The apostle Paul writes to explain the good news of Jesus Christ, who as Messiah, is the Savior for all people; who as the Transformer of lives writes His Law on our hearts; and who as the Lord of history is carefully bringing this salvation to all nations — culminating in the restoration of Israel.
Study Resources: Romans Resources
01 Romans 1:1-17 The Power of the Gospel
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on September 7, 2005
Paul’s letter to the Romans is the best place to build secure platform that will bear all our weight.
02 Romans 1:18-32 God’s Wrath and the Pagan
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on September 14, 2005
Paul acts as a kind of prosecuting attorney, presenting three cases. The first is his case against the pagan.
03 Romans 2:1-29 God’s Wrath and the Religious
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on September 21, 2005
Paul acts as a kind of prosecuting attorney, presenting three cases. In the second, verse 1-16, he addresses the moralist. In the third, verses 17-29, he addresses the religious.
04 Romans 3:1-31 Objections Overruled
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on September 28, 2005
In chapter 3, Israel protests her innocence and Paul overrules her on each point, substantiating his indictment from the Old Testament.
05 Romans 4:1-25 The Example of Abraham
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on October 5, 2005
In chapter 3, Israel protests her innocence and Paul overrules her on each point, substantiating his indictment from the Old Testament. In chapter 4 Paul illustrates those claims with the life of Abraham.
06 Romans 5:1-11 The Hope of the Gospel
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on October 12, 2005
With chapter 4, Paul finishes his case for justification by faith. Chapter 5 answers the question, “so what?”
07 Romans 5:12-21 Grace Abounds
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on October 19, 2005
Paul ends his argument for justification by faith with a final summary: grace abounds.
08 Romans 6:1-14 Grace and Slavery to Sin
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on October 26, 2005
With chapter 6 Paul begins answering objections to the gospel. First, “shall we sin that grace might increase?”
09 Romans 6:15-7:6 Grace and the Law
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on November 2, 2005
Paul answers his second challenge to the gospel: “But without the law there is no incentive to not to sin.”
10 Romans 7:7-25 Law and Sin
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on November 9, 2005
Paul answers the question: so if the Law multiplies our sin, is the Law sinful?
11 Romans 8.1-12 Deliverance from Sin
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on November 16, 2005
Paul explains how faith in Jesus rescue us from the moral dilemma he described in Chapter 7.
12 Romans 8:12-25 Grief over Sin
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on November 30, 2005
Paul argues that the Holy Spirit produces within believers grief over sin and eager hope for their inheritance.
13 Romans 8:26-39 Confidence in Christ
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on December 7, 2005
Paul argues that because of the activity of the Spirit, we can have confidence that everything that happens to us is in our own best interests.
14 Romans 9:1-13 Is the Gospel too Good to be True?
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on January 4, 2006
Romans 9-11 must be read as a unit that builds to a wonderful climax. It contains some of the most difficult material in the Bible.
15 Romans 9:14-33 God’s Sovereign Choice
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on January 11, 2006
On what is the basis does God choose? Paul’s answer is that God as God has a sovereign right to choose who receives mercy.
16 Romans 10 Prayer & Legalism
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on January 18, 2006
Taking religion seriously is not the answer.
17 Romans 11:1-32 Did God Reject His People?
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on January 25, 2006
Twice Paul raises the question: “Did God reject His people?” Twice he answers: “By no means!”
18 Romans 11:33-12:21 How Shall We Live?
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on February 1, 2006
Based on what we now understand about God and His grace from Romans 1-10, how shall we live?
19 Romans 13:1-7 Submission, Fearlessness and Conscience
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on February 8, 2006
Paul continues his application of how we should live in light of the gospel. In this often-debated passage he explains how to be good citizens.
20 Romans 13:8-14 Freedom in Christ
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on February 15, 2006
Paul explains what it means to live as people who are free to love one another – free of guilt, uncertainty, or doubt.
21 Romans 14:1-20 The Problem of Christian Taboos
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on February 22, 2006
How can you have fellowship with somebody who does things you do believe a Christian should do? Paul’s first answer: what you should not do.
22 Romans 14:19-15:13 Handling Disagreement
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on March 1, 2006
How to live with those you disagree with and what happens when you handle strife properly.
23 Romans 15:14-33 Paul’s Reflections
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on March 8, 2006
Paul closes this letter as he began, with a personal word about himself and the church in Rome.
24 Romans 16 – Paul’s Roman Yearbook
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on March 16, 2006
Paul closes his letter with collection of names, greetings, memories, and thoughts about life.