Rowing through Romans

January 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Posted in Romans | Leave a comment
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The Book of Romans ends up with one of the Apostle Paul’s favorite preaching techniques. I like to use the acrostic O.A.R.S. to identify it.

But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets [O.pening], according [A.lleging] to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations [R.easoning] for the obedience of faith:

Romans 16:26 (bracketed terms added)

The Apostle Paul had “opened” the Scriptures of the Old Testament and “alleged” that the New Testament revelations of Jesus Christ are a fulfillment of those Scriptures. He had “reasoned” with his readers, as the Holy Ghost inspired him to answer questions concerning both the Jews and the gentiles about God’s fairness and righteousness.

And the purpose of this O.pening, A.lleging, and R.easoning, was the S.haring of the Gospel of Jesus Christ:

Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

Romans 16:25 (emphasis added)

Here is a review of the previous lessons on Romans:

1. God’s Reason for His Delivery
2. Overcoming Shame
3. From Thanksgiving To Thanksliving
4. Making the Argument of Grace through Faith
5. Six Thoughts which Remind Us that We Cannot Achieve Righteousness on Our Own
6. Dr. Law and Dr. Grace(*)
7. The Paycheck You Don’t Want To Receive
8. The True Jewish Justification
9. It’s Just Faith
10. Catechism Question 5
11. Catechism Question 9
12. Rehearsing Repetitive Romans Reigns Really Recognizes Right Reckoning
13. Servant Movers (Commitment)
14. Free FROM Sin, Not Free TO Sin
15. The Reckoning
16. Failure to Yield
17. Marriage and War
18. God’s Will and Our Will
19. Destined for Victory
20. Spiritually Disabled (Romans 8)
21. The Assurance of Trouble (Romans 8, 5)
22. Fitted by God
23. Ignoring the Obvious
24. Catechism Question 21
25. Bold Mouths, Beautiful Feet, and Blindfolded Eyes
26. The Work that Won’t Work
27. The Castaways
28. Catechism Question 3
29. Therefore and Wherefore
30. Sacrificially Submitting Surrendered Sanctified Service
31. The Anatomically Correct Church
32. Saved, Sure and Serving? Or Suspicious, Sedentary, and Slothful?
33. Heaping Helpings of Holy Hatred? Or Refusing Revenge for the Right Reasons?
34. The Powers that Be (Romans 13:1)
35. Love Demonstrated by Obedience
36. Light Wakes You Up
37. Doubtful Disputations Deter Doxological Demonstrations Displaying Desired Decorum
38. I Can Tell the Future
39. Real Joy Vs. Fake Joy
40. Preferential Treatment
41. The Certain Hope
42. Going Belly-Up

* most-read post in series

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