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Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail

The Book of Romans was originally a letter, written to a young church in the most influential city in the world. Its writer dove into great detail about the radical nature and the everyday implications of the grace that each one of his hearers had received--and were still struggling to understand. The end result is a detailed, passionate, and rich exposition of God’s love in Christ that resonates deeply in the hearts of God’s complicated and curious people--in particular those that still find themselves in an influential urban center. It’s a book that Martin Luther called, “...the chief part of the New Testament and...truly the purest Gospel. It is worthy not only that every Christian should know it word for word, by heart, but also that he should occupy himself with it every day, as the daily bread of the soul.” In this series we will look at the major themes in Paul’s letter and examine the implications of grace that they outline, in all of it’s beautiful details. Accompanying this sermon series will be a Romans reading plan and free copies of RJ Grunewald’s book, “Reading Romans with Luther.”

July 30, 2017

Week 8 | Righteousness

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 4:16–4:25

July 16, 2017

Week 7 | The Power and Primacy of the Gospel

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 5:1–5:5, Romans 5:12–5:21

July 9, 2017

Week 6 | The Bad News

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 3:21–3:31, Romans 8:1–8:11

July 2, 2017

Week 5 | Law and Gospel

speaker: Anthony Forgione Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 10:13–10:15, Romans 9:30–9:33

June 25, 2017

Week 4 | The Old Man

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 6:6–6:14, Romans 8:12–8:17

June 11, 2017

Week 2 | The Human Condition

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 5:1–5:2, Romans 5:6–5:10, Romans 6:1–6:5

June 4, 2017

Week 1 | Exposed

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 1:16–1:17

July 30, 2017

Week 8 | Righteousness

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 4:16–4:25

July 23, 2017

Chaos and Distraction

speaker: Frank Hart Topic: Midtown Parish

July 16, 2017

Week 7 | The Power and Primacy of the Gospel

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 5:1–5:5, Romans 5:12–5:21

July 9, 2017

Week 6 | The Bad News

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 3:21–3:31, Romans 8:1–8:11

July 2, 2017

Week 5 | Law and Gospel

speaker: Anthony Forgione Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 10:13–10:15, Romans 9:30–9:33

June 25, 2017

Week 4 | The Old Man

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 6:6–6:14, Romans 8:12–8:17

June 11, 2017

Week 2 | The Human Condition

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 5:1–5:2, Romans 5:6–5:10, Romans 6:1–6:5

June 4, 2017

Week 1 | Exposed

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 1:16–1:17

May 28, 2017

Week 2 | Straining Toward the Goal

speaker: Anthony Forgione Series: Back and Forth Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Philippians 3:10–3:21

May 21, 2017

Week 1 | Forgetting What’s Behind

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Back and Forth Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Philippians 3:1–3:9