Romans: it's probably one of the most studied scriptures in the new testament, but for me it poses an interesting challenge. In my quiet times, when I choose a book of the bible to study, I always think of Romans. However, it is the only book that everytime I start it, I get derailed after a few chapters. Never. To. Return. I end up starting another book, which I complete through the end, or shift from one topic to another.
Where does that leave us? Well, I would like to tackle the entire book, one chunk at a time. I also miss the exegetical studies of text from my time at BTSR; looking deeply into and behind the text. So, over the next few months, I'm going to tackle an detailed discussion on the book of Romans, posting my notes, research, and insights here to this blog. Updates will come roughly every Thursday morning, as time permits.
Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh, who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His name's sake, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ; to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 1:1-7 NASB)