4 For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. I believe the epistle to the Roman church was the culmination of three years of inspiration from Christ and 22 years of preaching the Gospel of Grace. 21 But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world. 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 16 But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 17 For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. 36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to Him be the glory forever. 1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found? 3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 31 but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law. 7 Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God. 23 but now, with no further place for me in these regions, and since I have had for many years a longing to come to you 16 Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly do not be wise in your own estimation. 24 whenever I go to Spain - for I hope to see you in passing, and to be helped on my way there by you, Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as though it were by works. He was also well-versed in Greek, judging by his Letters, and his speech in Europe at the Areopagus in Athens, Greece (Acts 17:22) and to the Commander in Jerusalem (Acts 21:37). %PDF-1.4 %���� 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; You who preach that one shall not steal, do you steal? Is the Law sin? Paul was termed the leader of the Christian sect when they also became known as Nazarenes (Acts 24:5). Greet Persis the beloved, who has worked hard in the Lord. So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin. men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 13 Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, 17 But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, 3 concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh, Are we better than they? 8 just as it is written, 18 and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. 4 May it never be! 16 on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts. 3 For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, 9 For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living. 6 among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ; 14 And concerning you, my brethren, I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able also to admonish one another. Paul was only the human instrument through whom God gave the truths contained in the book. 19 Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah's womb; 35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? For otherwise, how will God judge the world? First Corinthians, 3 Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Greet those of the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord. Amen. 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it. 15 How will they preach unless they are sent? Yes, of Gentiles also, Used by Permission. ", 30 What shall we say then? St. Paul addresses the importance of the Gospel message for humanity as well as justification through faith in Christ: "Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (5:1). 20 But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. 4. 20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. 20 Do not tear down the work of God for the sake of food. A Reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans: (Romans 5:5-11) Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. God is the one who justifies; He was brought up in Jerusalem and trained at the feet of Gamaliel, a leader of the Sanhedrin (Acts 22:3). 10 always in my prayers making request, if perhaps now at last by the will of God I may succeed in coming to you. for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head." 18 So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men. 26 for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. 6 Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; Colossians, 26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; Indeed they have; 17 Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. "Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will not take into account." 1726 0 obj<> endobj 19 Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable to God; 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. 11 and he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while uncircumcised, so that he might be the father of all who believe without being circumcised, that righteousness might be credited to them, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. 7 For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself; You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many. 6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 0000003005 00000 n 15 in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them, 17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. 29 And just as Isaiah foretold, 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead)." 9 Let love be without hypocrisy. 9 However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. 13 and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. Or what is the benefit of circumcision? 0000003571 00000 n 26 For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem. 14 For if those who are of the Law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise is nullified; Second Thessalonians, 5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. 29 I know that when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ. 0000000016 00000 n 30 For just as you once were disobedient to God, but now have been shown mercy because of their disobedience,