The grace of God is powerfully revealed and described in the story of Jesus' death, burial and resurrection, and nowhere is the grace of God more eloquently explained than in the book of Romans.
In this introductory lesson, Mike looks at a key passage in the first chapter that summarizes the entire epistle.
Paul begins his epistle by explaining the universality of sinfulness and how it has affected mankind.
Paul continues to describe the basis for the universal condemnation of mankind.
In this lesson, Mike explains how God has responded to man's rejection of God's initial offer of grace.
This section of Romans contains the reason why and the method how God's grace was revealed to sinful man.
In this class, we look at the Law and Abraham as we begin chapter 4 of Romans. We'll also take a short 6 question "Faith Check" quiz.
In this lesson, Paul answers a third question concerning salvation: "What does salvation give me?"
Paul continues to answer questions that his readers might ask concerning what he has written. In this section, he answers the possible question "if compliance to rules cannot save me, why should I even try?"
Paul continues with his answer to the question, "If I am under grace, why should I try to obey the Law?" In this section, he will respond to this question from an experiential instead of an historical perspective.
Paul breaks off his general discussion on grace in order to focus on his personal struggle with sin.
Paul explains what this grace demands and how that very same grace enables us to meet those demands.
Paul answers a critical question concerning the Jews - "Why weren't the Jews saved?"
Paul concludes his teaching on grace by describing the final results in a person's life after being saved by faith in response to God's grace.