A high-level outline of the Book of Romans, Part 3

Rom 1:1, 16,17; Rom 5:1-2; Rom 8:29-32; Col 3:1-17

ROMANS-13-091007 - length: 59:56 - taught on Oct, 7 2009

Class Outline:

John Farley
October 7, 2009

This is a high level view of the entire argument of the Book of Romans.

The finality, fullness, and the absolute certainty of the Christian’s salvation is the big subject of Romans 5-8.

It’s when we start to look at things from God’s point of view that we see a different story.

Christ is His masterpiece.
Christ is His focal point for the human race.

He said, “It is finished” at the Cross and at that instant all the other things became inevitable...

He sees you in Christ, complete and holy, spotless, qualified to be with the saints in light.

God the Father decided He would prepare this fantastic gift for His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, and you are the gift.

It’s humbling to have to put sanctification aside and just adore the One on whose account we WILL be glorified!

Every believer is a gift from God the Father to the Lord Jesus Christ.

We have seen how the big subject of Romans 5-8 is the eternal security of the believer.

As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we can confidently expect that in the future we shall live forever in the glory of God.

God the Holy Spirit has given us chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8 in order that we might be assured of our future complete glorification in Christ.

The first reason the believer is secure is because it is God’s work and not his.

Second, God the Holy Spirit places us into His Son the Lord Jesus Christ and we are in union with Him forever.

1CO 1:30 But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,

Third, and finally, the Holy Spirit has been given to us and indwells us as a seal of our eternal status.

First, in Romans 5:1-10, Paul introduces these three themes of eternal security tied to each member of the Trinity.

Next, in Romans 5:11-21 (the rest of chapter 5), Paul deals with our union with Christ who is our head.

But now every believer has been taken out of Adam and placed into Christ.