Translation by the Indonesian Christian Church Melbourne.
Paul’s contrast of ‘the old way’ under the law and ‘the new way’ in the Spirit, as illustrated by marriage in Romans 7:1-6. PDF version (140 KB). Thanks to Karen Morris for the concept.
This overview aims to show how the main theme of Romans, namely Paul’s gospel of salvation in 1:16-17, is expressed throughout the letter. Paul outlines this theme vertically, i.e. how the gospel impacts our relationship with God in chapters 1-8 ( = faith + hope). Paul outlines this theme horizontally, i.e. how the gospel impacts our relationships with others in 12-16 ( = love). Chapters 9-11 are the bridge from the vertical to the horizontal, i.e. how faith in the gospel redefines the people of God, i.e. Jews and Gentiles together in Jesus.
The ‘unbreakable chain’ of hope in Romans 8:28-30. PDF version (148 KB)
The two realms of Romans 5-8: the old in Adam and the new in Christ (adapted from Encountering the Book of Romans by Douglas J. Moo). PDF version (144 KB)
Justification by faith in Romans 3:21-26 (adapted from from The Message of Romans by John R.W. Stott). PDF version (140 KB)
A timeline showing the major events in the life of Paul, relative to the ministry of Jesus, and the reigns of rulers in Palestine and Rome. PDF version (232 KB)
An overview of Paul’s letter to the Romans (adapted from commentaries by John Stott (IVP) and Douglas Moo (NICNT)). PDF version (148 KB)
A map showing Paul’s missionary plan as outlined in his letter to the Romans. PDF version (1.1 MB)