Romans 9:1-5

Romans 9:1-5 – Some theologians think that Romans 9-11 is parenthetical to the theme and thought that Paul was developing in Romans 1-8.  But on the contrary Romans 9 illustrates Paul’s last thought in Romans 8.  Nothing shall separate me from the Love of God, which is in Messiah Jesus. How do I know that … Read more

Romans 1:8-17

Romans 1:8 – Paul continues his salutation to the church at Rome by giving thanks to God for them. He understands the miracle of God in bringing Gentiles in Rome to faith in the God of Israel.  Rome was the capitol of the most powerful empire that the world had known. It’s army and road … Read more

Romans Introduction

This book is the backbone of our understanding of the New Covenant.  It is a letter written to the Believers of Rome but it applies to all believers. The letter is written to both Jews and Gentiles who were now one in their faith. Some key issues are dealt with that affected both groups; the … Read more

Romans 2:6-10

Romans 2:6-7 Judgment by deeds, or works, is clearly taught in Scripture. “I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give to each man according to his ways, according to the results of his deeds” (Jeremiah 17:10). Jesus reiterated this “the Son of Man is going to come in the glory … Read more

Romans 1:28-2:5

In Romans 1:28-32 we see the third and last stage of divine abandonment. This comes as a  result of ungodliness against others. When men choose to reject the knowledge and ways by the way they live God gives them up to a reprobate mind. When this happens God begins to remove His protection from them. … Read more

Romans 1:21-27

Romans 1:21-23, Paul now itemizes the reason for His judgment. First, man willfully ignores God (Romans 1:21a).  Men can clearly know God both within themselves and outside of themselves: in creation and nature, in the earth and outer space. They can know that God gives them life and cares and provides for them, and that … Read more

Romans 1:7

Romans 1:7 says believers are called to be “saints” – We discussed this briefly last week but since we are so called it would help us to know more of this calling of sainthood.  The Greek work that this word is derived from is the work hagios. Its Hebrew equivalent is kadosh. Its basic meaning is to be … Read more

Romans 1:18-20

Romans 1:18 teaches us that the wrath of God is quite real.  The word wrath means God’s holy aversion to all that is evil.  It is not something sudden but a consistent state of God’s attitude toward unrighteousness.  God is angry with two classes of men the ungodly and the unrighteous. The ungodly are people who … Read more

Romans 15:1-33 – Generations

Romans 15:1-3 God through our salvation has created unity that we did not have before. The unity of believers is the concern of our Messiah (John 10:16). God’s plan is that all who believe in Him will become unified in Him through faith in His Son (John 17:11). It is through the indwelling of the Spirit … Read more

Romans 14:1-23

Romans 14:1-2 We are called to receive the weak brother. The word “receive” means towelcome, accept, to embrace. It means to receive a weak person just as God graciously received us. This is one of the many New Covenant commands. A weak brother is to be received without criticism and argument over his weaknesses (Romans … Read more