Study of Romans

May 2020

Week 14, Day 5: Romans 16:25-27

By |May 29th, 2020|

We come today to the end of Romans. Congratulations for making it so far! In these few verses, Paul reminds his readers of his argument throughout the book. Notice how he mentions his gospel, which has to do with what he proclaims about Jesus, which is the revelation of a mystery that was hidden in [...]

Week 14, Day 4: Romans 16:17-24

By |May 28th, 2020|

In this section of Paul’s final greetings to the Roman congregation, the apostle offers a word of warning just before pronouncing a word of confidence. The warning has to do with folks who by their teaching are putting “obstacles” in the way of the Roman congregation. These people are smooth talkers who seem to be [...]

Week 14, Day 3: Romans 16:1-16

By |May 27th, 2020|

Admittedly, Romans 16:1-16 isn’t the most exciting portion of scripture we can find. At the same time, Paul's laundry list of names isn't with insight. Note with me how often Paul uses some variation of the phrase “in the Lord” or “in Christ” in this passage. The Romans should receive Phoebe in the Lord (v [...]

Week 14, Day 2: Romans 14:14-22

By |May 26th, 2020|

As Christians we are called people. We have been “called out of darkness into his wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9). We are called (created) in Christ Jesus “to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10). And, we are called to ministry (Eph 4:12). Each of these calls is [...]

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