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shepherds bible romans chapter 1

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Shepherds Bible Romans Chapter 1
Th e Book of Rom ans

The book of Rom ans is doctrinal, and more or less the ABC\u2019s of the church. It is the first of seven epistles to the churches, which were Rom ans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Ph illipians, Co lossians and Thessalonians. The epistles are doctrinal and for instruction. We\u2019ll start oddly enough, w ith the last chapter of the book (16:25). Some think this postscript by Paul is a fraud, but most know that Paul added it more than likely after he arrived in Rome. Start w ith Chapter 16 verse 25 .

25 . Now to Him that is of pow er to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, w hich w as kept secret since the w orld began,

# It is especially important to realize the depth of Paul\u2019s teachings. He teaches on three levels (Acts 9:1 to the Gentiles, the rulers and the elect), and therefore Paul\u2019s writings are even prophetic in a sense, particularly for the elect here at the end times.

26. But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God made know n to al l nations for the obedience of fai th:

# Or, the spreading of the gospel to all nations, w hereby they w ould
know w hat w as expected of them, or their position w ith the Father.

# I would call to your memory II Peter 3:16 where Peter himself warned about Paul\u2019s in-depth writings causing confusion for some, even to their own destruction. \u201cTo their own destruction\u201d can be

understood as \u201cto their ow n deception.\u201d
# Now w e\u2019ll return to the beginning ofR om a n s .
1. Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated
unto the gospel of God.

# I w ant you to notice he w as \u201ccalled\u201d, and you know the story how on the road to Dam ascus he w as struck dow n and called to be on apostle, separated unto the gospel of God. I n other w ords, he w as called by the Holy Spirit directly and given direct instructions on his apostleship.

2. (Which He had promised afore by His prophets in the holy
scr iptures,)
# The Old Testam ent spoke of this Word going to this world, and we
just read of it in verse 26 of Rom ans 16.
3. Concerning His son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the
seed of David according to the flesh;
# Or, concerning the good new s that all people could partake of Jesus
Christ, our Lor d.
4. And declared to be the Son of God w ith pow er, according to the Spirit
of Holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
# By being the Firstfruit raised from the dead proved He w as the Son of
5. By w hom w e have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to
the faith among all nations, for His name:
# In other words, through faith in Christ comes all gifts of God, you
might say.
6. Among w hom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ.

# Now remember Paul writes on three levels. He was sent to the Gentiles, to the rulers (Ph arisees or the law givers) that sat in the seat of Moses at the time of Christ\u2019s first advent (Matt. 23:2), and to the true I sraelite, both the lost sheep and the elect. We shall call attention to all three levels.

7. To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to
you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Chr ist.

# Now saints here are the \u201ccalled\u201d or chosen to be elect. Therefore, we see he is w riting specifically to the elect at the sam e time he brings this good new s to the Gentiles.

8. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith
is spoken of throughout the w hole w orld.

9. For God is my w itness, w hom I serve w ith my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that w ithout ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;

# In other w ords, l\u2019m praying for you and about you.

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