Saturday, November 19, 2011

Bible Challenge 11/20 - 11/26

Greetings All,

This week we finish up our journey through Acts and move almost entirely through Paul's letter to the church at Rome. Most scholars believe that this book was written in Corinth at the end of Paul's second missionary journey there, somewhere around 55-56AD. The book of Romans is Paul's greatest theological legacy to the church. The longest by far of his letters, it's intent is to explain that salvation is offered through the Gospel (or good news) of Jesus Christ. Since Paul has not been to Rome at this point, he outlines the good news of Jesus thoroughly so that Paul's teaching will not be confused with other false teachers.

The Main sections of Paul’s argument are as follows:
· God’s wrath revealed against the unrighteous (1:18-3:20)
· God credits righteousness to all (3:21-5:21)
· The gift of God’s righteousness results in righteous living (6:1-8:39)
· God's righteousness in the case of Israel (9:1-11:36)
· God's righteousness reflected in the righteous lives of believers (12:1-15:13)
· God's righteousness shared by Paul as minister to Gentiles (15:14-33)

Here is the schedule:

20, Sunday: Acts 16-19

21, Monday - Acts 20-23

22, Tuesday - Acts 24-27

23, Wednesday - Acts 28; Romans 1-3

24, Thursday - Romans 4-7

25, Friday - Romans 8-11

26, Saturday - Romans 12-15

May God add His richest blessings to the reading, the hearing and the living out of His holy word.

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