Hey everyone, this is Todd Agnew!
I want to welcome you to our summer series on Romans here at FreeCCM.com’s Wednesday in the Word. The worship staff in my church is walking through Romans this summer and I thought I would blog along with our study so you can participate as well. Romans is a huge theological undertaking but we’ll take it at a pace and a level that everyone should be able to participate. We won’t cover every bit of it, just hitting some highlights, but we’d love to hear your thoughts on any of it.
Paul had always wanted to go to Rome. He was integral in seeing the beginning of the Church in much of his part of the world, but in the one place he wanted to go, the Church was growing without him. So Paul weighs in with the most theologically weighty letter in the New Testament.
In approximately the same time period, the Roman philosopher Cicero’s letters averaged 295 words, while Seneca’s letters averaged 995 words. Paul’s letters were a little longer, averaging 1300 words. Romans has about 7,100 words. So obviously Paul is heavily invested here both in length and in content.
We’ll just be drinking from a Dixie cup out of a theological ocean, but hopefully it will push you to do some studying of your own. There is a vast wealth of truth for Christians found in this letter, and we will get a taste of it in this blog series. I welcome your comments, and look forward to studying alongside you.
Seek first the kingdom,
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