Concordia Theological Monthly

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hope, salvation, christians, st. paul, grace

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The theme of the first part of Paul's Letter to the Romans is the very heart of the Christian religion, the doctrine of the justification of sinners by grace, for Christ's sake, through faith, chap. 1:18-5: 21. Beginning with chap. 6, the apostle speaks of the necessary fruit of justification, sanctification of life, and admonishes his readers to unflagging zeal in striving for holiness. This sanctification requires a constant struggle of the spirit, the new man, which delights in the Law of God, against the flesh, in which dwelleth no good thing, chap. 7.


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Romans 8:24-28; Romans 1:18-5:21; Romans 8:1-17; John 3:36; John 5:24; John 6:47; Acts 4:36; Acts 11:23; Acts 15:1; Galatians 1:22; Isaiah 50:5-7; Isaiah 53:7; Romans 5:3; Romans 15:4; Colossians 1:11; 1 Timothy 6:11; Titus 2:2; 1 Peter 3:20; Romans 8:19, 23, 25; 1 Corinthians 1:7; Galatians 5:5; Philippians 3:20;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars