This study is part of our series of verse by verse studies of Romans, the 45th book in the Bible. Taught by our pastor, Simeon Forder, at our Sunday morning service on the 12th March 2023.
About this book
This letter from Paul to the church in Rome is one of his longest (only 1 Corinthians being similar in length), and in it we find the basis of much if not all Christian doctrine. Considered a literary masterpiece, even by some non-Christians, this letter describes the human condition of sin, our need for salvation, and the way in which we can be saved – through faith alone in God alone. But further, it explains Israel’s place in Christian teaching, and overs multiple chapters dedicated to Christian living.
About this study
Sin is a wretched thing. The reality and result of sin was so severe, that it required Jesus to die on the cross in our place that we might be saved. But that wonderful act of God means we are free from the penalty of sin. And furthermore, now that we are saved, we are no longer under the power of it. We don’t have to sin. However, although sin is no longer king, we have the choice as to whether we let it reign like one. But we must not – rather we need to consider ourselves dead to it, that when our sinful nature calls us, we don’t answer – and instead go to our Saviour who will help us in our time of need.
- What are you going to do next time you’re tempted to sin?
- What are you doing to avoid temptation?
- How are you pursuing righteousness?