Romans by Andy Woods

Andy Woods

These messages explore the apostle Paul's letter to the church at Rome which has long been recognized as one of the most complete New Testament summaries of the Christian gospel.

These presentations were given at Sugar Land Bible Church in Sugar Land, Texas. [52 hours, 29 minutes]

01 Introduction to Romans Introduction to Romans

Andy introduces the book of Romans wherein God reveals His Divine Righteousness which He makes available to those who trust in Christ. [61 minutes]
02 Romans 1 1-7 Gospel Preview (Rom. 1:1-7)

In the introduction of his letter to the church at Rome, Paul identifies Jesus of Nazareth as the predicted Messiah of the Old Testament. [58 minutes]
03 Romans 1 8-15 Paul's Desire (Rom. 1:8-15)

Paul longed to visit Rome in order to establish and encourage the believers there. [58 minutes]
04 Romans 1 16-17 Paul's Thesis Statement (Rom. 1:16-17)

It is the preaching of the gospel of God which has the power to affect salvation for those who believe. [65 minutes]
05 Romans 1 18-32 Guilt of the Gentiles, Part 1 (Rom. 1:18-32)

Paul begins his exposé of the sins of all mankind by revealing the guilt of the Gentiles who know of God's existence from His self-revelation in creation yet actively suppress this truth. [60 minutes]
06 Romans 1 18-32 Guilt of the Gentiles, Part 2 (Rom. 1:18-32)

Paul begins his exposé of the sins of all mankind by revealing the guilt of the Gentiles who know of God's existence from His self-revelation in creation yet actively suppress this truth. As men reject God, He abandons them to their depraved passion and its consequences. [56 minutes]
07 Romans 2 1-16 But I'm a Good Person (Rom. 2:1-16)

Paul explains how all the world stands condemned before God, regardless of our misguided notions concerning our own merit in comparison with others. [54 minutes]
08 Romans 2 17-3 8 The Guilt of the Chosen People (Rom. 2:17-3:8)

Paul explains that even though Israel received greater revelation as God's chosen nation, the Jews, like the Gentiles, stand guilty before God. [64 minutes]
09 Romans 3 9-20 Condemnation of the World (Rom. 3:9-20)

This passage in the book of Romans makes it clear that the whole world stands guilty before God and in need of redemption. [62 minutes]
10 Romans 3 21-31 The Gospel Explained (Rom. 3:21-31)

Paul explains the manifestation, provisions, and results of the righteousness provided by God on behalf of all who respond in faith. [59 minutes]
11 Romans 4 1-25 The Gospel Illustrated (Rom. 4:1-25)

Paul uses logic together with the Old Testament to prove that Abraham was justified by faith and not by works hundreds of years before the Law of Moses was given at Mt. Sinai. [94 minutes]
12 Romans 5 1-11 Gospel Benefits (Rom. 5:1-11)

Paul explains some of the benefits which believers presently enjoy due to Christ's work on their behalf. [53 minutes]
13 Romans 5 12-21 The Two Adams (Rom. 5:12-21)

Paul contrasts the last Adam, Jesus Christ who brings life to a fallen world, with the first Adam who plunged the world into sin resulting in death. [57 minutes]
14 Romans 6 1-14 Freedom from Sin (Rom. 6:1-14)

The death of Christ has freed believers from bondage to sin. [59 minutes]
15 Romans 6 15-23 Slavery to Righteousness (Rom. 6:15-23)

Having been freed from slavery to sin, the life of a Christian is now obedient to a new master: righteous living in Christ. [53 minutes]
16 Romans 7 1-12 The Believer's Relationship to the Law: Part 1 (Rom. 7:1-12)

Having been saved by faith in Christ rather than obedience to the law, how are we now to understand our relationship to the law of Moses? [64 minutes]
17 Romans 7 13-25 The Believer's Relationship to the Law: Part 2 (Rom. 7:13-25)

Availing one's self of the divine resources, rather than legalistic application of the law, is crucial to overcoming sin in the walk of a believer. [59 minutes]
18 Romans 7 13-25 The Believer's Relationship to the Law: Part 3 (Rom. 7:13-25)

Merely trying harder to keep the Law will not prevent believers from doing wrong. A different approach is needed to overcome sin in the life of the believer. [59 minutes]
19 Romans 8 1-17 The Believer's Relationship to the Spirit (Rom. 8:1-17)

To overcome sin in our daily walk, the believer must be led by the Spirit rather than the flesh. [60 minutes]
20 Romans 8 18-30 Suffering in Hope of Glory (Rom. 8:18-30)

When we suffer, it is vital that our perspective is informed by the truth of Scripture. [61 minutes]
21 Romans 8 31-39 The Believer's Security (Rom. 8:31-39)

Those who trust in Christ are born again into a secure relationship with God. [64 minutes]
22 Romans 9 1-5 Israel in the Past: Elected - Part 1 (Rom. 9:1-5)

Paul addresses the question as to whether the rejection of Jesus by the majority in Israel indicates that God's Word has failed. [62 minutes]
23 Romans 9 1-5 Israel in the Past: Elected - Part 2 (Rom. 9:1-5)

Paul addresses the question as to whether the rejection of Jesus by the majority in Israel indicates that God's Word has failed. [67 minutes]
24 Romans 9 6-13 Israel in the Past: Elected - Part 3 (Rom. 9:6-13)

Paul explains that even though the majority within Israel rejected their promised Messiah Jesus at His first coming, God's Word has not failed because God has always worked with a believing remnant from within the nation who exhibit true faith. [58 minutes]
25 Romans 9 14-29 Israel in the Past: Elected - Part 4 (Rom. 9:14-29)

