Formal Outline of Romans (The Book of Romans: A Universal Gospel)

Formal Outline of Romans

  1. Introduction to Epistle (1:1-15)

  2. Message of the Universal Gospel (1:16-11:36)

    1. Stating the Thesis (1:16-17)

    2. All Men, Both Jews and Gentiles, Under Sin and Guilt (1:18-3:31)

      1. The Wrath of God Against a Wicked World (1:18-32)

      2. Are the Jews Any Different? (2:1-3:20)

        1. The Jews Are No Exception (2:1-29)

        2. What Advantage Has the Jew? (3:1-20)

      3. An Unforeseen Righteousness (3:21-31)

    3. The Law Itself Bears Witness (4:1-25)

    4. After Justification (5:1-11)

    5. Christ Alone Brings Life and Glory to Jews and Gentiles (5:12-8:17)

      1. Who Needs Life? (5:12-21)

      2. True Grace: Let Life and Righteousness Reign (6:1-23)

      3. Slaves to the Law of Sin and Death (7:1-25)

      4. Walking in the Spirit (8:1-17)

      5. Final Glory to Come (8:18-39)

    6. God’s Big Plan To Bring the Whole World, Both Jew and Gentile, Together in Christ (9:1-11:36)

      1. What About the Security of Israel (9:1-5)

      2. The Jews Are Not Secure Based On National Promises (9:6-33)

      3. The Gospel of Faith the Instrument of God’s Plan (10:1-11:10)

      4. God Wisely Works Salvation for All His People (11:11-36)

  3. Practical Results of the Gospel for Jew and Gentile
    (12:1-15:13)

    1. Unity and Peace with All Men (12:1-21)

    2. Submit to Government (13:1-14)

    3. Bear With the Weak (14:1-15:13)

  4. Conclusion: Paul’s Future Ministry Plans (15:14-16:27)

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