Re-Examining the Gospel

Re-Examining the Gospel

Text: Romans 1:16-17 & Genesis 1:26, 3:4

Romans 1:16-17

16 For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.[1] 17 This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”[2]


  1. 1:16 Greek also the Greek.
  2. 1:17 Or “The righteous will live by faith.” Hab 2:4.

Genesis 1:26

26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings[1] in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth,[2] and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”


  1. 1:26a Or man; Hebrew reads adam.
  2. 1:26b As in Syriac version; Hebrew reads all the earth.

Genesis 3:4

“You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman.

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