The Study: Romans 1:13-15

The Text Romans 1:13-15 Now I don’t want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that I often planned to come to you (but was prevented until now) in order that I might have a fruitful ministry among you, just as I have had among the rest of the Gentiles. I am obligated both to Greeks and barbarians, both to the wise and the foolish. So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome....

March 4, 2021 · 8 min · Joseph Louthan

The Study: Romans 1:8-12

The Text Romans 1:8–12 (CSB) First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you because the news of your faith is being reported in all the world. God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in telling the good news about his Son—that I constantly mention you, always asking in my prayers that if it is somehow in God’s will, I may now at last succeed in coming to you....

March 3, 2021 · 4 min · Joseph Louthan

The Study: Romans 1:1-7

The Text Romans 1:1–7 (CSB) Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures— concerning his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was a descendant of David according to the flesh and was appointed to be the powerful Son of God according to the Spirit of holiness by the resurrection of the dead....

March 2, 2021 · 11 min · Joseph Louthan

The Study: Romans 1:1

The Text Romans 1:1 (CSB) Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God The Support The Damascus Road Acts 9:1-25 (CSB) Now Saul was still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord. He went to the high priest and requested letters from him to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any men or women who belonged to the Way, he might bring them as prisoners to Jerusalem....

March 1, 2021 · 6 min · Joseph Louthan

The Study: Romans, A Few Resources

It Goes Without Say The Bible Many times, many teachers, preachers, and small group leaders (myself included) will “cut straight to the chase” and engage the commentary instead of engaging the Word of God. Remember, the commentaries are not without error—they are the observations of the author. Slow down, pray, read, chew and meditate. ESV Study Bible Incredible resource. I have purchased this resource multiple times over....

January 7, 2021 · 4 min · Joseph Louthan

The Study Podcast

Let’s get the personal stuff out of the way. The Personal Name: Joseph Louthan Family: Wife with three kids Vocation: Consultant with Red Hat Church: Intern at Frontline Church, Oklahoma City, OK Discord: Theologicus - Yes, this is the Discord for this page, podcast, and study! Instagram: josephlouthan Twitter: @JosephLouthan Facebook: joseph.louthan Twitch: NachozSupremo Github: @joelouthan Not This So what will this study be? Here are some ways it will not be:...

January 6, 2021 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Romans 1:18-20 The Righteousness of God: His Obviousness

Romans 1:18–20 (ESV) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made....

July 6, 2020 · 5 min · Joseph Louthan

Romans 1:18-20 The Righteousness of God: His Simplicity

Romans 1:18–20 (ESV) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made....

June 29, 2020 · 7 min · Joseph Louthan

Romans 1:18-20 The Righteousness of God: His Wrath

Romans 1:18–20 (ESV) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made....

June 22, 2020 · 7 min · Joseph Louthan

Romans 1:16-17 What is the Gospel? The Righteous Shall Live By Faith! [Part 7]

as it written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” Along with Romans 1:17, Paul mentions this Habakukan passage in Galatians, along with the author of Hebrews. Galatians 3:11 Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.” Hebrews 10:38 but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him....

June 1, 2020 · 8 min · Joseph Louthan

Romans 1:16-17 What is the Gospel? From Faith For Faith [Part 6]

Romans 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, The righteous shall live by faith. from faith for faith When I first taught this passage in small group, I thought everything about this passage would be hard-hitting and hard to swallow....

May 25, 2020 · 8 min · Joseph Louthan

Romans 1:16-17 What is the Gospel? The Righteousness of God Revealed [Part 5]

Romans 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, The righteous shall live by faith. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed The mark of the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ is not defined necessarily by what He proclaimed nor by what He did....

May 18, 2020 · 4 min · Joseph Louthan

Romans 1:16-17 What is the Gospel? To the Jew First and also to the Greek [Part 4]

Romans 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, The righteous shall live by faith. For the gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek This phrase “to the Jew first and also the Greek” can be easily taken out of context and used weirdly if we are not careful....

May 11, 2020 · 4 min · Joseph Louthan

Romans 1:16-17 What is the Gospel? To Everyone Who Believes [Part 3]

Romans 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, The righteous shall live by faith. To everyone who believes Anybody remotely familiar with Christianity (from the casual observer to the longtime preacher) would be a bit shocked at this Biblically, and ultimately, the absolute truth:...

May 4, 2020 · 5 min · Joseph Louthan

Romans 1:16-17 What is the Gospel? For Salvation [Part 2]

Romans 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, The righteous shall live by faith. For salvation In salvation, people often think that God saves His people from sin, Satan, demons, hell, and even death....

April 20, 2020 · 10 min · Joseph Louthan

Romans 1:16-17 What is the Gospel? The Power of God [Part 1]

Romans 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, The righteous shall live by faith. What is the gospel? Simply put, the gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek....

April 13, 2020 · 4 min · Joseph Louthan

Romans 1:8-15 Who Are We? We Are Saved to Good Works

Romans 1:8-15 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you always in my prayers, asking that somehow by God’s will I may now at last succeed in coming to you. For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine....

December 23, 2019 · 15 min · Joseph Louthan

Romans 1:5-7 Who Are We? We Are Called to Obedience

Romans 1:5-7 through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ, To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Three, if we are in Christ and Christ is in us, then each of us are called to proclaim the gospel to bring about the obedience of faith....

December 16, 2019 · 9 min · Joseph Louthan

Romans 1:5-7 Who Are We? We Are Dependent on Grace

Romans 1:4b-7 … Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ, To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ....

December 9, 2019 · 9 min · Joseph Louthan

Romans 1:5-7 Who Are We? We Are Far From God

Romans 1:5-7 through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ, To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Through three chapters, we have studied and talked about the Triune God....

December 2, 2019 · 10 min · Joseph Louthan

Romans 1:2-4 Who is God? God Redeems

Let us continue. Five, the gospel which he promised beforehand through his prophets. You have seen and heard this a million times and you will a million more. The gospel, that is, the good news of God, first explicitly preached by God himself while he walked the cool of the garden looking for his lost children. His children, Adam and Eve, our first parents, believed not God for his righteousness but believed Satan for our own self-righteousness....

November 25, 2019 · 12 min · Joseph Louthan

Romans 1:1 Who is God? God Saves

Romans 1:1-7 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ,...

November 18, 2019 · 10 min · Joseph Louthan

Romans 1:1a Who Are You, Lord?

We begin our commentary into the Epistle to the church in Rome not starting off the bat with fleshing out entirety verse one: Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, If you know your Bible and understand just who Paul was and what he was in the sight of God before penning this letter. So I wanted to start this commentary by focusing on only the apostle himself, Paul....

November 11, 2019 · 10 min · Joseph Louthan

Here is Love: That God Loved Us - 1 John 4:10

For here is love: Genesis 3:15 I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel. And here is love: Deuteronomy 7:6-8 “For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth....

October 31, 2019 · 6 min · Joseph Louthan