The Book of Romans - May 1, 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. Justification is one of the main subjects found in Romans. Paul told the Romans that those who heard the commandments (law) given to Israel had something else required of them if they were to obtain justification before God by keeping them. What was it? Romans 2:___
2. Justification, faith and works were also the subject of Paul’s letter to the Galatian Christians. He taught them that justification through keeping the law was not faith. Why? Galatians 2:___
3. If justification through works could produce life and blessing for man, someone as godly as Abraham would be able to glory in himself. But Abraham, believing God’s promise, instead gave glory to God. How did he do this? Romans 4:___
4. What does Paul tell the Romans, which makes it very clear that no man can ever expect to be justified through the law? Romans 3:___
5. How is it that a sinful man is justified before a holy, righteous God?
Romans 5:___