Romans

Chapter 3 - "In the Flesh" and "In Christ"

The doctrine of chap. vii. i - 6, which is the key to all that follows, is that of the fourth verse - that "ye are become dead to the law by the body of Christ, that ye should belong to another, even to Him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit to God." It is the same doctrine of our being dead with Christ, dead in His death, but differently applied. First of all, as a fundamental necessity for holiness, the spirit of lawlessness is met by the doctrine that we are dead to...

Chapter 2

The doctrine of justification is developed mainly in the first part of Romans, but extends, in a certain very important application of it, into the sixth chapter, while the latter part of the fifth, which we were last considering, connects it with the doctrine of the two Adams therein given. It is as in Christ we find it, accompanying the new life by which we are made of His race as last Adam - "justification of life." For this reason a glance back will be here in place.The truth is developed in...

Chapter 1 - "In Adam" and "In Christ"

SOME THEMES OF THE SECOND PART OF ROMANS. (Chapters 1-3) (Romans chap. V. 12—21). My desire is to take up and discuss as simply as possible, and yet as fully as may be necessary, some of the leading truths of the epistle to the Romans. My aim is not controversy, as I trust, but edification; yet on this very account I shall seek to remember all through the need of those who have been exercised by questions which have of late arisen. Exercise is not to be deprecated....

Lecture 7 - The Epistles and the Revelation

The Epistles We have before us, to-night, beloved brethren, the concluding portion of God's blessed Word; and I cannot but feel, as we enter upon it, how more than inadequate the account has been of the previous parts, while it is vain to promise one's self better either as to what remains. Still what account could be given that would not be inadequate? And if a partial representation be in some sort a misrepresentation, it will be sufficient to warn you not to suppose that wh...

Romans Chapter 6

We Died with Christ: Our Baptism being Witness; and are to Reckon Ourselves Dead unto Sin and Alive unto God in Christ Jesus. Verses 1-11. Presenting Ourselves to God as Risen Ones, not under Law but under Grace, Sin loses Its Dominion over Us. Verses 12-14. Grace Not to be Abused, for Sin Always Enslaves, and would End in Death; Obedience brings Freedom, with the End, Eternal Life,—God’s Free Gift in Christ Jesus Our Lord. Verses 15-23. 1 What then shall we say?...

Romans Chapter 5

The Glorious Results of Justification by Faith: Peace With God, a Standing in Grace, Sure Hope of Coming Glory, Present Patience, Joy in God. Verses 1-11. The Two Representative Men, Adam and Christ, Contrasted: Condemnation and Death by Adam to All in Him, Justification and Life by Christ to All in Him. Verses 12-19. By the Law, Sin Became Trespass; but GRACE TRANSCENDED ALL! Verse 20. Grace Now Reigns, “Through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Verse 21. THIS GRE...

Romans Chapter 4

Abraham and David, in Whom the Jews Specially Gloried, Accounted Righteous by Faith, not by Law or Works. Verses 1-8. Righteousness is also Apart from Ordinances (as Circumcision). Verses 9-12. Abraham’s “Heirship of the World,” not at All by Law but by Promise; and So, Only, Believers Are All Made Certain of its Blessings. Verses 13-17. The Way and Walk of faith Wondrously Exemplified in Abraham the Father of All Believers. Verses 18-22. The Connection of...

Romans Chapter 1

Apostolic Introduction. Verses 1-7. Personal Greetings, and Expressions of Desire to See and to Preach to Saints in Rome. Verses 8-15. Great Theme of the Epistle: The Gospel the Power of God,—Because of the By-Faith-Righteousness Revealed Therein. Verses 16-17. The World’s Danger: God’s Wrath Revealed Against Human Sin. Verses 18-20. The awful Course of Man’s Sin, and Man’s Present State, Related and Described. Verses 21-32. 1 Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, a call...

Romans Chapter 3

The Jews had God’s Oracles—a Great Advantage: their Unfaithfulness Proves, not Hinders, God’s Just Judgment. Verses 1-8. Sweeping Fourteen-fold Indictment from Old Testament Scriptures: All Men, Jews and Gentiles, Brought in Guilty before God; and so All Mouths Stopped. Verses 9-20. Grace, However, for the Guilty! God’s Righteousness by Another Way than Law-through Faith in Jesus Christ. Verses 21-31.   1 What advantage then hath the Jew [over the Gentile]? or what has ...

Romans Chapter 2

The Great Principles according to which God’s Judgment of Human Action Must Proceed. 1. Wherefore thou art without excuse, O man,—any one judging [others]: for in the very matter in which thou judgest the other man, thou art giving judgment against thy very self: for the same things thou art practising,—thou who art judging! We have traced the awful history of the human race in iniquity and idolatry, especially since the Flood, and have seen that fearful indictment of above twe...
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