Vital statistics

Women of the Early Church

Apphia (Philem. 2)

Euodia (Phil. 4:2–3)

Junia (possibly a woman, Rom. 16:7)

Lydia (Acts 16:13–40)

Mary of Rome (Rom. 16:6)

Nympha (?) (Col. 4:15)

Persis (Rom. 16:12)

Phoebe (Rom. 16:1–2)

Priscilla (Acts 18:1–28; Rom. 16:3; 1 Cor. 16:19; 2 Tim. 4:19)

Syntyche (Phil. 4:2–3)

Tryphena (Rom. 16:12)

Tryphosa (Rom. 16:12)

Romans 6:1–14

Comparison:Romans 7 and 8

With Paul At Rome

What has God done about Sin?

The Blueprint

    1. WHAT TO BELIEVE (1:1-11:36)

    2. Sinfulness of humanity

    3. Forgiveness of sin through Christ

    4. Freedom from sin’s grasp

    5. Israel’s past, present, and future

    6. HOW TO BEHAVE (12:1-16:27)

    7. Personal responsibility

    8. Personal notes

Paul clearly sets forth the foundations of the Christian faith. All people are sinful; Christ died to forgive sin; we are made right with God through faith; this begins a new life with a new relationship with God. Like a sports team that constantly reviews the basic, we will be greatly helped in our faith by keeping close to these foundations. If we study Romans carefully, we will never be at a loss to know what to believe.

Paul gives clear, practical guidelines for the believers in Rome. The Christian life is not abstract theology unconnected with life, but it has practical implications that will affect how we choose to behave each day. It is not enough merely to know the gospel; we must let it transform our life and let God impact every aspect of our live.

Crucial Concepts in Romans

Romans Overview