Romans, 2009


Series on Romans, Pentecost 2009.epub


You’ll find far more books written on Romans than any minister can use. Here’s a list of books I’ve used for this series. Note: I don’t necessarily agree with everything these authors wrote, especially John Calvin. If you’re looking for a 5-point TULIP version of Romans, you won’t find it in this series.

Karl Barth, The Epistle to the Romans.

Gerald Bray (Thomas Oden, General Editor), Romans (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture).

John Calvin, Commentary on the Romans.

John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion.

Charles Hodge, Romans. Alister McGrath & J. I. Packer, Series Editors, Crossway Classic Commentaries.

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity.

C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain.

Martin Luther, Commentary on Romans.

Ben Witherington III, Paul’s Letter to the Romans: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary.

N.T. Wright, Justification: God's Plan & Paul's Vision.

N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church.


These sermons were delivered at New Hope Baptist Church in Romulus, Alabama in Pentecost 2009. I've placed these sermons here for my non-resident members (or anyone else interested in some sermons). Unless otherwise noted, all scriptures are from the English Standard Version, copyright 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. These sermons are not for profit; I'm not selling them, and you can't either. If they help you, please let me know. Feel free to share them if you think they're worth it. You should know that I rarely preach exactly from manuscript; things come to me as I go. (Most ministers will empathize.)

The book of Romans has influenced Western Civilization more than nearly any other book in ancient literature. Its words guided St. Augustine to salvation and Martin Luther to the reality of salvation by grace through faith. This book served John Calvin as one of the key pillars of his teachings as recorded in the Institutes of the Christian Religion, the first systematic theology of Protestantism.

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Trinity Sunday: Called for His Glory. Scripture reading: Isaiah 6:1-13. Sermon text: Romans 1:1-7. Note: This Sunday will begin a sermon series from the book of Romans that will last throughout the Ordinary season.

Homecoming: Proclaimed throughout the World. Scripture reading: Mark 4:26-34. Sermon text: Romans 1:8-17.

When the Wise Go Dark. Scripture reading: 2 Corinthians 6:1-13. Sermon text: Romans 1:17-32.

The Danger of Judgment. Scripture reading: Lamentations 3:21-33. Sermon text: Romans 2:1-16.

Who Really Belongs to God? Scripture reading: Ezekiel 2:1-5. Sermon text: Romans 2:17-29.

Justified by Grace. Scripture reading: Romans 3:1-20. Sermon text: Romans 3:21-31.

The Real Promise. Scripture reading: Romans 4:1-15. Sermon text: Romans 4:16-25.

You Can Have Peace. Scripture reading: Ephesians 3:14-21. Sermon text: Romans 5:1-11.

The Difference of One Man. Scripture reading: Ephesians 4:25-5:2. Sermon text: Romans 5:12-21.

Buried, Yet We Live. Scripture reading: Romans 6:1-11. Sermon text: Romans 6:12-23.

O Wretched Man! Scripture reading: Romans 7:1-12. Sermon text: Romans 7:13-25.

Rejoice, Heirs of God! Scripture reading: Psalm 15. Sermon text: Romans 8:1-17.

Tackling the Tough Questions. Scripture reading: Romans 9:1-18. Sermon text: Romans 9:19-33.

All Who Call. Scripture reading: Romans 10:1-13. Sermon text: Romans 10:14-21.

What a Mystery. Scripture reading: Romans 11:1-12. Sermon text: Romans 11:13-36.

A Living Sacrifice. Scripture reading: Romans 12:1-8. Sermon text: Romans 12:9-21.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Scripture reading: Romans 13:1-7. Sermon text: Romans 13:8-14.

Protecting the Weaker. Scripture reading: Romans 14:1-9. Sermon text: Romans 14:10-23.

With One Voice. Scripture reading: Romans 15:1-12. Sermon text: Romans 15:13-33.

All Saints Day: For All the Saints. Scripture reading: Romans 16:1-16. Sermon text: Romans 16:18-27.

Almost every influential Christian thinker has dealt with Romans. —

Charles D. Myers, Jr.