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Romans, I. Paul’s Introduction, 1:1-17

I. Paul’s Introduction, 1:1-17

A. Paul greets the Roman church, 1:1-7

Paul introduces us to his book by first introducing us to himself in its opening verse. Although never having had the opportunity to meet these saints formally in their church, yet, Paul was known publically as the apostle of Jesus Christ. Paul was also known by those Roman believers who came to minister to him in prison. But Paul greets the Roman church not only as an apostle but as a believer too. In Paul’s greeting it is clear that his aim was to put forth the great doctrines of the faith to the believers in the Roman church. This is evident in his statement concerning the promises of Scripture; concerning the deity of God’s Son; concerning the Lordship of Jesus Christ; concerning the power of God; concerning the Holy Spirit; concerning the resurrection, and other things that pertain to the obedience of the Christian faith. Continue reading

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Paul’s Epistle to the Romans – An Introduction and Outline

An Introduction and Outline to Paul’s Epistle to the Romans

Preface

This Introduction and overview to Romans have come from an interest I have had for many years in the study of the book. I was blessed, in the providence of God at an early stage of my spiritual pilgrimage, to have studied this book at length. For a period of about two years, I read and studied the entire epistle, using the well-known commentary on it by Charles Hodge. I’m greatly indebted to God for the labors of this man, not only in that particular commentary, but in all of his life long work for the church of Jesus Christ. Hodges commentary combines several elements of study on Romans. It is both technical and devotional. It is doctrinal and practical. And it is exegetical as well as expositional. As I read through Romans, using Hodges commentary, I composed an entire volume of notes on every passage that struck a particular chord with me. I remember that I was especially interested in those passages of Scripture that was concerned with practice in the Christian life. Continue reading