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The Gospel

Stuart Briscoe

Understanding, Embracing, and Communicating It!

Romans may offer the most compelling and convincing argument for salvation through Jesus in the entire Bible! In fact, both Martin Luther and John Wesley, well known Christian leaders, converted to Christianity upon reading Romans! What can we learn from Paul in his letter to the young, fledging church in Rome?

Revisiting an earlier study on Romans that remains one of his most requested teachings, Stuart Briscoe takes a new, in-depth look at the first eight chapters in this New Testament epistle, in which we hear the wonderful news … that while we were still sinners, Jesus died for us and made us righteous in God’s sight.

Messages From This Series:

Paul now makes an obvious connection between "the righteousness of God is being revealed" (v. 17) and "the wrath of God is being revealed" (v. 18), and he goes on to explain that understanding the gospel requires understanding the wrath of God! Good news!? 

Scripture: Romans 1:18-2:29

Cultural differences abound and have frequently led to pernicious points of conflict such as racism, ageism, generationalism, sexism. Paul acknowledged huge differences but concentrated on what we have in common—like "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). Commonalities such as this far outweigh differences. 

Scripture: Romans 3:1-3:31

The gospel declares that universal rejection of “God as God” warrants His righteous judgment. But it also explains that there is a way to be justified—declared by God to be “in the right” before Him.

In this message, Stuart explains the instrumental cause of justication. It happens not by human activity but by faith in God’s gracious action.

Yes, we are “saved by grace through faith.”

Scripture: Romans 4:1-4:25

So often when we talk of peace, we think of it in terms of resolving a difficult situation. The biblical understanding of peace goes much deeper than that; and thankfully so, because the reality is that we’ll never be free from hostile environments and stressful situations.

The Apostle Paul knew that and wanted us to understand the unexplainable peace that is available to believers through Jesus.

In this message, Stuart Briscoe teaches from Romans 5 to explain the blessing of peace for those justified by faith. A peace unrelated to our external circumstances but related to our internal relationship with our Creator.

Scripture: Romans 5:1-5:21

If wherever "sin reigns," "grace" supercedes it, then some reckon the more sinning we do the more grace is released (v. 1) and living "under grace" (v. 15) means God forgives whatever we do. Paul refutes these beliefs and shows how justification produces sanctification.

Scripture: Romans 6:1-6:23

Many people think holiness is a way of life reserved exclusively for the super religious. But believers know that Scripture says salvation "leads to holiness and the result is eternal life" (Romans 6:22). But it's a struggle. 

Scripture: Romans 7:1-7:25

Paul ended the description of his spiritual struggle by asking, "Who will rescue me from this body of death?" Immediately he answered, "Thanks be to God (He will)—through Jesus Christ our Lord." Then he explained what that means and how it works.

Scripture: Romans 8:1-8:39

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