Paul was the apostle to the gentiles. As such, many of his letters involve explaining the character and requirements of 'the God of the Hebrews' to a world steeped in paganism. In this, he often goes contrary to Rabbinic Judaism, but never against Moses.
The letter to the Romans seems to be addressed to a community struggling to incorporate Jews and Gentiles into the Kingdom of God.
In speaking to Jews, Paul admonishes them not to look down on the Gentiles coming to faith, nor to feel superior because of their heritage in the Scriptures.
To the Gentiles, his advice is not to get cocky because they have been admitted to the Kingdom. God is perfectly able to prune them off and restore the Jews.
Paul's effort to reconcile the two camps into a single body would ultimately fail as the Synagogue and the Church went their separate ways.
Romans 1, The Just Shall Live By FaithMedia File
Romans 2, God Shows No PartialityMedia File
Romans 3, What Advantage Has the JewMedia File
Romans 4, Justification by FaithMedia File
Romans 5-6, Human MortalityMedia File
Romans 7-8, A Creature of FleshMedia File
Romans 8, Walking in the SpiritMedia File
Romans 9, What Shall We Say ThenMedia File
Romans 10, Beautiful FeetMedia File
Romans 11, Grafted InMedia File
Romans 12-13, Civil ObedienceMedia File
Romans 13-14, Judging a BrotherMedia File
Romans 15-16, Servant to the CircumcisedMedia File