Romans 2.13

(For not the hearers of the law [are] just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. This is a verse that without paying careful attention to context and to systematic theology is one that you could easily take to mean the exact opposite of what Paul actually means. Paul is talkingContinue reading “Romans 2.13”

Romans 2.6

Romans 2.6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds: This is possibly one of the most ignored truths and yet is one of the most important teachings in the whole of the Bible, and I would never say such a thing lightly. The NIV says ‘God “will give to each person accordingContinue reading “Romans 2.6”

Romans 1.19

Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. Remembering that our last verse told us the wrath of God was revealed against unrighteousness; and that the wrath of God is the judicial punishment of God – not the violent anger of God, then weContinue reading “Romans 1.19”

Romans 1.17

For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. Three books of the New Testament quote Habukkuk 2.4, the just shall live by faith. Romans, Galatians and Hebrews. Romans tells us what the just are, Galatians tells us how to live, andContinue reading “Romans 1.17”

Romans 1.13

Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles. I love this verse. Paul says that he would not have the Roman church ignorant. Ignorant in the Greek is agnoeĊ.Continue reading “Romans 1.13”

Romans 1.11

For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; Here is a question for you: do you long to see the church? I mean do you long to be with the crowd of Christians, worshipping Jesus, living with the church, helping themContinue reading “Romans 1.11”

Romans 1.9

For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; Let’s start with what Paul says first: he serves God with his spirit. This means that Paul is always serving God because he serves God fromContinue reading “Romans 1.9”

Romans 1.8

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. If you were asked right now to pray for your church or to pray for another church or Christian that you know, what would be your opening sentence? What would you start with? IfContinue reading “Romans 1.8”

Romans 1.5

By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: Paul is now being fairly personal about his life: from Jesus he received grace and apostleship. Paul breaks down what Jesus has given him into two categories: grace and apostleship. Grace is what Jesus gives toContinue reading “Romans 1.5”

Romans 1.3

Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; The next wonderful thing Paul tells us about the gospel is that it is always about Jesus Christ, God’s Son. You cannot preach good news without it being totally centred on the person of Jesus Christ.Continue reading “Romans 1.3”