Digging Deeper–The Romans Challenge
In preparation for an expository sermon series on Romans that I will do in my church in 2010, I have felt prompted by God’s Spirit to do my devotions in St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans over the next several weeks. And I want to invite you to join me in “Goin’ Roman”. Together, let’s delve into this, the most theologically systematic letter in the New Testament, Paul’s magnum opus, as we rediscover some of the crown jewels of our Christian doctrine: Gospel, faith, justification and the significance of Christ’s sacrificial death.
Here’s how we’ll do it: Since Romans has 16 chapters, I will be blogging on one chapter per week for the next 16 weeks, give or take. That will take us almost to the end of the year. My plan is to blog at least two times a week, thus two posts per chapter.
Now here is an added twist: I would like to hear from you as you journey through Romans with me. Take a verse, a paragraph, a theological idea from your reading, or my blogging, and write your own devotional thoughts. Then, if you are brave enough, email it to me…or post it as a comment. In doing so, you will be giving me permission to repost your devotions on my blog. I’ll give you credit, of course.
Now I won’t necessarily post every comment or email—you’ll have to trust me to be discerning. But if your writings seem to have some encouraging value to them, I would like to repost them for the edification of the blog readers and RSS subscribers.
I hope so. I think this will be a really enjoyable and insightful way for us to go through Romans.
See you in Romans!