{Romans Study Continues! In Need of a Savior}

I am so excited to get back into the book of Romans!

All men are in need of a Savior. The book of Romans teaches this truth along with the truth that God in Christ has sent His grace. Please follow Conforming To The Truth as we do an inductive Bible study in Romans. These lessons are free to you.In this study, we will cover lessons 16-25. These lessons will take us through Romans chapters 6-8. You will find your FREE lessons at the end of this post. My goal and desire are to work through all 16 chapters! Yes, you heard it right, 16 chapters! This journey will take several weeks, but it is one that I believe will be well worth the work and effort put into it. Do not worry, I will be here with you all the way:

Praying for you, 

Encouraging you, 

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Do you Understand The importance of Christ’s Resurrection?

Today as we walk through Romans 4:24-25 I want us to think about the importance of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. Believe it or not, there are many so-called “professing Christians” who do not believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ! This fact is central to Christianity. Without it, our faith is worthless. Look at what 1 Corinthians 15:16-17 teaches:

For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless: you are still in your sin.

There are three things to point out from this passage. Two of these points parallel the Romans passage we are going to study today.

  1. If Christ is not raised from the dead we will not be raised from the dead.
  2. If Christ is not raised from the dead our faith is worthless.
  3. If christ is not raised from the dead we are still in our sin.

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If Christ is Not Raised From the Dead

But for our sake also, to whom it will be credited, as those who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, He who was delievered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification. Romans 4:24-25

Our faith is based solely on the atoning work of Christ. The atonement includes:

  • The Birth
  • The Life
  • The Death
  • And The resurrection of Jesus Christ.

All of these points are crucial to our faith! In the Romans passage, Paul is emphasizing the importance of the resurrection of Christ. He teaches that Christ was delivered over because of our transgression. Transgression is overstepping our boundaries. God has set boundaries for mankind. He says thou shall not and man says I shall. This is sin, not being obedient to the commands of God. He determined before the foundation of the world  that Christ would die on the cross for our sin and be resurrected for our justification.

How does this connect with the teaching  in the 1 Corinthian passage? Paul teaches in Corinthians that we would still be in our sin had it not been for the resurrection of Christ. We cannot separate the resurrection of Christ and God delivering him over for our sins.  They are one in the same. We cannot have one without the other. Otherwise, our faith is worthless.

Without the resurrection, we would still be in our sin! My faith, your faith knows that we can do nothing to save ourselves from the wrath of God.

Our faith says:

  • I am redeemed from the penalty of my sin through the work of Christ on the cross,
  • I am redeemed through the  shedding of His own blood for the forgiveness of my sin.

Our faith says:

  • God raised Him from the dead signifying His acceptance of Christ’s sacrifice!
  • The power of sin and death are dead.

 Our faith says:

  • I cannot, but He did!

The Resurrection Shows Satisfaction

“Christ was raised because of our justification.”  Romans 4:25.

Christs resurrection from the dead shows the satisfaction of God  with His Sons sacrifice. Isaiah teaches this truth better than I could ever say it.

But the LORD was pleased to crush Him, putting Him to grief: If He would render Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His offspring. He will prolong His days,  and the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand.

As a result of the anguish of His soul;. He will see it and be satisfied: By His knowledge the righteous one, My Servant, will justify the many, as he will bear their iniguties.  Isaiah 53:10-11 

Our justification rests on the Work of Christ:

  • His Birth
  • His Life
  • His Death
  • His resurrection!

I am praising God today that He raised His Son from the dead! Christ is seated at the right hand of the majesty on Hih making intercession for His own! Will you praise Him and thank Him today for all He has done through His Son!

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Do You Know Scripture Is Written for Encouragement?

I am so humbled by God’s Word!

  • He has not left us wandering in the dark.
  • He has not left us without answers.
  • He has not left us without His amazing grace.

Romans 4:23-24  teaches us that His words have been written for the sake of Abraham and for our sake as well. Before we move on I want to give a little reminder about the context. These passages are teaching that our righteousness comes through faith, not by works,  This dear ones is the main point of the Gospel. Over, and over, and over, God,  through the Holy Spirit is prompting Paul to teach and remind this truth.  Our salvation is completely  the work of the Trinity. We need only to believe!  Let’s read Romans 4:23-24 together:

Therefore it was credited to him as righteousness. Now not for his sake only was it written that it was credited to him, but for our sakes also, to whom it will be credited, as those who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.

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God wrote the book of Genesis and the book of Romans to be a benefit for all believers  down through the ages. Look at what the Spirit teaches in these passages:

 

Romans 15: 4: For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the  encouragement of the Scriptures  we might have hope.

2 Timothy 3:16-17: All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

SCRIPTURE WAS WRITTEN TO:

  1. Encourage
  2. Give Hope
  3. Teach
  4. Train
  5. Correct
  6. Equip
  7. Instruct

So That

The man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work and that we may have hope!

Notice that in each of these verses  Paul uses the words “So That.” Whenever we see these words used in Scripture the writer is drawing a conclusion. These two small words also answer the question “WHY” for us. When you are reading and studying be on the look out for these words. They help us with the understanding of what is taught.

In the Romans passage, Paul writes, ” For whatever was written in earlier times was written,

SO THATWhy was it written? So that through perseverance and the encouragement of scripture we might have hope. Our hope is steadfast and sure! Hebrews 6:19

In the 2 timothy passage, Paul writes, ” All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;

SO THATWhy was it written? That the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

In this Romans passage what was specifically written for our sake? First let’s read Romans 4:22:

Therefore it was also credited to him as righteousness.

We need to ask a few more questions of this text to come to a proper conclusion.

  • What was credited to Abraham as righteousness?
  • What does credited to Abraham mean?

