Romans

Lesson 44—Romans 13

The Christian and the Government Although the Christian is not of the world he is still in it. Our service begins with heart consecration to God, and the circle widens from the local assembly reaching out to all believers and to the unsaved round about. Now we are to view the believer’s attitude towards the political world. We notice the chapter is summed up under three words SUBJECTION, LOVE and SALVATION. 1. Subjection vs. 1-7 The Believer’s Attitude A Christian is a pilgrim a...

Lesson 45—Romans 14; 15:1-3

Christian Service in View of the Judgment Seat of Christ. We have reached the great chapter on Christian forbearance. The entire chapter centers round a “weak brother” who is introduced to us in the first verse. What are we going to do with him? 1. “Receive Him” is the word of Paul, vs 1-9. Let him in with a welcome, wrap round him all the warmth of brotherly love, give him every consideration as one who belongs to Christ. Seven excellent reasons are given why we should not ...

Lesson 46—Romans 15:4-33

Christian Service in Relation to the Whole World We come to the widest circle of Christian service in this chapter. The hope set before us in the Scriptures, the goal before Christ in His earthly ministry, and the ambition of Paul have in view the whole world. One day the whole world will be aglow in the light of the glory of our triumphant Christ. The glory of God is the goal of all true service. Glory will crown every work of God. What a high honor is ours to have part in this divine pr...

Lesson 47—Romans 15:14-17

Paul Speaks of His Ministry and of His Coming Journey. Reading this portion of our chapter is like attending a “Missionary Meeting.” We are listening to Paul speaking of his labours in the gospel. He was the greatest of all missionaries, excepting of course the Lord Jesus. After he saw the Saviour in the glory it was his one ambition to make Him known throughout all the world. What a mission was his! In a most beautiful poem one has put these words in Paul’s lips “From the glor...

Lesson 48—Romans 15:17-33

Paul’s Program Before Paul was saved he had a large program before him. In his mighty energy, he had undertaken a task that never was surpassed in purpose by another. He had determined to wipe out the Name of Jesus from the earth “as a man wipes a dish and turns it upside down.” In the carrying out of that program he journeyed to Damascus and on the way was arrested by the very One he thought was living only in the mind of the hated Nazarenes. What a discovery to find that Man th...

Lesson 50—Romans 16:17-27

Exhortation Our journey through the book of “Romans” is drawing to a close. We listen to the closing words of the apostle as with a true shepherd heart he sounds the alarm. In our former lesson we were in the midst of a happy group of believers, a precious circle of fellowship. It is just that that Satan seeks to destroy, so Paul warns against The Work of the Enemy, vs. 17-18. They were to mark those who caused divisions. Scattering the sheep and causing them to stumble is not a...

Lesson 49—Romans 16:1-16

The Outflow of Christian Love If chapter 15 can be likened to a great missionary-meeting, chapter 16 can be likened to the greetings that follow when the saints remain for hearty handshakes and greetings. Paul reaches as it were clear across from Corinth and grips the hands of the saints to whom he has been speaking in his letter. First of all he commends to them Phebe, the SISTER and SERVANT of the Church at Cenchrea, the port of Corinth. In the vast city of Rome she must find a homec...

Lesson 52—Review

We conclude our study of Romans with this lesson. We shall retrace our steps and journey once more through this marvellous epistle. We have noticed in our studies the similarity of the teaching of Romans and that of the Tabernacle in the wilderness as recorded in the book of Exodus. In both we have the story of God’s salvation. Beginning with the separation caused by sin we travel the blood-stained way until we reach the goal —the glory of God. The wilderness in which the tabernacle was ...

Lesson 25—Romans 6:6-13

The Threefold Secret Of A Separated Life “How many were crucified on Calvary when Jesus died?” asked a child of its mother. “Why, three my son,” she answered. “But mother, I heard father say that the old man was the lad. crucified with Christ, then that makes four,” replied The secret of a holy, happy life is not in seeking the death of the flesh, nor in trying to feel dead but in knowing that the old man was put to death over 1900 years ago. Knowing (vs. 6) is ...

Lesson 42—Romans 12

Service We have been in the “School Room” together and have received divine instruction. We enter the last division of Romans now and find ourselves in the Serving and Waiting Room. Israel was detained at Sinai for some time after their deliverance from bondage. There they “sat down” at the feet of Jehovah and “received of His words.” They were the servants of Jehovah as well as His saints and they received the instructions for the building of the tabernacle and all its ser...
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