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Paul's Letter to the Romans - The Power of the Gospel

Chapters 3-5

Paul's Letter to the Romans - The Blessings of Justification

August 13, 2023 • Randy Hageman • Romans 5, Colossians 1:20, 1 John 3:2, John 16:33, Romans 8:17

In our series on Paul’s letter to the churches in Rome, we see that the Apostle Paul explained humanity’s need for justification in vss. 1:18-3:20, and the way of justification, how it worked in vss. 3:21-4:25. With his first word in chapter 5, “Therefore,” Paul now turns to tell us the blessings of justification, what this all means. And some of his answers just might surprise you!

Paul's Letter to the Romans - Morality or Righteousness

August 6, 2023 • Randy Hageman • Romans 4, Romans 3:23–24, Galatians 2:16, Genesis 15:5–6

All of us would agree that morality is a good thing, but is morality the point of the Christian life? Is it what Paul has been pointing us toward in his letter to the Romans? Is morality what saves us? Many in our world today certainly think so – maybe you do, too. But what does God say? What does Paul reveal to us in the Bible? We’ll explore that as we examine Romans 4 today.

Paul's Letter to the Romans - Justification by Grace Through Faith

July 30, 2023 • Randy Hageman • Hebrews 9:24–28, Mark 10:45, Romans 3:21–31, 1 John 4:10, Proverbs 17:15

So far, in the first three chapters Paul has laid out how bad the bad news of sin really is. And if we stopped at Romans 3:20, it might even seem hopeless. “But now,” Paul begins in verse 21, and he proceeds to begin to lay out how God has offered a way forward through Jesus Christ that both maintains God’s holiness and righteousness while still allowing Him to act with love and mercy. Sometimes you have to wade through the bad news to truly understand just how good the Good News is!

Paul's Letter to the Romans - Embracing Our Need for God

July 23, 2023 • Carson Minish • Romans 3:1–20

As we delve back into the book of Romans, we will witness Paul continuing his profound discussion on human sin and God’s rightful authority to judge it. In chapter 3, Paul not only extends his examination of sinful humanity but also provides us with the answer to the reason behind his intense focus on this subject over the past three chapters.