We must go back up into Romans 4:18-21 for the answers to these questions. We know from the Genesis 17 passage that God had promised Abraham that he would be the father of many nations. But we also know that at the time of this promise Abraham and Sarah did not have any children. If we back up just two chapters in Genesis we find an account of a conversation between God and Abraham.

Genesis 15:1-6: 

God tells Abraham to not be afraid, He will be a shield to him and that his reward would be great.

Abraham responds to God and says, “O, Lord, God what will you give me, since I am childless.

God takes Abraham outside and says to him, ” Look toward the heavens and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” So shall your descendants be.

Genesis 15:6 tells us, ” Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.”  We can parallel this passage with Romans 4:20-22.

Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah;s womb; yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.

“Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen”. Hebrews 11:1

Faith is what Abraham exercised and it was credited to him as righteousness.

Credited means that the work of Christ on the cross paid for our sin debt. God took the righteousness and the work of His  Son  and credited it to our account. Our account was empty, we had no way of paying our own debt. But God being rich in mercy in which He loved us applied Christ’s  work to us. Our account is paid in full.

Abraham believed God. Do you believe God?

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Romans Bible Study “Part Two” Coming November 30th!

 

Welcome to my online study, Part two of Romans, “In need of a Savior.” I am so excited to walk through the book of Romans with you. From November 30th-December 21st, we will be walking through chapters 4&5 of this amazing book. My goal and desire are to work through all 16 chapters! Yes, you heard it right, 16 chapters! This journey will take several weeks, but it is one that I believe will be well worth the work and effort put into it. Do not worry, I will be here with you all the way:

Praying for you, 

Encouraging you, 

 Learning right beside you!

4 Weeks in Romans

Romans Bible Study “Part Two” Starts November 30th and runs through December 21st. We will pick right up where we left off in the first series with Lesson 11 and work through lesson 15. A Free PDF Booklet of these lessons will be located at the end of this post and will also be available on every blog post in this series. If you missed Romans part 1 and would like the lessons I have a link located at the end of this post for your free copies!

The Purpose of Bible Study

To know God, the One True God. To have an abiding relationship with Jesus Christ and to live a transformed life. To teach the gospel to ourselves so that we grow in grace and truth. To share the gospel with a lost and dying world.

The book of Romans is a clear explanation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As children of the Most high God, we need to dedicate ourselves to the study of His word. It is as important to preach the gospel to ourselves as it is to preach and teach it to a lost and dying world. The Gospel today, just as it was in the day of Paul, is under attack. Only a true and clear explanation of the gospel can refute those who contradict it. I believe Romans is a great place to start.

How This Works:

I will be right beside you! For 4 weeks (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), I will write a post that I pray will help explain the verses we have been studying through for the week. These posts will not walk through each question. It will give an overview and application for the verses studied.

Prayer, Observation, Interpretation, and Application will get us through this study.
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The Lessons:

  • I greatly encourage you to work through the lessons and not just read the posts. This is your time with God. Let Him teach you and train you!
  • Each lesson is written to take you through each verse of every chapter. Sometimes you will be taken to other parts of Scripture to help with the interpretation of the text. Remember, Scripture interprets Scripture!
  • We will also be doing word studies. You may be asking, “Why do I need to know what a word means?” Word studies get us deeper into the word of God. Sometimes we think we know what a word means, and we really do not. It has been my experience that after I have studied a word, I have a greater understanding of what is being taught. I have also learned more and more of the Amazing Grace of God! It is well worth the time and effort to look words up. I recommend using a Strong’s Concordance. If you do not have one, no problem. I have placed a link for one  in the sidebar of this site.
  • Each lesson is designed to be worked through in a week. You decide how you want to walk through the questions. I do recommend spacing the questions out. We do not want to rush through the word. We need to ponder and pray for teaching from the Holy Spirit.
  • Free Lessons: The Lessons are FREE to you! All I ask is that you do not change any of the questions that have been provided for you. They are copyrighted! Please do not sell them to anyone. If you know someone who would like the study but does not have access to the internet  you may download and print them a copy!

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 Reading Plan:

I want to encourage you to read through the book of Romans each week. Daily reading will familiarize you with the context of the book. If you read this book weekly, by the end of the study you may have memorized the entire book! How wonderful would that be? You will be able to say with the Psalmist:

“Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I may not sin against you.”

Psalm 119:11

Here is a suggested reading plan.  I will be reminding you to read through the book each week.

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What to expect Each Week:

  • Three blog posts per week: Monday|Wednesday|Friday|Grace Please:)(Sometimes it might be just two! Depends on the content of the verses)
  • Encouragement for your week in each study!
  • Weekly reading plan posted on each post
  • Link to all previous posts
  • Free PDF Booklet download on each post

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Please interact!

I want to hear all that the Lord is teaching you through this study! Please interact by commenting and sharing!

 

Free Romans Booklet For November 30th – December 21st

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Let’s form A Home community!

This on-line community is wonderful and will continue as long as the Lord keeps the door open! But God has placed a great desire in my heart for a Home Community! I would love to see groups of women, and young girls gathered around a table, or sitting in comfy chairs doing this study together. A Titus 2 setting ; the Older mature women mentoring the younger women! I believe there is a famine in the land for solid Bible study! I mean digging in the word, the whole word not just bits and pieces of the word.

Would you like to be apart of this community? Please pray about this. God may have already tugged at your heart to start a study in your home. I have a small leader packet to help guide you to lead a group! If you have any questions or would like to go ahead and start a group please fill out this form with your comments and questions! I will get back with you:) God Bless!

Romans Study Part 1

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Did You Know God Has A Free Gift?

Walking Through Romans

“In Need of a Savior”

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This post goes along with the free lessons posted at the end of this article.

 

” But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for their is no distinction; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; ” Romans 3:21-24

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