Paul's letter to the Romans has for two thousand years been a touchstone for all who want to understand the power of the gospel and the righteousness of God revealed from heaven. The truth in Romans transforms our thinking and convicts our hearts as we discover the power of the gospel for every area of our life and our world.
In this volume, the second half of John Stott's The Message of Romans is offered in brief readings suitable for daily use which take us passage by passage through the Scripture text. Including eight weekly studies for individuals or groups, this book covering Romans 9—16 allows readers to enjoy the riches of Stott's writings in a new, easy-to-use format. The remainder of Romans is presented in the companion to this volume.
John Stott was one of the most beloved and masterful Bible teachers of the last fifty years. His books have sold in the millions. Christians on every continent have heard and read his instructive and inspiring expositions of Scripture. The books in the Reading the Bible with John Stott series offer the essential message of Stott's teaching, largely drawn from his Bible Speaks Today volumes, and present it in a format suitable for daily reading. Questions at the end of each section make these books even more useful for individuals or groups.
"Nothing would have been more important to John Stott than to get the words of the title in the right order. We are reading the Bible with John Stott, not just reading John Stott on the Bible. For in his preaching as in his writing, John Stott's greatest gift was to help people see and hear clearly what the Bible itself actually says, and then, of course, to challenge us as to how we should respond to what we see and hear. Not all of us possess the complete works of John Stott. But we do possess the complete Bible. These sensitively edited extracts from Stott's writings will not only introduce new readers to the riches of his biblical exposition (and make them hungry for more), but will surely also introduce them to riches of God's word they had not seen before."
"No one I have known has loved, preached, taught and lived the Bible any more than John Stott. He often quoted Spurgeon's comment that we should seek for our very blood to become 'Bibline'; so seriously should we soak in Scripture in order to know and live it. This new series will give us daily help in just such living."
"More than any other author, John Stott urges us to engage in double listening. He wants us to listen to the Word God spoke and the world God loves so that we apply the timeless truths of Scripture to the ever-changing context of our life. To help us, he explains the Bible with clarity, charity and humility. His writings propel us to Jesus and into the mission of God in the world."
How to Read the Bible with John Stott
1. Understanding God?s Purposes: Romans 9
2. God?s Grief: Romans 10
3. A Deep-Rooted Tree: Romans 11
4. Getting Practical: Romans 12
5. Conscientious Citizenship: Romans 13
6. Living by Someone Else?s Rules: Romans 14
7. Unity, Liberty and Charity: Romans 15
8. Keeping Friends: Romans 16
Guidelines for Leaders