Romans

Lesson 40—Romans 11

Israel’s Glorious Future History is the story of God’s past dealings with the children of men. Prophecy is history written beforehand. Only God can tell all about the future, He knows the end from the beginning. A large part of the Bible is prophecy. Romans 11 has been called the “Key Chapter of Prophecy.” That is because it tells us of God’s dealings with the Jews, His earthly people, and all God’s plans for the world center round them. We will notice seven parts in the story...

Lesson 39—Romans 10

Israel and the Gospel We are to look at Israel and their attitude towards the gospel in this lesson for that is the subject of Rom., Chapter 10. The chapter opens with 1. Paul Longing That Israel Might Believe the Gospel, vv 1-4 The apostle’s heart yearns as he beholds his beloved people struggling on in a way that led ever farther from the goal they sought after. They were earnest and sincere in their efforts but they were on the wrong track. They were climbing in the way of Moun...

Lesson 29—Romans 7:14-25

The Experience of Paul after Conversion How disappointed we often are to find that sin still dwells within us after we have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ. What a riddle we are to ourselves and what a struggle we have seeking to get the victory over our old nature. Paul is here telling us of his experience after conversion and you notice how often he refers to himself. There are about forty “me’s” and “I’s” in this chapter and it is no wonder the story is one of defeat and c...

Lesson 30—Romans 8:1-5

The Deliverance of the Wretched Man Within the body of the caterpillar one can discover by means of a microscope a distinct but undeveloped butterfly. As the butterfly nature develops the caterpillar body must be put off. The crawling earthly nature must give place to the new and higher life within. We have listened to the cry of the wretched man, “Who shall deliver me out of this body of death” Rom. 7:24, then we heard his shout of triumph as he looked away from self to his Delive...

Lesson 31—Romans 8:5-13

The Conflict of the Spirit with the Flesh In Chap. 7 we witnessed the struggle between the two “I’s” the old “I” and the new “I.” The new “I” gave up in despair, for the old “I” was far too strong for him. Now we see another combatant enter the scene. The Spirit of God displaces self in the struggle and gains the victory for us over the flesh. At Calvary the Lord Jesus gained the victory for us. The Holy Spirit wins the victory in us. “Thou art come down that th...

Lesson 32—Romans 8:14-21

Our Position as Sons and Heirs of God When David captured Rabbah, the royal city of the children of Amnion, he brought forth the people that were therein and made slaves of them. They laboured in the forests and in the brickkiln. 2 Sam. 12:30, 31. How different was his dealing with Mephibosheth, the grandson of Saul. The poor lame lad might well have dreaded being found by the king, but his fears were all gone when seated at the king’s table as one of his sons. David shewed “the ki...

Lesson 33—Romans 8:14-21

The Sons and Heirs of God In this lesson we continue the subject of sonship and consider together the blessings that belong to us as the children of God. We will notice seven of them here. 1. The Leading of the Spirit of God, vs. 14 The mark of sonship is Guidance. The sons of God travel a different road than the children of this world. When Israel left Egypt and went through “all that great and terrible wilderness” God bore them as a man doth bear his son, in all the way tha...

Lesson 41—Romans 11

Israel’s Future The story of Jonah illustrates the history of Israel, and the teaching of the chapter we have been studying together. Jonah, like Israel, was called by God to be a witness for Him to the Gentiles. He was disobedient to the divine call and sought to run away from God. In the trouble that resulted he was tossed into the sea and was lost for a time. His fall brought salvation to the mariners and God preserved him by preparing a fish to swallow him. Jonah repented in the bel...

Lesson 35—Romans 8:19-27

The Coming Deliverance of Creation Thy sympathies and hopes are ours: We long, O Lord, to see Creation, all below, above, Redeemed and blest by Thee. Thus we sing and thus we long for a deliverance that will soon be realized. We have glowing pictures of this coming redeemed creation in the book of Isaiah. One of the most beautiful we find in Isa. 11. Isaiah dips his brush in heaven and paints creation with all the bright colors of glory. It is another picture Paul paints in vs...

Lesson 36—Romans 8:28-39

God’s Eternal Purpose We have been listening to a sorrowing creation and we have caught the strains of its moaning. Our own hearts respond to its sorrow and yearn for full and final deliverance, vs. 23. We look beyond the long, dark night and hail the coming day. vs. 24, 25. Meanwhile, the Holy Spirit dwelling within us is a true Friend to us helping our weaknesses, and enabling us to pray as we ought, and interceding for us, vs. 26. Now the minor cords are dropped and we join in the...
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