 How the Jews will be judged 3. 3:1-18 Paul answers questions relating to Jew/Gentile … Continue reading

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Romans 1: Welcome to the Roman world!

Romans 1 emphasizes the fact that God honors agency. Several times in this chapter Paul states that God allows even the wicked to seek their respective goals and purposes. He says, “God gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their … Continue reading

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Acts 27: A Metaphor for Building Zion

Luke is an eyewitness of the amazing 2,000 mile sea voyage that Paul takes to Rome. Paul’s friend Aristarchus (Acts 27:2) accompanies Paul and Luke on this journey. The fact that Paul’s guard Julius allows Paul to take liberty while … Continue reading

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