This letter was written by the Apostle Paul to the church in Rome about A.D. 57. The theme of the letter is righteousness. Despite man’s sin, Paul showed that God declares those who believe in Jesus both innocent and right with Him. Even more, through the Holy Spirit that Christ gives, God works within to enable believers to actually live righteous lives, individually and as a redeemed community. Romans is perhaps the most powerful Christian document ever written. Towering figures like Luther and Wesley trace their conversions to this book. Any Christian can deepen his appreciation of all God has given us in Christ by a careful study of Romans. And every Christian can discover here the source of that spiritual power man needs to live a life that glorifies the Saviour.
OUTLINE OF CONTENTS
|II.||Righteousness: Man’s Great Need||Rom. 1:18–3:20|
|III.||Righteousness as God’s Gift||Rom. 3:21–5:21|
|IV.||Righteous Living Today||Rom. 6–8|
|V.||Righteousness in History||Rom. 9–11|
|VI.||Righteousness in Community||Rom. 12–16|