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Romans Summary & Review

At long last, our study through Romans is at an end. Today, Jody summarizes the journey through this challenging and impacting letter.

See you next fall!

Romans Chapter 16

And so, at last, we come to the last chapter of this inspiring and challenging book. This week, the apostle gives us a glimpse of the relationships that enriched his life. As he does, he invites us all to consider the people that we carry in our hearts as we strive to love one another in the way that Jesus loves us.

Next week, Jody will bring an overview of this year’s study in Romans.

Romans 15 (Pt. 2)

For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me . . . by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God . . . and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else’s foundation, but as it is written, “Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.” (Vs. 18-20)

Romans 15

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (vs. 1-6)

Romans 14

For God’s kingdom does not consist of food and drink, but of righteousness, peace, and joy produced by the Holy Spirit. For the person who serves the Messiah in this way is pleasing to God and approved by people. Therefore, let’s keep on pursuing those things that bring peace and that lead to building up one another. (vs. 17-19).

Romans 13

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law (vs. 8-10).