Romans

Arthur G. Clarke

Part 1 of 15 of the series The Epistles Analysed

INTRODUCTION, 1. 1-17.
i. Opening Salutation, 1-7. Concerning the Gospel.
a.  The Promise, 2;
b.  The Person, 3;
c.  The Purpose, 5 - Obedience to the Faith.
ii. Personal Section, 8-17.
a.  Daily Prayers for them, 8-9;
b. Desired Visits to Rome, 10-13;
c.  Distinctive Ministry to Gentiles, 14-17 -
ITS GRAND THEME - THE GOSPEL
1. DOCTRINAL EXPOSITION, I.  18 to 8. 39. The Righteousness of God in relation to Man's Condition.
i. Condemnation, 1. 18 to 3. 20.
a.  The Gentiles, 1. 18-32;
b.  The Jews, 2. 1 to 3. 8;
c.  The World, 3. 9-20.
ii. Justification, 3. 21 to 5. 21.
a.  The Ground - Work of Grace, 3. 21-26;
b.  The Means - Exercise of Faith, 3. 27 to 4. 25;
c.  The Effects - Standing in Grace, 5. 1-11:
d. The History - Act of Righteousness, 5. 12-21.
iii. Sanctification, 6. I to 8. II.
a.  The Principles, 6. i-n;
b.  The Practice, 6. 12 to 7. 6;
c.  The Preventative, 7. 7-25 - The Inherent Sin;
d.  The Power, 8. 1-11 - The Indwelling Spirit.
iv. Glorification, 8. 12-39.
a.  The Evidence, 12-17;
b.  The Expectation, 18-25;
c.  The Earnest, 26-30;
d.  The Exultation, 31-39.
2.  DISPENSATIONAL EXPLANATION, chs. 9 to II. The Righteousness of God in relation to Israel's Calling.
i. Their Election, 9. 1-29.
ii. Their Transgression, 9. 30 to 10. 21 - Threefold Failure.
a.  Under Prophets, 9. 30-33;
b.  Under Law, 10. 1-13;
c.  Under the Gospel, 10. 14-21.
iii. Their Salvation, ch. 11.
3.  PRACTICAL EXHORTATION, 12. 1 to 15. 13. The Righteousness of God in relation to Christian Conduct.
i. Problems of Duty, 12. I to 13. 14.
a.  Divine Obligation - Conformity to God's Will, 12. 1-2;
b. Assembly Obligation - Fulfilment of Function, 12. 3-8;
c.  Fraternal Obligation - Manifestation of Love, 12. 9-13;
d.  General Obligation - Peaceableness towards all, 12. 14-21;
e.  Civic Obligation –
(i) Submission to Authorities, 13. 1-7;
(ii) Love to Others, 13. 8-14.
ii. Principles of Action, 14. 1 to 15. 13. Mutual Obligation of Strong and Weak.
a.  Christian Liberty, 14. 1-12;
b.  Christian Charity, 14. 13-23;
c. Christian Unity, 15. 1-13.
CONCLUSION, 15. 14-16. 27.
i. Personal Section, 15. 14-33.
a. Distinctive Ministry to Gentiles,   15.   14-21 - Its  Grand Theme - The Gospel.
b. Desired Visit to Rome, 15. 22-29;
c.  Definite Prayers for Paul, 15. 30-33.
ii. Closing Salutations, 16. 1-27.
a.  Commendation of Phebe, 1-2;
b.  Salutation to Friends, 3-16;
c.  Admonition regarding Disrupters, 17-20a;
d.  Benediction upon the Saints, 20b;
e.  Salutation to Friends, 21-23;
f.   Benediction upon the Saints, 24;
g.  Ascription of Praise, 25-27 - Obedience to the Faith.