Book of Romans
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A spiritual approach necessary; importance of this Epistle in the history of the church; the conversion and preparation of Paul; the false contrast between natural gifts and Holy Spirit.
The readers and their background; the foundations and character of the church; the reason for writing; to establish them in the truth; analysis of the Epistle; chapters 4 to eight concerned with the certainty of salvation.
The centrality of Christ; the bond-slave; redeemed and captivated by Christ; the true definition of an apostle; his marks and authority; Paul's call by the risen Lord.
Paul's apostolic qualifications; his equality with the others; his mission to the Gentiles; relevance; then and now; 'apostolic succession'; separated from his mother's womb.
The significance of the word 'gospel'; the greatest good news we have heard; the gospel of God in three persons; the primacy of the Father; the limitations of apologetics.
Paul's method of reasoning from the Old Testament; the promises; prophesies and types; forth-telling and fore-telling; revelation and inspiration according to Peter; holy writings; the Word of God.
The delay in Christ's coming; the use of the Old Testament to prove the continuity of the gospel; the true nature of the church and the doctrine of the remnant; the sufficiency; authority; unity; necessity and consistency of the Scriptures; the consolation of the Old Testament.
Christ Himself the centre of the gospel; the Son of God incarnate; His true humanity; the link with prophecy and especially the house of David; relevance today.
A series of contrasts; made : declared; weakness : power; flesh : the spirit of holiness; the significance of the resurrection; the inauguration of the God-man as mediator.
The Lordship of Jesus; Jesus Christ; the anointed Saviour; prophet; priest and king; the impossibility of separating Saviour and Lord; the basis of all that Paul is and does; the obedience of faith.