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Romans (2010)

Romans (2010)

November 2010 - December 2014

Romans has always been one of the favorite books of thoughtful Christians. In this epistle, the apostle Paul logically delineates the foundation and structure of Christian doctrine. The righteousness of God has been accurately identified as the central message of this epistle. How the righteousness of God relates to a human history of suffering, pain, and injustice, has been a frequent question through the ages. In Romans, Paul's answer shows that this question cannot be addressed in a sound bite or executive summary. The character of God, the volition of man, the history of man's rejection of God, must form the backdrop to a serious discussion on the righteousness of God. But an accurate understanding of the righteousness of God also reveals to us the magnificence of God's grace and His gracious plan of justification available freely to all mankind.

But this does not stop with simple justification, but also explains God's righteousness in the life of the believer after salvation and how God's righteousness is vindicated in history as indicated through His faithful love for Israel.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 13:3-5
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 59 mins 16 secs
Have you ever wondered why God allowed evil rulers like Nero and Adolph Hitler to come to power? Listen to this lesson to understand God's role in raising up rulers and removing them. See how the purpose of all authority, whether in the home, at school, on the job, or in the government is to bring peace and order into our lives. Don't be surprised to learn that it's not okay to disobey an authority just because we think they're unjust or we don't agree with them. Find out two Biblical reasons why we should be obedient to those over us and how our submission does not make us a doormat but glorifies God for all eternity.
Thu, May 15, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 13:3-5
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 33 secs
"I'm mad as can be and I'm not going to put up with it!" Is this how you feel about outrageous government actions? Listen to this lesson to hear about clear-cut examples in the Bible of people who found it necessary to disobey an authority. Learn about how the midwives in Egypt handled an order to kill Hebrew male babies. Understand the role of covert activities in opposition to evil. Admire how Daniel and his friends handled the issue of dietary laws in the royal courts. Be ready to choose your battles wisely and with humility in a pagan world.
Thu, May 22, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 13:3-7
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 56 secs
When the government commands us to do that which God forbids or forbids us to do that which God commands, what should Christians do? Listen to this lesson to see how Daniel was sent to the lions' den because he continued to pray publicly even though it seemed like certain death. Hear Peter's directions on this matter and learn about the Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrate and the Magdeburg Confession. See that just because something seems unfair to us or we don't agree with it, we are not given the right to refuse to obey authority.
Thu, Jun 05, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 13:8-10
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 44 secs
Should Christians cut up their credit cards because it's wrong for them to go into debt? Listen to this lesson to learn what Paul means when he says not to owe anyone anything. Grasp the importance in the Scripture of loving one another. Review how Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount emphasizes love. Understand that when we treat others in love and do not repay evil for evil, we are fulfilling the Law. Accept the overwhelming obligation of the mandate by hearing the many passages in the Bible that repeat the commandment to love one another.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 13:11
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 57 mins 8 secs
If you found out you only had a short time to live, what would you do differently? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Apostle Paul says we should always live in the light of eternity because as each day goes by we are closer to the end of the Church Age. Understand what follows a believer's death and the issues related to cremation. Explore the meaning of imminency and its relationship to unfulfilled prophecy. Find out some of the many different ways the words faith and belief are used in the Scriptures.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 13:11
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 58 mins 55 secs
"I believe for every drop of rain that falls, a flower grows." Songs about what we believe are everywhere. But what does it mean to believe? That seems like a simple question but listen to this lesson to learn there are many different meanings given to belief. Does the Bible teach there is a difference between what we believe in our heart and what we believe in our mind? Learn about the four ways we come to know anything and which one is the only one we can trust. Understand that the belief that gives us eternal life is simply believing the Bible when it says Jesus Christ died for our sins.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 13:11-14
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 20 secs
Time is short! Don't fritter away your life in the darkness! Listen to this lesson to see how Paul urgently emphasizes that before our life on this earth ends we have a mission to fulfill. See how all of us are born into Satan's kingdom of darkness but when we believe in Christ as our Savior we are qualified to live in God's kingdom of light. Understand the difference between being positionally in the light and the daily need to walk in the light. Appreciate Christ's role during His time on earth of illuminating the world and revealing the truth to mankind.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 13:11-14
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 59 secs
How is it possible that Christians are called "sons of light" and then described as walking in darkness? Listen to this lesson to learn how the Bible uses light and darkness. See that at the moment we believe in Christ as our Savior we become sons of light permanently. Understand what happens when we sin after that. Accept the importance and necessity for confessing our sins so we can once again walk by the Spirit.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 14:1-5
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 56 mins 10 secs
"What's wrong with that guy? I don't see why I have to give up what I like just because it bothers him." Listen to this lesson to learn the difference between weak and strong believers. See what doubtful things are in the Christian life and ways we should deal with them. Understand that as we grow spiritually we demonstrate that we are disciples of Christ when we love one another and put their needs above our own.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 14:1-4
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 55 mins 53 secs
Ever been puzzled over what you should do when the Bible isn't clear about whether something is wrong for a Christian to do? Listen to this lesson to learn that there are many decisions we have to make about things the Bible doesn't forbid. What is clear, though, is that we are not to quarrel with other believers about these things or do anything that causes them to stumble in their Christian life. See why we are told not to judge others but to accept them in love. Learn about the laws of love, liberty, expediency, and personal sacrifice. Accept that your spiritual life is not designed to operate in a vacuum.