January 14 - The Glory of the Gospel: The Book of Romans Overview
Prepare for Sunday morning worship using the guide below.
This Sunday Bryan Launer will continue the class on Understanding the Heart in the youth room at 10:00am. This class explores what Scripture says about the heart, why it's so important, and how you can better understand your own heart and help others. Ray Rutledge and Bo Pritchard will be in the Adult 1 classroom continuing through The Gospel Project (currently going through the New Testament).
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
The book of Romans is probably the greatest and most magisterial letter in the NT, long recognized as a theological masterpiece. It is a letter of superlatives; the longest, most quoted, most theological, and most influential. While there are many truths contained in this wonderful letter, central to all the truths is that the gospel is the power of God revealed and in it is salvation for all who believe. This book declares the glory of God through the gift of his Son in saving people; people from every tribe and tongue. It deserves our study and pursuit.
Let me ask you to consider reading the entire book (16 chapters) straight through. Read at a normal pace, meditating over things but not stopping and perusing the details. It will take approximately one hour. It will yield great dividends.
Review and Apply
Why did Paul write Romans?
What good is it to preach the gospel to Christians?
Explain the gospel.
How do you overcome being ashamed of the gospel?
How does the gospel save a person?
What does it mean that the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith (1.17)?