“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.” Romans 1:7

We spent a lot of time studying the books of Ezra and Nehemiah in the Old Testament. On Sunday September 12thwe will be moving on to study the book of Romans in the New Testament together.

Awhile back I did a video on the book of Romans as part of the Understanding the Bible videos, so I won’t take time here to give an overview of the book. Here is the link to that video:

I do want to encourage you to spend the time to read the book of Romans prior to beginning our study. When this weekly thought is published you will have about a week and a half to read the book. The average time to read the book of Romans is 1 hour. And there are several places where you can listen to it read to you as well.

I also encourage you to go back and re-read Ezra and Nehemiah again. It is helpful for us to have context as a whole as we don’t always look at large sections of a book each week.

As we study God’s Word, we don’t want to lose sight of the entire scope of a book or where it fits into God’s redemptive plan. I hope you are growing and learning as we study together and that you are also reading the Bible on your own each day as well. It is never a bad time of the year to start a Bible reading plan if you don’t have one already. There are all sorts of plans out there.

Let us seek to continually be better students of the Word of God as we grow and learn both apart and together. Happy studying!

“Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith – to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.” Romans 16:25-27

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