Romans 1:13–17 - Every Minister’s Decree
Romans 1:8–13 - A Pastor’s Desire
Romans 1:1–7 - Introduction
Romans 1 and the Collapse of the Culture
Romans – The Gospel of God in Christ through Paul (Romans 1:1-7)
This chapter provides an exegesis of Romans 1:1-7.
Romans – Introduction to Romans
This chapter provides an introduction to Paul’s letter to the Romans. Introductory matters discussed are Paul's world, letters, and his theology, the composition, date, recipients, and provenance of the letter, and its theme, genre, outline, and purpose.
Natural Revelation and the Purpose of the Law in Romans
This article believes that it is impossible to treat Paul’s understanding of the law of Moses rightly apart from at least some discussion of "natural revelation" in Paul’s letter to the Romans. The author believes that the two themes are linked in Romans 2:12-16 in such a way that the interpretation of one affects the interpretation of the other.
They Did Not Honor Him or Give Thanks — Why Thanksgiving is Inescapably Theological
Unthankfulness is a primal sin. This article explains from Romans 1:20-22 that thankfulness is at the heart of acknowledging God.
Paul's Common Paraenesis (1 Thess. 4-5; Phil. 2-4; and Rom. 12-13): The Correspondence between Romans 1:18-32 and 12:1-2, and the Unity of Romans 12-13
What ought to characterize the Christian life? This article indicates the unity of vision for a Christian life in Romans 12:9-21, Philippians 4:2-9, and 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24. This unity of vision helps us see the correspondence between Romans 1:18-32 and Romans 12:1-2 and the unity of Romans 12–13 as a whole.
Romans 1:17 – From Faith to Faith
This article studies the word "faith," evaluating the argument that in Romans 1:17 the expression "from faith to faith" should rather be understood as "from the faithfulness of God to man's faith."
Why Study the Book of Romans?
This article reflects on the contribution that Romans makes to the canon of Scripture.
Romans 1:18 – The Wrath of God
This article is an exposition of Romans 1:18, which speaks about the wrath of God.
God's Righteousness as God's Fairness in Romans 1:17: An Ancient Perspective on a Significant Phrase
Thielman is convinced that if one is to understand how justification functions in Paul's writings, one needs to understand how the righteousness language functions in Romans 1:17. He argues in this article that part of the reason for the volatile interpretive history of this verse is that the phrase is polyvalent. He further argues that the "righteousness of God” has three meanings in Romans 1:17.
Romans – The Gospel as the Revelation of God's Righteousness (Romans 1:1-17)
This chapter presents a detailed exegesis and exposition of Romans 1:1-7. Themes that function in this passage are God’s righteousness, Jesus as Son of God, and Paul’s office as apostle.
Romans – Introduction to Romans
In this chapter Schreiner introduces the apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans. Different aspects are explored: the significance of the letter, authorship, date, its unity, the text and its integrity, its destination and purpose, and finally its literary structure.
Knowing the Bible (Romans) – God's Righteousness in His Wrath Against Sinners (Romans 1:18-3:20)
The Week 3-study provides an exploration of Romans 1:18 to Romans 3:20. The passage’s place in the letter is explained. This is followed by a short commentary on the text and reflection on its implications for the reader’s personal life.
Knowing the Bible (Romans) – The Gospel as the Revelation of the Righteousness of God (Romans 1:1-17)
The Week 2-study provides an exploration of Romans 1:1-17. The passage’s place in the letter is explained. This is followed by a short commentary on the text and reflection on its implications for the reader’s personal life.
Knowing the Bible (Romans) – Overview
The Week 1-study introduces on a popular level the letter to the Romans. The author places it in the larger story of the gospel and provides an overview of the content of the letter. At the end of the study, questions for further reflection are provided.
Romans 1:18-32 – The Revelation of God's Righteousness in Wrath against the Wickedness of the Gentiles
Romans 1:8-15 – The Essence of the Letter
Romans 1:1-7 – Greeting
Romans 1:16 - The Power to Save
Romans 1:16 shows that the gospel is not only essential for bringing unbelievers to Christ, but it is also essential for the believer. Salvation depends on Christ and His work, and it is in the gospel that this is proclaimed.
Romans 1:24-32 - The Consequences of Rejecting Light
This article is a Bible study on Romans 1:24-32.
Romans 1:18-23 - Are the Heathen Lost?
This article is a Bible study on Romans 1:18-23.
