What is the theme of Romans?
The Righteousness of God in the Gospel
Who were the recipients of Romans?
Gentiles in Rome
What was Paul's background?
Roman citizen born in Tarsus
What was Paul's training?
trained by Gamaliel
What was Paul's name before he was 'Paul'?
How was Paul converted?
on a road to Damascus
How many NT books did Paul write?
Paul was the apostle to the ________
What did Paul experience on his journeys?
stoned, beaten, imprisoned, on trial, blinded, shipwrecked, chased, hungry
What are the 3 purposes that Paul wrote to the Church in Rome?
1. Make a defense of the Gospel
2. Intro Paul
3. Prep the church
What are the 5 parts of a typical 1st century Roman letter?
4. Special contents
5. Salutations and person greeting
What is Paul's usual breakdown/approach to his letters?
Position then Practice
What are the 5 major sections to the book of Romans?
1. the NEED for God's righteousness
2. the PROVISION of God's righteousness
3. the EMANCIPATION in God's righteousness
4. the SOVEREIGNTY in God's righteousness
5. the righteousness in PRACTICE
What is the 6Fold decline into depravity?
The section starting in Romans Ch. 3:21 that states that a man is saved by grace starts with what phrase?
What is justification and how does a person receive it?
a gift by his grace through redemption; in Jesus Christ
What is the object of faith that makes a person justified?
The shed of blood of Christ is required for a person to be ________
Why is Abraham the audio/visual of faith in Romans Ch.4?
he lived by faith not works/religion/law and he had faith in God's promises
How was Abraham saved?
justification of faith
What do those who have faith obtain?
peace with God
How is a person described by Paul before he/she becomes a Christian
What picture does Paul use to describe receiving the "new nature"
Should I sin more?
No - it's illogical; we have a NEW NATURE AND NEW MASTER
Why is it illogical to sin as a Christian?
we have grace, it causes pain, and we have eternal life
I am free from ____ - no condemnation!
What power does a Christian have to live different?
we have a new master - the spirit
How does Paul describe what is going on inside of himself in Romans Ch.7?
Does it matter that the U.S. is an ally of Israel? Why?
yes - it is in the Bible
Is god through with Israel?
The job of the Gentiles is now to _______
provoke the Israelites to jealousy
Jacob and Esau in Romans 9-11 are used as an example of _____
God's ability to choose who he wants
What is the definition of "sovereignty"?
absolute rule or power
1. ourselves: don't be conformed
2. church: learn & exercise gifts
3. society: be devoted to one another
4. government: live in submission to authorities
5. neighbors: edify your neighbor
6. Christians: give up rights for the sake of a weaker brother
7. non-believers: share the gospel
4. new creation