|Posted by LEKokko on January 23, 2018 at 10:15 AM|
Romans Bible Study Week 1
Romans is one of my favorite books. Paul wrote to those Christians who moved/lived in Roman.
Paul states in verse 1 that he was called to be an apostle. Jesus sought out Paul, and not the other way around. In like manner, we are all called by God to be followers as alluded to in verse 6 “And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.”
He reports how he lifts them up in prayer.in verse 9-10a “God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the Gospel of his Son, is my witness how I constantly I remember you in my prayers at all times. . . “ We should also be prating for our brothers and sisters in Christ. Also, I may be in error in this, but, I believe there needed to be at least two witnesses for a matter to be considered true. Here it is God and Paul.
Verse 16 is one of my favorite verses. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes, first the Jew then the Gentile. V17 “For in it the gospel of righteousness of God is revealed – a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith’.”
Belief in faith brings salvation. We can also see the order is Jew first then Gentile. The Jews are still God’s chosen. The gospel (or good news) of God’s offer of righteousness is shown. I once hear the righteousness is right living.
Paul then quotes Habakkuk 2:4 “See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright-but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness.”
Next week Romans 1:18-32
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