Romans 8 – Part One

Today, we begin a tour through one of the most important and profound passages of Scripture: chapter 8 of Romans. (Why? I’ve been asked to speak on Rom 8:17-28 in a few weeks, and I thought I’d take a bit of a run-up.)

It’s important and profound because it seeks to describe the new Spirit-led life we now have in light of what Christ has done. It encapsulates the truth that the first half of Romans has been building up to.

But today’s title is a little misleading. We’re not going to get to Romans 8 until next week. Why? Because we ourselves need to take a bit of a run-up, looking at what has come thus far.

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Romans 8 – Part Two

Although this is entitled “Romans 8 – Part Two” it’s really part two of our lightning-fast overview of Romans 1-7, which is important if we’re going to understand Romans 8 when we get to it on Monday. You really need to read yesterday’s post first.

By the end of chapter three we saw Paul arrive at the conclusion that all have sinned, and all are justified freely by faith, removing any grounds for one ethnic group to boast over against another.

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