New Testament
Lesson 36
“Beloved of God, Called to Be Saints”


Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will remind us that we are children of God and encourage us to live worthy of our divine inheritance.

Scripture references for study:  Romans
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Lesson 36 Handout (PDF format)


Introduction

"During Paul's day, Rome was the largest and most important city in the world. But Paul had not yet been to Rome when he wrote his letter to the Roman Saints during his third missionary journey. The overall theme of this letter is that justification--being reconciled to God and declared righteous--comes through faith in Christ, not through the works of the law of Moses. Paul began by teaching that since everyone sins, no one can be justified by works alone. Once he had established this, Paul taught how justification does come: as a gift bestowed by Christ's grace on those who have faith in him. Paul then reviewed the promised blessings that come through justification: peace with God, hope of receiving His glory, and dominion over sin.
    "In the last few chapters of his letter to the Romans, Paul discussed the moral obligations of Christians, stressing that the righteous live by faith."
(Gospel Doctrine Teacher's Manual ©1989, p34)


Romans 1

"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 Christ." (Romans 1:7)

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." (Romans 1:16)


Romans 2

READ ROMANS 2:28-29. Paul writes about being a Jew for outward appearance or inwardly to receive praise of God.


Justification

IN HIS EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS, PAUL SPEAKS OF JUSTIFICATION.  WHAT IS JUSTIFICATION?

READ ROMANS 3:20-28. We are justified freely by the grace of the Lord.

READ ROMANS 2:5-10. God renders to men according to their deeds.


Tribulation

READ ROMANS 5:3-5. Paul glories in tribulation.


Baptism & Sin

READ ROMANS 6:3-7. Baptism likened to Christ's death and resurrection.

READ ROMANS 6:16-18.  Servants ye are to whom ye obey.

READ ROMANS 8:5-14.  To be carnally minded is death.


We Are Children of God

READ ROMANS 8:16-17. We are the children of God.

READ ROMANS 12:9-21. Attributes of Saints - those that are striving to keep the commandments and do their duty.


Paul's Testimony

READ ROMANS 8:35-39.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?

 


Gospel Doctrine Notebook

Record your thoughts on the teachings of Paul to the Romans. What actions can you take to more fully follow the teachings of Paul?


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