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Romans (2010)

Romans (2010)

November 2010 - December 2014

Romans has always been one of the favorite books of thoughtful Christians. In this epistle, the apostle Paul logically delineates the foundation and structure of Christian doctrine. The righteousness of God has been accurately identified as the central message of this epistle. How the righteousness of God relates to a human history of suffering, pain, and injustice, has been a frequent question through the ages. In Romans, Paul's answer shows that this question cannot be addressed in a sound bite or executive summary. The character of God, the volition of man, the history of man's rejection of God, must form the backdrop to a serious discussion on the righteousness of God. But an accurate understanding of the righteousness of God also reveals to us the magnificence of God's grace and His gracious plan of justification available freely to all mankind.

But this does not stop with simple justification, but also explains God's righteousness in the life of the believer after salvation and how God's righteousness is vindicated in history as indicated through His faithful love for Israel.

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Thu, Feb 16, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 5:3-5
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 55 mins 15 secs
Hope is a process, developed, not given in total at salvation. Hope is a present reality based on a future promise, our assured destiny. Hope stands firm in adversity. Adversity is the building block of Christian character. How can there be joy in adversity? Confidence in God’s promises and His long-term plan produces a mentality of joy. Hope grows through revelation, the disclosure and unveiling of fuller knowledge through His Word. Fuller knowledge develops into an intimate relationship with God through an understanding of the all sufficiency of His attributes. Discover the joy in the certainty of His promises and the motivation to stand firm no matter what circumstances deliver.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 5:3-5
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 59 mins 38 secs
Hope is the end product of a series of choices and the upward momentum of spiritual growth. Making these choices isn’t always easy. But growth is the result of choices. Maturity and consequent happiness is a choice. We must make grown-up decisions in a world of less than positive circumstances. The spiritual life isn't effortless. Growth and maturity are often the result of facing difficult decisions. This runs contrary to the self-absorbed focus of our narcissistic culture which has rejected adult values for the immediate gratification of adolescent fantasies built on utopian dreams. In contrast, biblical hope or confidence in our certain future provides strength for facing present trials. A tough mental attitude in facing trials isn’t developed through the exercise of “no pain, no gain” mantras, but is based on understanding reality as God defines it. We face life in light of God's promises with a focus on the One who made the promise. Giving up on God’s promise of hope and endurance in order to cave into pressure may result in repeated worldly perversion that declines to a point of no return, the loss of eternal, spiritual rewards and the loss of all the blessings God has made available now and in eternity. For the believer, Grace is never diminished and salvation never lost, but a measure of rewards in time and in eternity may be surrendered permanently. So how do we develop the mental attitude strength to face today's challenges in light of eternity's promise?
Thu, Mar 01, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 5:3-5 & James 2:3-5
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 12 secs
This lesson also includes 2 Peter 1:3-11
Thu, Mar 22, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 5:3-5 & 2 Peter 1:3-9
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 32 secs
Thu, Mar 29, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 5:3-5 & 2 Peter 1:3-8
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 58 mins 17 secs
Thu, Apr 05, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 5:3-5 & 2 Peter 1:3-8
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 34 secs
Thu, Apr 12, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 5:6-11
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 39 secs
Thu, Apr 19, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 5:8-12
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 59 mins 50 secs
What do justification, reconciliation, and hope have in common. In this class we learn how Paul connects these to the cross and the so great salvation we have "in Christ." Only by living in light of this reality can we "be saved," i.e., be delivered from God's discipline and judgment in time ("wrath").
Thu, May 03, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 5:8-11
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 56 mins 26 secs
Thu, May 10, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 5:12-15
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 56 mins 56 secs
Romans 5 is a transition from the foundation of justification to the working out of our salvation which Paul is using more in terms of spiritual growth. The barriers between God and man are legal (a penalty required), spiritual death as the consequence of that legal condemnation and man’s works of unrighteousness. How has this legal problem been solved? Is personal sin an issue in our salvation? What is the issue in our salvation? How did sin and death spread to the entire world? What is personal sin? If it doesn’t figure into salvation, how is it dealt with it in our lifetime? If we mistreat someone, why is confession directed to our legal authority and not all about that person we mistreated?