1. Introduction (1:1-17)
2. The Gentiles' Descent into Sin (1:18-32)
3. The Jews' Descent into Sin (2)
4. The Condemnation of Sin (3)
5. Justification by Faith (4-5)
6. New Life in Christ (6)
7. Slavery Under Sin (7)
8. Freedom in Christ (8)
9. God's relationship To His People (9-11)
10.Practical Principles for Christians (12-13)
11.Biblical Tolerance (14:1-15:14)
12.Personal Matters (15:15-16:27)
1:4 Jesus was "declared to be the Son of God with power...by
the resurrection from the dead."
1:5 and 16:26 The book begins and ends with an emphasis upon
1:11 Paul wanted to impart to the brethren some spiritual gift.
1:14 "I am debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise
and to unwise."
1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is
the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes,
for the Jew first and also for the Greek."
1:17 "...The just shall live by faith."
1:18-32 The falling away of the Gentiles. This passage is like the
shaft of a embedded with jewels in every direction one can
a. 18-"suppress the truth in unrighteousness."
b. 20-"they are without excuse."
c. 21-they once knew God.
d. 22-"Professing to be wise, they became fools."
e. 23-they became idolaters.
f. 24-"Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness."
g. 25-they "exchanged the truth of God for the lie."
h. 26-homosexuality is called a vile passion and against
i. 28-those who practice it have a debased mind.
j. 29-32-other unsavory attributes.
2:14-15 Gentiles can show "the work of the law written in their
3:10 "As it is written, 'There is none righteous, no not one.'"
3:23 "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of
6:3-12 "Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into
Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we
were buried with Him by baptism into death, that just as
Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father,
even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we
have been united together in the likeness of His death,
certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His
resurrection." The comparison continues and concludes with
two charges: 1) "Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to
be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus
our Lord." 2) "Therefore do not let sin reign in your
mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts."
6:17-18 "...you have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine..."
6:23 "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is
eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
8:1 "There is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ
Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according
to the Spirit."
8:18 "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time
are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall
be revealed in us."
8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to those
who love God, to those who are the called according to His
8:31-39 "If God is for us, who can be against us?"
10:9-10 The importance of confession.
10:17 "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of
11:22 "Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on
those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you
continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut
12:1-2 "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,
that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be trans-
formed by the renewing of your mind, that you may
prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will
12:21 "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."
13:1-5 Authority for capital punishment.
13:9-10 "Love your neighbor as yourself" sums up the
14:11-12 "So then each of us shall give account of himself to
15:4 "For whatever things were written before were written
for our learning..."
16:1 Phoebe was a servant, not a deaconess.
16:17-18 Mark or "note" those who teach false doctrine.
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