Romans

Romans 10:1-21 — (5)

  Lecture 5—Ewald Seidel Paul’s Letter to the Romans Romans 10:1-21 Revision of Chapter 4 Paul still calls the unbelieving Jews his ‘brothers’, a term that he usually uses in relation to those who belong to the community of the elect. They were privileged in their adoption to have been shown the divine gl... Continue reading

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Romans 12:1-21 — (7)

  Lecture 7―Ewald Seidel Paul’s Letter to the Romans Romans 12:1-21 Revision of Lecture 6 When Paul says that God gave (Israel) a spirit of stupour, eyes so that they could not see and ears so that they could not hear, he uses a Greek word that suggests that the hardening or blindness does not need to be permanent. Healing... Continue reading

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Romans 11:1-36 — (6)

  Lecture 6—Ewald Seidel Paul’s Letter to the Romans Romans 11:1-36 Revision of Lecture 5 Righteousness in the OT never implied perfection. But it was always associated with being in a right relationship with God who is totally righteous, and expected righteous behaviour from those who belonged to Him. People who wer... Continue reading

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Romans 1:1—3:20 — (1)

  Paul’s Letter to the Romans Romans 1:1—3:20 Introduction In the introduction to his commentary on the Letter to the Romans, Martin Luther said: “This letter is truly the most important piece in the New Testament. It is purest Gospel. It is well worth a Christian's while not only to memorize it word for word bu... Continue reading

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Romans 16:1-27 — (11)

  Lecture 11―Ewald Seidel Paul’s Letter to the Romans Romans 16:1-27 Revision of Lecture 10 Paul had never met the believers in Rome, so it was important for him to establish a right relationship with them before he visits them. If only the Christians in Rome could come to understand the wonder of the Gospel as clearly as ... Continue reading

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