Romans 1:17-18 - Righteousness or Wrath - Which Will it Be?
This article is a Bible study on Romans 1:17-18.
Romans 1:8-17 - God's Power
This article is a Bible study on Romans 1:8-17.
Romans 1:5-7 - The Grace of God
This article is a Bible study on Romans 1:5-7.
Romans 1:4 - The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
This article is a Bible study on Romans 1:4.
Romans 1:3-4 - What Think Ye of Christ?
This article is a Bible study on Romans 1:3-4.
Romans 1:1-3a - The Gospel
This article is a Bible study on Romans 1:1-3a.
Romans 1:17 – By Faith Alone!
Romans 1 – No Shame
Romans 1:16-17 - The Gospel of Christ
This article is about the gospel and the righteousness of God. This righteousness is a gift from God. From Romans 1:16-17 it shows that there should be no shame for this gospel of justification
Romans 1 – Without Excuse
Romans 2:1–11 - God is Our Judge
Romans 2:12–29 - Guilty before God
Where Is Boasting?
This article provides some notes from Simon Gathercole's Where Is Boasting regarding the argument of Romans 2 and some objections to the New Perspective on Paul.
Romans 2:14-15 – What of Those Who Do Not Have the Bible?
This article is an exposition of Romans 2:14, 15.
Romans 2:12-16 – Paul, the Law, Jews, and Gentiles: A Contextual and Exegetical Reading
Romans 2:12-16 raises important questions. What is the relationship of the Law to the Gentiles? Does Romans 2 teach that there is a “natural law” that is a Gentile equivalent to the Law of Moses? Has this text anything to say about conscience? Is it possible for Gentiles to receive salvation through obedience to this natural law? Is Paul’s argument in Romans 2:12-16 a contradiction to what he wrote in Romans 3:9 and 20?
Does Romans 9 Teach Individual Election unto Salvation? Some Exegetical and Theological Reflections
Appeal is often made to Romans 9 to explain and defend the doctrine of election. The traditional Reformed exegesis of Romans 9, however, is increasingly questioned today. Schreiner first wants to explain two of the objections to this exegesis, and then examines whether the objections are persuasive.
The Great Giver
The Christian Life: Do Christians Feel "Wretched"?
Romans 2:1-29 – The Revelation of God's Righteousness in Wrath against the Wickedness of the Jews
Is the Old Man Dead?
How Does the Church Show Caring Love Today
Romans 2:17-29 - Judgment for the Religious Man
This article is a Bible study on Romans 2:17-29.
Romans 2:1-16 - Principles of Judgment
This article is a Bible study on Romans 2:1-16.
Romans 2:1-5 - You Too Are Guilty, Oh Moral Man!
This article is a Bible study on Romans 2:1-5.
Romans 2:12 - Will Pagans Perish?
Romans 3:9 - Our Sin and God’s Love
Romans 3:21–31 - But Now!
Romans 3:1–20 - Objections Answered
Psalm 51 in Romans 3:4
Romans 3:27-4:10 – David's Sin and Israel's Salvation (Part I)
This article discusses Paul's argument in Romans 3:27-Romans 4:10 that both Jew and Gentile, previously locked into sin and judgment, are now justified by faith.
Romans 3:1-8 – What Advantage the Jew
This article is a sermon on Romans 3:1-8.
Romans 3:25 – The meaning and Translation of Hilasterion
This essay considers the translation and meaning of the Greek word "hilasterion" in Romans 3:25.
Written in Blood
This article defends the centrality of the atonement to the Christian faith, with consideration given to Romans 3:21-26.
Jesus and Creation: Jesus’ Suffering and Creation
Romans 3:25 – The Wrath of God Satisfied for His People
This article considers the teaching of Romans 3:25.
Romans 3:24 – Justification Is Free, by God's Grace, through Christ's Redemption
This article is an exposition of Romans 3:24, on justification.
Romans 3:25 – How to Motivate Yourself and Others in Evangelism
This article considers Romans 3:25 in context as a motivation for intentional evangelism.
You, Yes You, Are a Minister!
You are a minister too. This article explains from Romans 15:14 that every Christian is a minister, for every Christian has the responsibility to administer God's truth to others.
The Meaning of the Phrase "And Thus All Israel Will Be Saved" (Romans 11:26)
What is the future of Israel? Does the Bible still give a particular function for Israel as the people of God after the ascension of Christ? How should we interpret the words of Paul in Romans 11:26 when he refers to the salvation of all Israel? This article weighs in.
