Summary: Series in Romans
Text: Romans 16
Title: Romans Review & Wrap-Up
I. Romans Review
a. Paul’s Purpose
b. The Theological House
i. Foundation- The Doctrine of Revelation
ii. Wall 1- The Doctrine of Sin
iii. Wall 2- The Doctrine of Salvation
iv. Wall 3- The doctrine of Last Things
v. Roof- The Doctrine of God
c. Key Applications
i. Submit to God
ii. Love Others
iii. Remain United
II. Romans Wrap-Up
a. Personal Greetings
b. Final Warnings
c. Closing Benediction
Whenever I run into an old elementary or Jr. high, or even high school teacher they always react with surprise at the fact that I graduated high school. And they are even more surprised to find that I went on to graduate school. I was kind of a slow learner for about the first 18 years of my life.
It wasn’t really until college that I was able to figure school out. And then it was a piece of cake from there. I learned three important lessons in my early years of college that served me well all throughout my education. Those lessons have also served me well even after school.
I am going to share these three lessons with you now. Many of you have already figured this stuff out, you high school kids should listen up, because this will come in handy.
First, I learned what I was passionate about, and it wasn’t math. Once I found how much I loved studying the Bible and writing and behavior sciences, then school was easy. I found that I really wanted to learn more and I saw my teachers as resources rather than tyrants.
Second, I learned how to read a book. I had always enjoyed reading, but reading fiction and reading text books are very different. I learned how to focus on the words in bold print, and how to read the first and last paragraphs, and how to scan a book for content. I learned to look for the main points and the big picture instead of trying to memorize everything.
And finally, I learned how to take a test. Right before a big test or a final the teacher would usually do a review of everything you learned that semester. Most of the time he would tell you exactly what you needed to know to do well on the test. If I made sure to focus on that final review I knew I would do well on the test, no matter how much I might have goofed off the rest of the year.
Today I’m going to give you a full review of the book of Romans. So even if you haven’t been able to make it every week or if you fell asleep a few times, you should still be able to do well on the final if you pay attention today.
I choose to preach through this book for a couple of reasons. First, I just love it. I have always enjoyed reading through this book. I had a desire to dig in deeper and study it more.
Second, I wanted to make sure that we were all on the same page, theologically. I wanted all of us to have a reminder of exactly what our faith is built on. You can’t come away from a study of Romans without a clear understanding of some important theological truths.
Third, Romans is a very encouraging, uplifting, motivating book. Paul has a lot to say about our abilities in Christ. My hope is that a better understanding of this book will motivate you to greater acts of service.