When Paul first penned his letter to the house churches of Rome, his purpose was to gain prayerful support for his coming mission to the western Mediterranean. Little did he know that for two millennia this finely tuned exposition of the gospel would echo through church and academy, market and home, around the world.
In this revised Bible Speaks Today volume, John Stott clearly expounds Paul's words, themes, and arguments in Romans and offers applications for today's readers. He explores the epistle's rich harmonies and broad vision, highlighting the power of the gospel. Deeply acquainted with the text and context of Romans and Pauline scholarship, Stott also views Romans from his own pastoral and missionary perspective.
This revised edition of a classic Bible Speaks Today volume features lightly updated language, current NIV Scripture quotations and a new interior design. A study guide at the end of the book will help you more deeply ponder the message of Romans and how it speaks to your life.
Introduction: The gospel of God and Paul’s eagerness to share it (1:1-17)
A. The wrath of God against all humankind (1:18—3:20)
B. The grace of God in the gospel (3:21—8:39)
C. The plan of God for Jews and Gentiles (9—11)
D. The will of God for changed relationships (12:1—15:13)
Conclusion: The providence of God in the ministry of Paul (15:14—16:27)