This video is an overview of the first 4 chapters of Romans by the Gospel Project.
Video by Sermonindex.net Chapter 1 of Romans
Paul sent the Romans letter to Christian believers at the church at Rome.
Romans 1: 1-6 “Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, 4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. 5 Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith for his name’s sake.” NIV
Paul identifies himself
Who is Paul?
- A bond servant/slave, someone who belongs to another
- Called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God-his mission: take the gospel (good news) of salvation of Jesus Christ to others
God’s promises and proof that Jesus was the Messiah, Son of God
- God’s promises of the coming Messiah were given to the Prophets of God and written in the Holy Scriptures.
- Jesus, Son of God, a descendant of David came in the flesh. And through the Holy Spirit proved by a powerful act, that Jesus our Lord is the Son of God because He was raised from the dead.
- Through Jesus we receive grace and are called to tell Gentiles everywhere Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.
Romans 2: 17-29 “Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and boast in God; 18 if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; 19 if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark, 20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth— 21 you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? 22 You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23 You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? 24 As it is written: “God’s name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.” 25 Circumcision has value if you observe the law, but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised. 26 So then, if those who are not circumcised keep the law’s requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised? 27 The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you who, even though you have the[c] written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.28 A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. 29 No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code.Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.”