Text: Paul endeavored to show that his doctrine of justification by faith alone had ancient roots and contemporary relevance for the Roman church.
Theology: God has always been free to justify by grace through faith in Christ.
Today: Count on the God Who Justifies in Life and Ministry.
Text: In justification by faith, Paul declared God's Christ-centered solution to the sentencing of the human condition. Theology: God has removed all impediments to a relationship with him through faith in Jesus Christ. Today: Evangelize.
Text: Paul used a string of poetic and prophetic Scriptures to summarize humanity’s total depravity, silencing and sentencing all under sin.
Theology: The silencing and sentencing of depraved humanity leaves all people in a position of absolute dependence on the grace and mercy of God.
Today: Acknowledge the reality of depravity to minister effectively.
Text: Paul sharpened his prosecution against the advantaged Jew by exposing his failure to secure justification before God because of disobedience to the law.
Theology: God stands in judgment against the religious hypocrite, unless he finds freedom in God’s provision.
Today: Unmask your life and ministry for God’s glory to shine to others.
Text: Paul’s Unashamed Pride in the Gospel Explained His Eagerness to Preach & Partner with the Romans Believers.
Theology: Pride in the Gospel Motivates Eagerness for Ministry.
Today: Mount Ministry Eagerness onto Gospel Explanations.