I. Authorship of the letter – Paul
A. A servant of Christ 1
B. Called to be an Apostle 1
C. Set apart for the Gospel 1
II. Recipients of the letter – those in Rome
A. Loved by God 7
B. Called to be saints 7
III. Place/Date of the letter
B. 57-58 AD – near end of 3rd Missionary Journey
IV. Purposes of the letter.
A. Announce plans to visit
B. Settle the Jew/Gentile conflict
C. Present a complete and detailed statement of the Gospel.
V. Theme of the letter – the Gospel
A. A righteousness that we do not have.
B. A righteousness that God possesses.
C. A righteousness that God gives.
VI. The Foundation of the Gospel – v. 2-6
A. Promised in the Old Testament
B. Centered in Jesus
1. The perfect man
2. The perfect God
C. Demands obedient response