Romans 1 - 2  •  11/17/2015  to 1/5/2016

     The Holidays got ahead of the web site updates! We began the study of Paul’s letter to the church in Rome just before Thanksgiving and have discussed chapters 1 & 2.

     Paul wrote to the believers in Rome, some of whom were Jews and some of whom were gentiles. After his salutations Paul wrote. 

           "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes.... For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed —a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”  (Rom 1.16,17)

     Then for the remainder of chapters 1 & 2 Paul writes about who needs salvation and why… beginning with the obvious sins; proceeding to the hypocrits who judge, yet sin themselves, and then the Jews themselves who were the chosen people. He is leading up to: 

          "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” (Rom 3.23-24)

    We will get to those verses ourselves this week as we begin with Rom 3.1 this week, January 12.