In one of the most powerful passages upholding God's sovereignty over creation, Paul explains how God insures there will always be a believing remnant among the Jewish nation. [63 minutes]
26 Romans 9-30 10-13 Israel in the Present: Rejected (Rom. 9:30-10:13)

What factors contributed to Israel's present spiritual dilemma of attempting to win God's approval by self-righteousness rather than trusting in the completed work of Messiah Jesus? [66 minutes]
27 Romans 10 14-21 Excuses, Excuses! (Rom. 10:14-21)

Paul explains why Israel is without excuse for having rejected God's righteousness obtained by faith. [59 minutes]
28 Romans 11 1-10 Is God Through with the Jew? - Part 1 (Rom. 11:1-10)

Did rejection of their own Messiah Jesus and His crucifixion cause God to abandon or redirect His promises to the Jewish nation? [65 minutes]
29 Romans 11 11-15 Lemons to Lemonade (Rom. 11:11-15)

God turned Israel's rejection of her own Messiah into a blessing for the Gentiles. [58 minutes]
30 Romans 11 16-22 Truth from an Olive Tree (Rom. 11:16-22)

In a widely misunderstood passage, Paul uses an olive tree to illustrate the relationship of Jewish and Gentile believers to the Abrahamic Covenant. [62 minutes]
31 Romans 11 23-27 Israel's Tribulation and Restoration (Rom. 11:23-27)

The historic refusal of the majority of Jews to recognize Jesus as their Messiah is a temporary condition which will one day be brought to an end. The same grace and mercy which brought salvation to the Gentiles will one day lead to the restoration of Israel in accordance with many Old Testament passages. [63 minutes]
32 Romans 11 28-36 To God be the Glory (Rom. 11:28-36)

Paul explains how God's continued grace extended toward unbelieving Israel reflects His overall mercy to both Jew and Gentile alike. Israel's eventual restoration will be a blessing for the whole world and motivates us to give God glory! [67 minutes]
33 Romans 12 1 Consecrate Yourselves to God (Rom. 12:1)

How should the teachings of the previous 11 chapters of the book of Romans inform and motivate believers in their service to God? [62 minutes]
34 Romans 12 2 Mental Renewal (Rom. 12:2)

Believers are to avoid being conformed to the world's system of philosophy in favor of being transformed in accord with God's Word and will. [52 minutes]
35 Romans 12 3-6 Humble Renewal (Rom. 12:3-6a)

At conversion, each believer is given spiritual gifts to be used in the humble service of others in the body of Christ. [62 minutes]
36 Romans 12 6-8 Reality of Spiritual Gifts (Rom. 12:6-8)

Believers are to be responsible stewards of the spiritual gifts which God has given them so that the Body of Christ may be properly equipped to serve Him. [61 minutes]
37 Romans 12 9-13 Duty to Love (Rom. 12:9-13)

Believers are to exhibit love through practical measures based upon action rather than mere emotional feelings. [65 minutes]
38 Romans 12 14-21 Loving the Unlovable (Rom. 12:14-21)

One of the most difficult callings of those who would walk with Christ is the charge to love those who are unlovable as He loves us. [62 minutes]
39 Romans 13 1-7 Submission to Government (Rom. 13:1-7)

Every Christian has a duty to submit to and support the state in its God-ordained role governing among men. [56 minutes]
40 Romans 13 1-7 Four Politically Incorrect Questions (Rom. 13:1-7)

Andy examines four important questions concerning the God-ordained function of government within society. [70 minutes]
41 Romans 13 8 Seven Dangers of Debt (Rom. 13:8a)

Andy highlights seven dangers of debt which threaten individuals and nations which violate God's principles of money management. [66 minutes]
42 Romans 13 8-14 Change Your Clothes (Rom. 13:8-14)

Paul exhorts believers to cast off the works of darkness and to put on the Lord Jesus Christ. [64 minutes]
43 Romans 14 1-12 Judge Not! (Rom. 14:1-12)

Christians should not judge one another in matters of freedom of conscience. Christ died for all believers and each believer will ultimately be judged by Christ Himself. [57 minutes]
44 Romans 14 13-23 Flaunting Freedom (Rom. 14:13-23)

The freedom of the believer is constrained by love for fellow Christians, by a desire to edify others, and by conscience. [58 minutes]
45 Romans 15 1-13 Christ Our Example (Rom. 15:1-13)

Rather than please themselves, believers are to follow the example of Christ in their desire to edify and accept one another. [68 minutes]
46 Romans 15 14-21 Paul's Boldness and Boast (Rom. 15:14-21)

Paul writes of his boldness as a minister to the Gentiles by the power of the Spirit. [65 minutes]
47 Romans 15 22-33 Travel, Money, and Prayer (Rom. 15:22-33)

Paul discusses several practical topics as he communicates his desire to visit the church at Rome. [60 minutes]
48 Romans 16 1-16 Being a People Person (Rom. 16:1-16)

There is no such thing as a "lone ranger Christian." Fulfilling God's purpose and calling involves learning to value and interact with people. [65 minutes]
49 Romans 16 17-19 Beware of False Teachers (Rom. 16:17-19)

Paul warns believers concerning false teachers and reminds them of their ultimate victory in Christ. [69 minutes]
50 Romans 16 20-22 You Are a Winner! (Rom. 16:20-22)

There is great solace for the believer in the certainty that those trusting in Christ will share in His triumph in the end. [58 minutes]
51 Romans 16 23-27 It's All About the Gospel (Rom. 16:23-27)

Andy completes this study of the Book of Romans by noting that Jesus, and the salvation only He provides, is the main theme of both Romans and the Bible. [59 minutes]

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