AGR on Romans: The Power of God For Salvation (4)

Romans is one of the greatest resources available to the Christian faith and life. Written in the mid-to late AD 50s to the congregation in Rome, Paul sent this pastoral letter to make clear the gospel, that salvation is from the Lord, that it is and has always been by his free favor alone (sola gratia), through faith alone (sola fide), in Christ alone. Jesus the Servant of God is the Savior promised to Adam and Eve, to Noah, to Abraham, to Moses, to David, and to the prophets. To make clear the centrality of Christ and the good news—the power of God for salvation of the ungodly—he lays out the greatness of our sin and misery (1:18–3:20), how we are redeemed from our sins and misery by the grace of God in Christ (3:21–11:36); and how we ought to live thankfully for such a redemption (12:1–16:27). In this episode, Chris and I look at Romans 1:16–17 and related questions (e.g., initial and final justification, “from faith, unto faith”).

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Here is the complete series.

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  • R. Scott Clark
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    R.Scott Clark is the President of the Heidelberg Reformation Association, the author and editor of, and contributor to several books and the author of many articles. He has taught church history and historical theology since 1997 at Westminster Seminary California. He has also taught at Wheaton College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Concordia University. He has hosted the Heidelblog since 2007.

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2 comments

  1. Dr. Clark and Pastor Gordon,

    Thank you for doing this series. It is already bearing fruit in our lives as we open Romans 1 to take in the Power of God’s Will to minister to ‘The called to Jesus Christ” (Romans 1:6). We are grateful that He is displaying His Faithfulness to us whom He planned would live by faith. We are thankful our Saviour’s Righteousness is ours!

  2. Thank you for this wonderfully clear discussion of the good news that Christ has performed all righteousness for us, and suffered the wrath of God in our place.

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