LESSON NOTES

Romans 7:1-25

Romans 7:1-5 -As you study the Old Testament, you cannot help being struck by the dignity and honor accorded to the law of God. (Deuteronomy 6:1-9)  Psalm 119 uses ten different synonyms to describe the blessings of God's law.  In Isaiah 42:21 we read “It pleased the...

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Romans 6:1-25

Romans 6:1 –The concept of God's forgiveness through repentance and faith apart from works caused some to think that God gets even greater glory when great sin is forgiven.  So God receives greater glory when I sin greatly.  The argument that many Orthodox Jewish...

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Romans 5:1-22

Romans 5:1 The theme of Romans 5 is reconciliation with God and through that, peace with God. This peace is permanent and irrevocable, because Yeshua the Messiah, through whom believers receive their reconciliation, “always lives to make intercession for them”...

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Romans 4:1-25

Romans 4:1-3 - Every false religion of the world is founded on some form of salvation by works. The entire fourth chapter of Romans is devoted to Abraham, whom Paul uses as an illustration of the central biblical truth that man can become right with God only by faith...

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Romans 3:1-31

Romans 3:1-4 - If both Jews and Gentiles are under God's condemnation what is the point in being religious or following the Laws of God?  If following my religion does not assure me of heaven why bother?  This is a question that concerns every man. If a man is born a...

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Romans 2:11-29

Romans 2:11-16 The judgment of God will be executed with no partiality or favoritism. God has no favorites, chosen, yes but He does not favor the moralist, the bright or educated, wealthy, benevolent, or famous. All men stand equal before God's judgment.  In the day...

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Matthew 15:1-39

In order to begin to understand Judaism we need to know how the Talmud is considered part of the Torah. The Torah is understood to be God's revelation. Just as we accept the Old & New Testaments as "Gods revelation". A basic fundamental difference between Judaism...

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Matthew 14:1-36

Matthew 14:1-2 - Herod was a ruler under the Roman Emperor, hence the title tetrarch. This of course was not Herod the great who died, but his son also known as Herod Antipas. Following the death of Herod the Roman government split the kingdom of Herod in three ways...

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Matthew 13:1-58

Matthew 13:1-9 - The Parables of the Kingdom - Finding a place where he can speak to multitudes without being overrun he finds a place to sit by the lake, likely the Sea of Galilee. Here he begins to teach the people in parable form. The word "parable" comes from the...

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Matthew 12:1-50

Matthew 12:1-6 Jesus sets about to immediately challenge their notion of the Sabbath and its real purpose. The Sabbath was a sign between God and Israel (Exodus 31:12-17). The disciples were not working on the Sabbath, they were eating, satisfying their hunger...

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