Study questions, maps, charts, key words, history, background, outlines, and links to help you study Paul’s letter to the Romans.
While the word gospel means “good news,” understanding the gospel begins with bad news: death. In modern society, death is a biological question. We define death as “the permanent cessation of all vital functions” (e.g. pulse, brain waves, breathing, etc.). Death in New Testament usage focuses on the ongoing process of corruption, futility and decay […]
Most believers waste time trying to figure out how “to do” Christianity better. We search the Scriptures and self-help books looking for the “12 steps to faith,” “5 steps to better Christian living,” “3 keys to grace”, etc. I’ve got good news and bad news.
Paul answers the question: “So if the Law multiplies our sin, is the Law sinful?”
If I am no longer under the threat of the Law, then I have no incentive not to sin? So if I have no threat of punishment, why can’t I “eat dessert first?”