Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Learn the Bible in 24 Hours – Hour 18 – Romans

The epistle to the Romans is called Paul’s Definitive Doctrinal Summary.  Dr. Missler travels through the book of Romans quickly.  In this epistle, Paul puts everyone on the same playing field, removes all of our excuses...makes us all equally accountable.  The book of Romans has been called some of the most profound writing in existence.  It is written to believers, not to the unsaved.

This “Gospel According to Paul” highlights the fact that Christ didn’t come to make bad men good, but to make dead men alive!  We toured the sequence to maturity:  tribulation – perseverance – experience – hope.  We learned why the law was given – and this was fascinating teaching that could only come from a topsy-turvy economy like God’s.  We learned why Christian’s have trials.  We talked about predestination and free will, delving back into the difference in perspective between us and God.  He is outside the constraints of time but we are trapped within it, and this one component dramatically changes our perception.  There was so much loaded into this week, I can’t wait to watch it again!

My favorite moment in this week’s video teaching has been thought-altering.  It has actually motivated me to do God’s will.  Chuck Missler presented a scenario where someone he knew was asked by someone else if he was a Christian.  Missler’s friend responded, “You tell me.”  That’s the kind of Christian I want to be!  Lord, let my actions speak out loud and let them point to you.

Homework for next time:  Epistles of Paul

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