Sunday, May 28, 2017

Easter 7 Outline & Points to Ponder

Romans and the Reformation 

A Series of Sermons Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation 

28 May 2017 – Easter 7 - Romans 1:8-17
The Righteous shall live by faith

With St. Paul we can say “I am not ashamed of the Gospel.”

1. It is the power of God for salvation.
2. It is for everyone.
3. It is the righteousness of God.

Points to consider…

Why and how are these early words, “the Gospel is…” so important in understanding the book of Romans?

What differences does it make when Paul states  “the gospel is for the Jew first but also for the Gentile”?

Define “the righteousness of God” in the following terms
1. “faith in God’s work”
2. “entirely the work of God”

Why is it important to understand that our standing with God has everything to do with faith from start to finish?

The just shall live by faith” or “By faith, the just shall live.” Is there a difference in the above two statements? If so, is one more appropriate? Why?

Looking to next week, read Romans 3:21-28 - Obedience to God’s Word results from grace.

Image Luther' Seal © Ed Riojas, Higher Things

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