Romans

by David Cook
Overview

Paul probably wrote the letter of Romans in about AD 57, towards the end of his third missionary journey (Acts 18:23–19:41), perhaps while he was in Corinth.

This letter has been called the greatest theological document ever written. In it, Paul outlines what Christians believe and explains God’s perfect plan in bringing sinners back to Him. It offers Paul’s fullest exposition on the all-important issue of righteousness: how a person can be in the right with God, and how a person can live a God-honouring righteous life.

The Structure of Romans

1:1–17
Introducing the theme of righteousness

1:18–3:20
The natural unrighteousness of humankind

3:21–5:21
How God makes us righteous

6:1–8:39
The key to righteous living

9:1–11:36
God’s righteous dealing with Israel

12:1–15:13
Communal righteousness

15:14–16:27
Concluding remarks

Key Verse
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”—Romans 1:16–17

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