A Study In Romans (2 of 4) by Jesse Hendley

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A STUDY IN ROMANS (2 of 4)
Jesse M. Hendley
Romans 1

Now if you have your Bibles, friends, turn with me to
the Epistle to the Romans, chapter 1, and we are
studying today this marvelous Epistle to the Romans,
some truths, that God may bring a blessing to our
hearts. We had the Introduction just the other day,
and there is nothing, greater than this marvelous,
marvelous book, and today we want to take up some of
the wonderful things about it.

First of all, it is one of the most ORIGINAL writings
that one can ever read, and one cannot read all this
writing without feeling that here is to be found the
heights and depths of Christianity. There is not a
book on the face of the earth that explains
Christianity like the Epistle to the Romans does, and
nobody can read this without feeling that this is the
greatest explanation of Christianity, that it sounds
the depths, and reaches the heights, of the truths of
Christianity, an explanation of WHAT CHRIST CAME TO DO
when He died en the Cross and went back to heaven, and
that explanation is here. It explains the plan of
salvation, God's plan to save men and bring them to
heaven, the only way. If this is true, that this IS
the greatest explanation of Christianity and of what
Christ came to do to save us, then it is of VITAL IM-
PORTANCE to every one of us to KNOW the CONTENTS of
this book.

Now as you read, you know that this is also the
experience of the Apostle Paul, and he is writing out
of his experience. He wanted to go to Rome, he said in
chapter 1, verse 13, "to get some fruit." Now Paul
couldn't think of living without "fruit"! You know,
the object of a fruit tree is to bear fruit. A fig
tree is good only to bear figs, a peach tree to bear
peaches, a pear tree to bear pears. The fruit of a
Christian is another Christian! Christians are to bear
Christians! That's obvious, that's plain. Our lives
are to influence others. So Paul wanted to get so ...


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