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The Book of Romans - Lesson 2 - Paul's Opening Remarks

Scripture Passage: 
Romans 1:1-17
  1. THE APOSTLE PAUL  (Romans 1:1)
    1. His Service (Romans 1:9Acts 27:23)
    2. His Sending (Romans 11:13Romans 15:16Galatians 1:1)
    3. His Separation (Acts 20:24)
  2. THE GOSPEL OF GOD  (Romans 1:2-4)
    1. The Promise of the Gospel (Romans 1:2Luke 24:25-27, 44-46;  1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
    2. The Person of the Gospel (Romans 1:3-4);  1 Corinthians 1:23-24)
      1. His incarnation (Romans 1:3Hebrews 2:16-18)
      2. His resurrection (Romans 1:4Ephesians 1:19-20)
  3. THE COMMISSION OF GOD  (Romans 1:5-6)
    1. Called to Reach the Nations (Romans 1:5Acts 1:8Romans 15:20-21)
    2. Called of Jesus Christ (Romans 1:61 Corinthians 1:2)
  4. THE CHURCH AT ROME  (Romans 1:7-13)
    1. Their Greeting From Paul (Romans 1:7)
    2. Their Testimony of Faith (Romans 1:8Romans 16:19)
    3. Their Place in Paul’s Heart (Romans 1:9-13)
      1. His prayers for them (Romans 1:9)
      2. His request of God (Romans 1:10Romans 15:23)
      3. His desire for them (Romans 1:11-13)
        1. To impart some spiritual gift (Romans 1:11Romans 16:25)
        2. To share in mutual comfort (Romans 1:121 John 1:3, 7)
        3. To bear additional fruit (Romans 1:13Romans 15:20)
  5. THE PURPOSE OF GOD  (Romans 1:14-17)
    1. Concerning Paul (Romans 1:14-16a)
      1. His debt (Romans 1:14;  1 Corinthians  9:16)
      2. His heart (Romans 1:15Acts 21:13)
      3. His zeal (Romans 1:16a;  1 Corinthians  2:1-2)
    2. Concerning the Gospel  (Romans 1:16-17)
      1. Its power of salvation (Romans 1:16)
        1. To all who believe (John 3:16)
        2. For all races of men (Romans 10:11-13)
      2. Its revelation of righteousness (Romans 1:17)
        1. From the past to the present (Galatians 3:22-26)
        2. Through the lives of the just (Titus 3:8)

MEMORY VERSE:   Romans 1:17

For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith:  as it is written, The just shall live by faith.   
David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 3:14

For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.