After every major section or chapter that we work through in our ongoing sermon series in the book of Romans, we want to take the opportunity to summarize where we’ve been and provide a review outline along with where you can go on our sermon series audio page (under the Resources tab) to listen to the sermon that goes along with that section.
We’ve just finished chapter one (after taking a break from the series in the aftermath of the March 2nd tornado) and are about to move into chapter two on May 20th. Here’s the basic thrust of what Paul has been saying so far.
The Power and the Glory (January 1, 2012)
I. The Gospel of God (1:1-17)
The Gospel of God (January 8, 2012)
1. Paul’s calling in the gospel (1:1-7)
A. Paul’s life is defined by the gospel of Jesus Christ.
B. Paul’s life is controlled by the gospel of Jesus Christ.
What is the Gospel? (January 15, 2012)
Gospel Driven Slaves (January 22, 2012)
2. Paul’s longing to visit Rome (1:8-10)
A. He wants to spend time with the church in Rome.
B. He wants to have Rome as a base for a missionary effort in Spain.
3. Paul’s reason for wanting to go to Rome: Preach the gospel (1:11-15)
A Pastor’s Heart (January 29, 2012)
4. Paul’s summary of the gospel: The power of God to save (1:16-17)
A. Paul is not ashamed of the gospel.
B. The gospel is God’s power to save sinners.
C. In the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed by faith.
Not Ashamed of the Gospel (February 5, 2012)
The Righteousness of God (February 12, 2012)
II. The Guilt of Humanity (1:18-32)
1. The revelation of the wrath of God against all sin (1:18)
The Wrath of God (February 19, 2012)
2. A summary of sin and guilt: the exchanging of God’s glory for our own image (1:19-23)
The Dark Exchange (February 26, 2012)
3. The nature of sin (the first descent): Impure bodies – sexual perversions (1:24-25)
Mirror, Mirror (April 29, 2012)
4. The nature of sin (the second descent): Dishonorable passions – homosexual desires (1:26-27)
A Shameful Seduction (May 6, 2012)
5. The nature of sin (the third descent): Depraved hearts – inner corruption (1:28-32)
Where the Wild Things Are (May 13, 2012)