Introductory Material (The Book of Romans: A Universal Gospel)

The Book of Romans:

A Universal Gospel

The Redemption of the World

Aaron Spencer


WordThink


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LifeThinkpublications

This work is a publication of WordThink, a division of LifeThink publications.

All scripture quotations from the New Testament are the translation of the author himself.

All scripture quotations from the Old Testament are taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

ISBN-13 978-0615795409

ISBN-10 0615795404

Originally published 2013

LifeThink publications

Dickson, TN, USA

                     Contents

Chapter 1: What Is Romans About?………………………….. 1
Chapter 2: The Unifying Theme of the Book……………… 4

Chapter 3: From the Start (1:1-15)……………………………. 10
Chapter 4: Stating the Thesis (1:16-17)……………………… 17

            All Men, Both Jews and Gentiles, Under
Sin and Guilt (1:18-3:31)……………………………
21

Chapter 5: The Wrath of God Against a Wicked
World (1:18-32)………………………………………. 23

           Are the Jews Any Different? (2:1-3:20)…………….. 31

Chapter 6: The Jews Are No Exception (2:1-29)…………. 34
Chapter 7: What Advantage Has the Jew? (3:1-20)……… 42

Chapter 8: An Unforeseen Righteousness (3:21-31)…….. 51
Chapter 9: The Law Itself Bears Witness (4:1-25)……….. 61
Chapter 10: After Justification (5:1-11)………………………. 68

       Christ Alone Brings Life and Glory to Jew and
Gentile (5:12-8:39)……………………. ………………
76

Chapter 11: Who Needs Life? (5:12-21)……………………… 78
Chapter 12: True Grace: Let Life and Righteousness
Reign (6:1-23)………………………………………. 87
Chapter 13: Slaves to the Law of Sin
and Death (7:1-25)………………………………. 100
Chapter 14: Walking in the Spirit (8:1-17)………………… 107
Chapter 15: Final Glory To Come (8:18-39)……………… 115

          God’s Big Plan To Bring the Whole World,
Both Jew and Gentile, Together in Christ
(9:1-11:36)………………………………………………
124

Chapter 16: What About the Security of
Israel? (9:1-5)……………………………………… 128
Chapter 17: The Jews Are Not Secure Based on National Promises
(9:6-33)………………………………… 131
Chapter 18: The Gospel of Faith the Instrument
of God’s Plan (10:1-11:10)……………………. 147
Chapter 19: God Wisely Works Salvation for All
His People (11:11-36)…………………………… 154

             Practical Results of the Gospel for Jew and Gentile
(12:1-15:13)…………………………………
163

Chapter 20: Unity and Peace with All Men (12:1-21)…. 166
Chapter 21: Submit to Government (13:1-14)……………. 171
Chapter 22: Bear with the Weak (14:1-15:13)……………. 177

Chapter 23: Paul’s and the Romans’ Places
in the Work (
15:14-16:27)…………………….. 185

Conclusion: Why Such a Letter?……………………………… 191

Afterword……………………………………………………………… 197

Appendix 1: Formal Outline of Romans…………………… 201
Appendix 2: Summary of the Argument……………………. 203

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