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Covenant Church (PCA) - Houston, TX
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

Romans 1-8

The West Houston, Northwest Houston, and Sugar Land Bible Studies studied the book of Romans, chapters 1-8 in the Fall of 2015 and Spring of 2016. Links to notes for each lesson are in the table below.
 

Romans Theme: 
‘The Gospel: The Righteous Are Justified by Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ’ 

 

17For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.  17For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” … 21But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—22the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus…. 1There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  2For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death…. 28And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.  30And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified… 38For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 1:16-18; 3:21-24; 8:1-2, 28-30, 38-39; ESV).    

   
  Lesson     Lesson Title  Romans   West Houston Northwest Houston   Sugar Land
1 Rome Wasn't Built in a Day  1:1-7  September 1, 2015  September 2, 2015  September 3, 2015  
2 The Righteous by Faith Shall Live   1:8-17  September 15, 2015  September 16, 2015   September 17, 2015 
3 The Wrath of God  1:18-32  September 29, 2015  September 30, 2015  October 1, 2015
4 Here Comes the Judge!  2:1-16  October 13, 2015  October 14, 2015  October 15, 2015
5 Religious Presumption  2:17-29  October 27, 2015  October 28, 2015  October 29, 2015
6 None Is Righteous  3:1-20  November 10, 2015    November 11, 2015  November 12, 2015 
7 Just and Justifier  3:21-29  December 1, 2015  December 2, 2015  December 3, 2015
8 Sola Fide  4:1-12  December 15, 2015  December 16, 2015  December 17, 2015
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9 The Faith of Abraham  4:13-25  January 18, 2016  January 20, 2016  January 21, 2016
10 The Benefits of Justification  5:1-11  February 2, 2016  February 3, 2016  February 4, 2016
11 The Two Adams  5:12-21  February 16, 2016  February 17, 2016  February 18, 2016
12 Dead to Sin, Alive to God  6:1-14  March 1, 2016  March 2, 2016  March 3, 2016
13 Slaves of Righteousness  6:15-23  March 15, 2016  March 16, 2016  March 17, 2016 
14 The Christian and the Law  7:1-12  March 29, 2016  March 30, 2016  March 31, 2016
15 The Struggle with Indwelling Sin  7:13-25  April 12, 2016  April 13, 2016  April 14, 2016
16 Life in the Spirit  8:1-13  May 10, 2016  May 11, 2016  May 5, 2016
17 Hope through the Spirit  8:14-27  May 24, 2016  May 25, 2016  May 26, 2016
18 Inseparable from Christ  8:28-39   June 7, 2016  June 8, 2016  June 9, 2016
 
The above notes are excerpted from commentaries listed in the Schedule. They have been organized and edited together into a composite narrative, but they do not represent original material, phraseology, or ideas. I am indebted to the cited authors for their careful exegesis and explanation of the original and English texts of Romans. DSB