The Book of Romans - July 3, 1994

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The epistle to the Romans is placed first of the epistles, chronologically, in the Bible. Though Paul wrote other epistles before this (such as the first epistle to the Thessalonians), God has allowed it to be placed here in His sovereign ways.
It is striking that the fundamental truths of Christianity are found in this book. The gospel of the grace of God is fully developed here. Man’s awful condition before God is clearly stated. We also learn how God can, in righteousness, reach out in blessing to sinful man. All of the fundamental truths of the gospel - grace, faith, repentance - are found in this wonderful and divine epistle.
1. Paul was not ashamed to proclaim the gospel of Christ. Why?
Romans 1:___
2. Paul showed that man as a race is guilty before God. However, some might question if the Jew, God’s special and favored people, was included in this general condemnation of man. Could the Jew rest in thinking that he was “better” than the rest? Romans 3:___
3. Were those who knew right from wrong, and who made judgments about the evil acts of others, able to escape the condemnation of God?
Romans 2:___
4. Did Paul (by divine inspiration) find any who were righteous and thus able to escape God’s condemnation of men? Romans 3:___
5. What is said in Romans about man, which fully characterizes his moral condition before God and His glory? Romans 3:___