A SOCIETY ABANDONED BY GOD; Romans Part 7

For All Have Sinned (c)  Romans 1:24-32 Paul is surveying the world in which he lived. He is observing Roman Society and with Holy Ghost spectacles he sees beyond civilisation, education and commerce until his broken heart is fixed upon the moral depravity and the godless state of the people. There is only one conclusion heContinue reading “A SOCIETY ABANDONED BY GOD; Romans Part 7”

THE GOD SUPPRESSORS; Romans Part 6

For all Have Sinned(b) Romans 1:18-23 Having opened up this section of the epistle with a statement upon the Wrath of God, Paul describes ungodly and unrighteous men; “who hold the truth in unrighteousness” (v18). The word translated “hold” literally means “to hold down”, “to restrain” or “to suppress”. It is a characteristic of ourContinue reading “THE GOD SUPPRESSORS; Romans Part 6”

THE WRATH OF GOD; Romans Part 5

For All Have Sinned (a) Romans 1:18 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men…” Having explained his unashamed devotion and having expounded the content of his message, Paul commences this first major section of his letter which outlines man’s need for the Gospel. It is impossibleContinue reading “THE WRATH OF GOD; Romans Part 5”

THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST; Romans Part 4

Romans 1:16-17 Having declared his ambition to visit Rome and preach the Gospel Paul pauses to expound the essence of his message. Also in these verses Paul moves away from his personal greetings and into the substance of his letter. He sets before the people the theme of the epistle. Therefore Dr Martyn Lloyd Jones inContinue reading “THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST; Romans Part 4”

PUTTING PEN TO PAPER; ROMANS PART 2

Putting Pen To Paper Romans 1:1-7 Having considered the value of this epistle and the importance of its central subject, Justification by Faith, in the introductory study we shall now ponder the opening words of the Apostle. The most difficult work of letter writing is the act of putting pen to paper. How will IContinue reading “PUTTING PEN TO PAPER; ROMANS PART 2”

THE MOST IMPORTANT LETTER EVER SENT; Romans Part 1

The Most Important Letter Ever Sent Romans 1:1 The title of this study is no exaggeration. Of all the items of correspondance there is none that can equal the epistles inspired by God. While all Scripture is inspired and therefore necessary the letter to the Romans has the most prominent place among the New TestamentContinue reading “THE MOST IMPORTANT LETTER EVER SENT; Romans Part 1”