Romans: Introduction, part 3.

Rom 1:1-17; Rom 3:21-26; Isa 48:2-11; Joh 12:27-28; Joh 17:1-5; Rom 16:27.

WTROM-3-140122 - length: 58:40 - taught on Jan, 22 2014

Class Outline:

John Farley
January 22, 2014

Introduction- part 3.

Romans is the book that maps out the GOOD NEWS from start to finish.

Please read the entire letter of Romans at least once before next week.

The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit!

The Gospel concerning the Lord Jesus Christ!

Righteousness by Faith!


The apostle to the Gentiles preaches the gospel to the saints at Rome!

Paul had never visited the saints in Rome although he longed to be able to do so.

The saints at Rome consisted of both Jews and Gentiles, but mainly Gentiles.

So Paul wrote Romans during the three month period in the winter of AD 57 that he spent in Corinth.

1. “I am eager to preach the Gospel to you also who are in Rome.” (Romans 1:1-17)

2. “There is none righteous, not even one.” (Romans 1:18-3:20)

3. “The Righteousness of God through Faith in Jesus Christ.” (Romans 3:21-4:25)

4. “Grace reigns through Righteousness to Eternal Life in Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:1-8:39)

5. “To God be the Glory” (Romans 9-11)

6. “Love One Another” (Romans 12:1 - 15:13)

7. “I have written very boldly to you” (Romans 15:14-16:27)

1. Open (Roms 1:1-1:17)
2. Sin (Roms 1:18-3:20)
3. Righteousness (Roms 3:21 - 4:25)
4. Grace (Roms 5:1-8:39)

5. Glory (Roms 9:1 - 11:36)
6. Love (Roms 12:1 - 15:13)
7. Close (Roms 15:14- 16:27)


The distinctive quality of this epistle is its world-wide, universal scope.

All men, Jew and Gentile, are lost, beingjustified freely by God’s grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. (ROM 3:24)

Paul wrote Romans to establish his authority as the apostle to the Roman saints.

And to establish the Roman saints in the Gospel concerning the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s Son.

And to establish the Roman saints in unity between Jew and Gentile based on the Gospel of a by-faith righteousness.

All of this would serve to establish Rome as the base for a missionary journey to bring the Gospel to the Western Roman Empire.

We need to consider this great book of Romans from God’s point of view.

 What about God? What does HE think about this?

What is the significance of the writing of the Book of Romans from God’s point of view?

The book of Romans is the book of the Gospel, the Good News concerning God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Why did He do it?

ISA 48:11 “For My own sake, for My own sake, I will act; For how can My name be profaned? And My glory I will not give to another.”