Contributed on Apr 30, 2022
1) A Thankful Spirit (Romans 1:8), 2) A Concerned Spirit (Romans 1:9–10a), and finally 3) A Willing and Submissive Spirit (Romans 1:10b).
Romans 1:8–10. 8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world. 9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you 10 always in my prayers, asking that somehow by God’s will ...read more
Contributed on May 12, 2022
A Faithful believer must have: 1) A Loving Spirit (Romans 1:11), 2) A Humble Spirit (Romans 1:12), 3) A Fruitful Spirit (Romans 1:13), 4) An Obedient Spirit (Romans 1:14), and finally 5) An Eager Spirit. (Romans 1:15)
Romans 1:11–15. 11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— 12 that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine. 13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that I have often intended to come to you (but thus far ...read more
Contributed on May 20, 2022
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is a message of 1) Power (Romans 1:16b), 2) Salvation (Romans 1:16c), 3) Faith (Romans 1:16d), and 4) Righteousness (Romans 1:17).
Romans 1:16–17. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” ...read more
Contributed on May 25, 2022
In the brief scope of one verse of Rom. 1:18, the Apostle Paul presents six features that characterize God’s wrath: Here we see its: 1) Quality (Romans 1:18a), 2) Time (Romans 1:18b), 3) Source (Romans 1:18c), 4) Extent and Nature (Romans 1:18d), and finally its 5) Cause (Romans 1:18e).
Romans 1:18 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. (ESV). In order to engage in useful dialogue and make meaningful choices, facts matter. There has been great concern as of late as to who ...read more
Contributed on Jun 2, 2022
1) The Gift of Revelation (Romans 1:19), 2) The Content of Revelation (Romans 1:20), 3) The Rejection of God’s Revelation (Romans 1:21).
Romans 1:19-21. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are ...read more
Contributed on Jun 9, 2022
The rejection of God’s Manifestation of Glory is seen through 1) Humanity’s Rationalization (Romans 1:22), and 2) Humanity’s Religion (Romans 1:23).
Romans 1:22–23. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. (ESV) For over a century, Eerdmans has been an important institution within the broader evangelical movement, ...read more
Contributed on Jul 1, 2022
Romans 1:24–32 vividly portrays the consequences of a blinded mind to God and God’s abandonment of the rebellious showing: 1) The Essence (Romans 1:24–25), 2) The Expression (Romans 1:26–27), and 3) The Extent (Romans 1:28–32) of human sinfulness.
Romans 1:24–32. 24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. 26 For ...read more