The core idea of Romans is that we are saved by grace, through faith.
In a format designed for small-groups or personal study, Max Lucado welcomes us into the freedom of grace with this exploration of Paul's letter to the Roman church. When we truly understand the power of grace, it sets us free from having to do good, so that we can do good. There's no more have to, instead there's I can do.
In this liberating video study--the first of the 40 Days Through the Book series, Lucado focuses on several important themes in the book of Romans:
The reality, danger, and power of sin – the deepest problem humans face (Romans 1-2).God's grace, which is real, amazing, available to all (Romans 3-5).God has set us free, but the battle with sin continues – becoming like Jesus demands continual surrender (Romans 6-8).We are a part of God's beautiful story – creation, fall, redemption, and restoration (Romans 9-11).Christians follow in Jesus' footsteps by humbly serving and sacrificially loving others (Romans 12-13).Christ-followers are called to live in fellowship with each other (Romans 14-16).
The 40 Days Through the Book series has been designed to help believers more actively engage with God's Word. Each study encourages participants to read through one book in the New Testament at least once during the course of 40 days (approximately 6 weeks of meetings) and will provide them with:
a clear understanding of the background and culture in which the book was writteninsights into key passages of Scriptureclear applications and takeaways from the particular book that participants can apply to their lives.
Each study will be recorded in the author's place of residence and will highlight stories and applications that are relevant to his or her ministry in that area.
Designed for use with the Romans: In the Grip of Grace Video Study available on DVD or streaming video, sold separately.