William R. Newell

Romans Chapter 16

Phoebe the Deaconess, Carrying the Epistle, Earnestly Commended to Roman Christians. Verses 1, 2. Loving Salutations to Particular Saints and Assemblies in Rome. Verses 3 to 16. Warnings against Those Causing Divisions and Stumbling. Verses 17 to 20. Salutations from Paul’s Fellow-workers. Verses 21 to 23. Ascription of Praise through Jesus Christ to God only Wise: Who is Revealing through Paul’s Establishing Gospel the Mystery Heretofore Concealed. Verses 25 to 27. 1 I comm...

Romans Chapter 15

Believers to Receive One Another, as Christ (after His Jewish ministry). Received the Gentiles,—-TO GOD’S GLORY. Verses 1 to 13. Paul’s Great “Priestly-Ministry” of the Gospel to the Gentiles. Verses 14 to 21. His Purpose (long-hindered) to Come to the Roman Christians,—after the Great Jerusalem Contribution. Verses 22 to 33. 1 Now we that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each one of us please his neighbor for that wh...

Romans Chapter 14

Strong and Weak Believers Neither to Despise nor to Judge Each Other. Verses 1 to 12. Perfect Liberty in this Dispensation; but Each Must Walk According to Conscience. Verses 11 to 23. 1 But him that is weak in faith, receive ye, yet not for decision, of [his] scruples [ for him]. 2 One man hath faith to eat all things: but he that is weak eateth herbs. 3 Let not him that eateth set at nought him that eateth not; and let not him that eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath recei...

Romans Chapter 13

Subjection to Rulers, as Ordained of God. Verses 1 to 7. No Debt but Love: What that Achieves! Verses 8 to 10. Awake! Christ’s Coming Nears! Put on Christ Now! Verses 11 to 14. 1 Let every soul be in subjection to the authorities in power. For there is no authority save from God; and those that exist are put in place by God. 2 Therefore he that sets himself against the authority, withstandeth the ordinance of God: and those [thus] withstanding shall receive for themselves judgment...

Romans Chapter 12

Paul’s Great Plea for Personal Consecration to God, in View of His Mercies; God’s Perfect Will for Each Believer thus Discovered. Verses 1 and 2. For We are One Body in Christ, with Varying Gifts. Verses 3-8. Our Walk toward Others, whether Believers, or Enemies. Verses 9 to 21. 1 I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service. 2 And be not fashioned according to this ...

Romans Chapter 11

Israel not Finally Cast Off: an Election Saved—Paul Being Proof. Verses 1-6. Others Hardened,—as Scripture Foretold. Verses 7-10. “Fulness of Gentiles” Comes in Meanwhile. Verses 11,25,28. Gentile Salvation to Provoke Israel to “Jealousy”—Since They are the “Natural Branches” of the Tree of Promise. Verses 11-18. Gentiles Must Continue in Divine “Goodness”; Other’ wise Gentiles to be “Cut Off” from Place of Present Blessing. Verses 19-25. ...

Romans Chapter 10

Paul’s Prayer for Israel, who had Zeal, without Knowledge of, or Subjection to, God’s Righteousness: Fundamental Contrast between the Righteousness of Doing and That of Believing. Verses 1-10. The Believing Method was According to Israel’s Own Scriptures,—unto which They did not Hearken: as God had Foretold. Verses 11-21. 1 Brethren, the dear wish of this heart of mine, and my prayer to God for them, [Israel] is for [their] salvation. 2 For I bear witness to them t...

Romans Chapter 9

Paul’s Great Sorrow for Unbelieving Israel—Unbelieving Despite an Eight—Fold Preeminence. Verses 1 to 5. The Real Israel, however, were an Elect, not a Natural Seed: God’s Sovereignty in Election Defended. Verses 6 to 29. The Astonishing Conclusion! The Gentiles, not Following after Righteousness, Attain to it by Simple Faith; Israel, Following after a Law—Method, Stumble at the By—Faith Way,—at Christ! Verses 30 to 33. IN ROMANS NINE, Ten, and Eleven, P...

Romans Chapter 8

The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Believer: as Against the Flesh, verses 1-13; as Witnessing our Sonship and Heirship—even though Suffering, verses 14-25; As Helping our Infirmity by Intercession, verses 26, 27. God’s Great Purpose in His Elect: Conformity to Christ’s Image, and Association with Him: Their Heavenly Destiny. All Earthly Providences for their Good. Verses 28-30. Triumphant Response of Faith to These Things! Verses 31-34. No Separation from God’s ...

Romans Chapter 7

Release from the Legal Principle Illustrated: Jewish Believers, to whom the Law of Moses was given. Dead to that Law by Identification in Death with Christ Made Sin; now joined to the Risen Christ: thus Bearing Fruit to God and Rendering Glad Service. Verses 1-6. Paul’s Vain Struggle to be Holy by the Law,—Before he knew of Indwelling Sin and his Helplessness against it; and that he had Died with Christ to Sin, and to the Law, which gave Sin power. Verses 7-24. Delivera...
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