How We Regard Ourselves
Romans 7: A Battleground
Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility
The sovereignty of God and human responsibility seem like a contradiction in terms. This article looks at the relationship between the two and shows from Romans 9 how this appearance of contradiction must be dealt with.
Esau Have I Hated
Romans 3:21-31 – The Revelation of God's Righteousness in the New Dispensation
Romans 3:1-8 – The Revelation of God's Righteousness in Wrath against the Wickedness of the Jews
Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Sign of God’s Judgment?
Church with Charisma
Romans 3:21-26 - Three Illustrations of Salvation
Romans 3:24-26 - Propitiation
This article is a Bible study on Romans 3:24-26.
Romans 3:24b - Redemption
This article is a Bible study on Romans 3:24b.
Romans 3:21-24a - Justified Freely
This article is a Bible study on Romans 3:21-24a.
Romans 3:19-20 - The Major Purpose for the Mosaic Law
This article is a Bible study on Romans 3:19-20.
Romans 3:9-18 - Paul or Peale?
This article is a Bible study on Romans 3:9-18.
Romans 3:1-8 - How Shall God Judge the World?
This article is a Bible study on Romans 3:1-8.
Romans 3:28 - Justified by Faith Alone
By using Romans 3:28 as basis, this article shows what the righteousness of Christ and justification by faith means.
Romans 4:9–25 - By Faith Alone (2)
Romans 4:1–8 - By Faith Alone (1)
The Interpretation of the "Stone" Passages by Peter and Paul: A Comparative Study
This article wants to investigate the stone passages in Romans 9:33 and 1 Peter 2:4-10. The author reflects on Paul and Peter's use of the so-called Old Testament "stone" passages—Psalm 118:22, Isaiah 8:14, and Isaiah 28:16.
The Meaning of "Nature" in Romans 1 and Its Implications for Biblical Proscriptions of Homosexual Behaviour
What is the meaning of "nature" in Romans 1:26-27? Does it refer to "what is natural to me"? This article wants to make a grammatical, historical, and contextual study of the word "nature" in this context and reflect on its significance for a homosexual lifestyle.
The Triune God – The Greatness of God
The author wants to demonstrate that God is great in contradistinction to what we are. To do so, he makes use of Romans 4. He discusses the nature of scriptural hope, that it is a hope and trust in the greatness of God.
Romans 4:1-25 – The Revelation of God's Righteousness in the Old Dispensation
And Then All Israel Will Be Saved (2)
And Then All Israel Will Be Saved (1)
Romans 4:16-25 - How Faith Operates
This article is a Bible study on Romans 4:16-25.
Romans 4:7-16 - Justification by Grace Through Faith
This article is a Bible study on Romans 4:7-16.
Romans 4:1-8 - Justification in the Old Testament
This article is a Bible study on Romans 4:1-8.
Romans 5:12–21 - Christ and Adam
Romans 5:2b–11 - Why Should I Become a Christian (2)
Romans 5:1–2 - Why Should I Become a Christian (1)
The Good and the Just in Romans 5:7
The argument of the apostle Paul in Romans 5:7 forms the focus of the study. The author considers the possible difficulties of verse 7. He argues that the verse can be divided into two clauses: 7a, "for scarcely will anyone die for a righteous man," and 7b, "though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die." The recent history of interpretation of this verse is surveyed and a possible understanding of verse 7 is offered.
No Hope without Character
This article discusses Paul's saying in Romans 5:3-4 that character produces hope. The author explains that endurance in the face of suffering shows that a person belongs to Jesus, in which case hope in God is certain.
Romans 5:12 – Was Adam a Historical Figure?
This article, through the lens of Romans 5:12, offers a thorough consideration of whether Adam was a historical figure, and it concludes with some thoughts on what the historical Adam gives us as believers.
Not Only That ("Ou Monon"), But It Has Been Said Before: A Response to Verlyn Verbrugge or Why Reading Previous Scholarship Can Avoid Scholarly Misunderstandings
This article considers the use of the use of "ou monon" in Romans 5:3. Porter reviews comments made by previous commentators on this text. He wants to reaffirm that the subjunctive reading is correct in Romans 5:1, independent from any conclusions one reaches about Romans 5:2-3.
Romans 5:1-2 – Peace with God and False Peace
This article is a sermon on Romans 5:1–2, on the peace with God that results from justification by faith.