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The Epistles
February 7, 2021

The Epistles

February 7, 2021

  • 66-Books
  • Three Continents
  • 1,500 years
  • 30+ Authors

Big Idea of the Bible:

God making all things new through Jesus.

Out of the 27 Books of the New Testament, Paul wrote .

Ephesians 3:8-9

  • Tell everyone about Christ (Salvation)
  • Explain God’s mysterious plan (the Church)

Paul’s letters fall into two categories: letters to of or churches and letters addressed to .

What are the epistles about?

  1. : What Christians should know
  2. Application: what Christians should do with doctrine
  3. : specific instructions, greetings, etc.

Romans Outline

  1. In chapters 1-11, Paul proclaims the gospel.
  2. In chapters 12–15, Paul explains how we should respond. (Romans 12:1-2).
  3. At the end of chapter 15, he discusses logistics for his visit to Rome.

Romans 12:1a

Worship is our to the gospel.

Worship is not just a activity; it is an all-of-life activity.

“If you will not worship God seven days a week, you do not worship Him on one day a week.”
– AW Tozer

Romans 12:1b

Living Sacrifice

Holy Sacrifice

Romans 12:2a

  • 1 John 2:6
  • James 4:4

Acceptable Sacrifice

  • Deuteronomy 34:10-12
  • Romans 12:2b

A life of leads us into the center of God’s will.

Clarifying Questions:

  • Are our lives fully ?
  • Are we t for His purpose?
  • Are our pure?


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