In his epistle to the Romans, Paul writes a detailed explanation of the gospel to a church divided by cultural tensions. The Jews and Gentiles of the early Roman church are struggling to move past their differences and understand what it means to be followers of Christ. So, Paul unpacks the truth—we are all trapped in sin, and only faith in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection can give us right standing before God. By God’s mercy, we are not only united in our brokenness; we can be united in Christ.

Teaching

Reading Plan

These daily readings will help prepare you for the upcoming teaching you will hear this weekend at Grace Church. These passages will create some context for the sermon by showing you Scriptures the teacher might be quoting and some passages that contain related ideas. Our hope is that as you follow this reading plan, it will help you become more defined and directed by Scripture.

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Key Themes

  • 1-3 SIN

  • 3-5 SALVATION

  • 6-8 SANCTIFICATION

  • 9-11 SOVEREIGNTY

  • 12-16 SERVICE

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ROMANS 3:23

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.

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ROMANS 3:24

Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.

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ROMANS 6:22

But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life.

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ROMANS 9:16

So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it.

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ROMANS 12:1B

...give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.

Study Questions

  • WEEK 1: Opening Salutation, Prayer, and Purpose

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  • WEEK 2: Darkened, Shamed, and Deprived of Truth

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  • WEEK 3: False Righteousness

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  • WEEK 4: God's Covenant Justice

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  • WEEK 5: God's Promise and Our Faith

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  • WEEK 6: Reconciled by His Death, Saved by His Life

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  • WEEK 7: The Reign of Grace

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  • WEEK 8: From Death to Life

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Resources

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