Epistle to the Romans (Teaching platform)
1. Promise: Reigning in Life. (Rom 5:17, 21)
Rom. 5:17 – For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.
Each biblical promise is based upon conditions for its fulfillment in the life of the believer; Rom. 5:17 has two conditions for its functional operation of reigning in life by Jesus Christ. Every union with the law or every form of legalism, producing death, has to be replaced by an overflowing abundance of grace and righteousness in order to make the correct judgments.
2. Principle: Union with Christ in death and Resurrection. (Rom. 6:1-23)
Romans 6:8,11 – Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 11 Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
3. Problem: The law has dominion over a man as long has he lives. (Rom. 7:1-24)
Rom. 7:1 – Don’t you know, brethren, … how that the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives?
4. Power: Freed from the law to live in the Spirit. (Rom. 8:1-39)
Romans 8:1, 2 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
Rom. 8:14 – For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
5. Provision: Freely Receiving in Christ. (Rom. 8 : 32)
Rom. 8:32 – He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with Him also freely give us all things?
6. Perseverance: Endurance in Hope. (Rom. 8: 24, 25)
Rom. 8:24,25 – For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man sees, why does he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
7. Proclamation: Preaching the gospel and witnessing for Jesus Christ our Lord. (Rom. 15: 19,20)
Rom. 15:19,20 – Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. Yea, so I strove to preach the gospel, …”
The Gospel of Christ begins with the exceeding great and precious promises (2 Pet. 1:4) and ends with the anointed preaching and proclamation of God’s provision, protection and purpose in Christ Jesus for everyone who believes.
Additional Scripture References:
1 Cor. 4:8 …I would to God you did reign, that we also might reign with you.
James 1:12 – Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to them that love him. (crown = for rulership or reigning in life)
Romans 15:29 – And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
John 10:10 – The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Titus 3:6 – Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
2 Peter 1:11 – For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Romans 6:4 – Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Galatians 2:20 – I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (cf. 2 Tim. 2:11, 12).
Galatians 2:16 – Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
1 Corinthians 1:18 – For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
2 Corinthians 4:7 – But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
Ephesians 6:10 – Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Psalm 37:19 – They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
2 Corinthians 9:8 – And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
Psalm 84:11 – For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Luke 21:19 – In your patience, perseverance possess you your souls.
Philippians 4:1 – Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so persevere in the Lord, dearly beloved.
Hebrews 10:36 – For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise.
Ephesians 6:18 – Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Romans 5:3,4 – And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation works patience; and patience, experience; and experience…
7. Proclamation (The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not complete unless it is proclaimed).
Matthew 28:19 – Go therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
2 Timothy 4:2 – Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.