Current Expository Series

PAUL’S LETTER TO THE ROMANS 

What’s the big deal about Romans and why is it considered the greatest letter ever written? For my Book Club friends … why on earth would I want to teach through this book again?

  • 33 – Romans 11:1-?? Coming 26 July.

 

  • 32 – Romans 10:14-21. Still waiting to find out what Israel’s problem is. (26 mins)

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  • 31 – Romans 10:1-13. Why has only a remnant of Israel embraced the New Covenant in Messiah? What are they lacking? (28 mins).

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  • 30 – How come the church is mainly a gentile organisation? What happened to most of the Jews? (24 mins).

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  • 29 – What does this statement mean: ‘They are not all Israel who are of Israel’? (31 mins)

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  • 28 – What are the implications of God’s plan to grant his people immortality in this age in which we live? (28 mins).

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  • 27 – Romans 8:26-30. While we wait for the King of Kings to return, what can we expect, personally. What is God doing for us in the meantime?

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  • 26 – Romans 8:19-25. Why would God make his own creation futile? What does Romans have to say about current events? Tune in an find out! (I inadvertently labelled this episode as Romans 25. It is, of course, part 26 and goes for 29 minutes)

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  • 25 – Romans 8:12-18. So, I’m saved by the grace of God and empowered by his Spirit. What must I do / not do now? (29 mins)

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  • 24 – Romans 8:5-11. Is torah really a burden? If not, what is its purpose? How can I tell if I’m a real follower of Messiah? (29 mins)

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  • 23 – Romans 8:1-4. “Therefore there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus”. Is that the only condition or are there two? Why are the KJV and NKJV different to many other translations in this respect? (31 mins).

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  • 22 – Romans 7:13-25. Paul’s extraordinary testimony makes sense when we understand that he was using prosopopoeia – whatever that may be! (27 mins)

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  • 21 – Romans 7:7-12. What on earth is going on in this confusing passage? (26 mins)

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  • 20 – Romans 7:1-6. If I’m free from sin, but not under the law… how does that work? (28 mins)

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  • 19 – Romans 6:15-25. How does being under grace free us from the dominion of sin? (25 mins)

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  • 18 – Romans 6:5-14. Are we really set free from the enslaving power of sin through our co-death with Messiah? If so, how? (28 mins)

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  • 17 – Romans 5:20 – 6:4. Why was the torah given to Israel? What does baptism achieve? Is it mystical or symbolic? (30 mins)

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  • 16 – Romans 5:12-19. What does Augustine’s doctrine of ‘original sin’ have to do with Romans 5? And why is Christ a better corporate solidarity than Adam? (27 mins)

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  • 15 – Romans 5:1-11. Do you feel that your relationship with God is perfect? If not, why not? (26 mins)

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  • 14 – Romans 4,14-25. Let’s face it, Abraham really made a mess of things. What was God’s response? How does he view us when we screw up? (29 mins).

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  • 13 – Romans 4:1-13. Was Abraham the ancestor of the Jews only? Does God ‘impute’ Christ’s righteousness to our account as believers? No… and… no. (31 mins)

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  • 12 – Romans 3:24-31. Did God punish Christ because he was angry at sin? Or is their an alternative explanation? (30 mins)

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  • 11 – Romans 3:10-23. Why does Paul quote so many scriptures to prove that all men are sinful? Was he rambling or was he very skilful in his selection of texts? Many Protestant teachers tell us that, at salvation, Christ’s perfect righteousness is ‘imputed’ to us. Is that true? (35 mins)

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  • 10 – Romans 3:1-9. What advantage is there in being Jewish? Why do the translators try to conceal it? (30 mins)

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  • 09 – Romans 2:25-29. The Apostle concludes his rebuke of his Jewish brethren. He also has a little play on words which, perhaps, only he understood! (27 mins)

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  • 08 – Romans 2:17-24. Paul continues his defence of gentile equality in the New Covenant skilfully (despite some translational spin in our English Bibles). His subtle exposure of Jewish hypocrisy is sheer brilliance! (32 mins)

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  • 07 – Romans 2:13-15. Filling in the missing verses from Part 6. Why I think that the popular explanation of Romans 2:14 has been wrong for centuries! (33 mins)

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  • 06 – Romans 2:12 & 16. What is the basis upon which pagans and Orthodox Jews will be judged? Is sin really “missing the mark”? (31 mins)

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  • 05 – Romans 2:1-11. On what basis does God grant eternal life? Is it to those who believe in Jesus as their Saviour? Are you sure? (35 mins)

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  • 04 – Romans 1:18-32. What is the ultimate fate of those who choose to suppress the truth about God? What do they look like? (34 mins)

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  • 03 – Romans 1:8-17. The Apostle Peter wrote that some of Paul’s writings are “hard to understand” (2 Peter 3:16). Verses 8-15 are fairly straightforward. But after that, Romans starts to get a little bit tricky. (35 mins)

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  • 02 – Romans 1:1-7. What can we learn about Christ; about Paul, and about ourselves from the first seven verses of the epistle? (35 mins – sorry about the heckler)

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  • 01 – Introduction. Why did Paul write a letter to a church with whom he had no relationship? (30 mins)

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