Monthly Archives: August 2016

Some Key Passages in Romans – part 8

If you’ve just discovered this series on Romans, I urge you to go back to part 1 and study them blog entries in order. Romans 5:3-5 tell us that suffering produces endurance (patience), which in turn produces character. Character in … Continue reading

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Some Key Passages in Romans – part 7

If you’ve been thoughtfully working on the first four chapters and the first two words of chapter 5 (“Therefore, since. . .”), then it  is time for us to move more deeply into chapter 5. Here I have to make … Continue reading

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Some Key Passages in Romans – part 6

Once you have worked through the fourth chapter, in which Paul demonstrates that the idea of justification by faith is found in the Old Testament and is therefore not a fundamental change in God’s way of reconciling us to himself, … Continue reading

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Some Key Passages in Romans – part 5

[Be sure to read the first four entries in this series before reading this one. Romans 3:21-26 is the theological core of the book. Everything before it builds up to it. Everything after explicates that one central passage. You cannot … Continue reading

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Some Key Passages in Romans – part 4

[Be sure to read the first three entries in this series before reading this one. And be prepared to read and pray through this entry several times if it is new material for you.] In the first three entries in … Continue reading

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Some Key Passages in Romans – part 3

Paul has argued at length that, in the words of Psalms 14 and 53, there is no one who does good, no, not one. No one is righteous; no one meets God’s standards or gains his approval for their untainted … Continue reading

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