I first studied the book of Romans with Richard Rogers in 1966 as a student at (then) Sunset School of Preaching. That study, decades ago, revolutionized my thinking and remains one of the foundations upon which my faith, my approach to ministry and my relationship with God and His church have been built. Richard Rogers was arguably one of the great Bible expositors of the latter half of the twentieth century. His folksy style, passionate delivery and practical application ...
I first studied the book of Romans with Richard Rogers in 1966 as a student at (then) Sunset School of Preaching. That study, decades ago, revolutionized my thinking and remains one of the foundations upon which my faith, my approach to ministry and my relationship with God and His church have been built.
Richard Rogers was arguably one of the great Bible expositors of the latter half of the twentieth century. His folksy style, passionate delivery and practical application growing out of a genius mind, extensive reading and a photographic memory, combined to make his studies scholarly, Biblical and inspiring.
Romans was one of Richard’s favorite and when he taught it, he was perhaps at his best. The material in this book was produced in the last decade of Richard’s life, after years of study, after having taught Romans dozens of times to thousands of students and after having returned from a personal odyssey which only deepened his appreciation for the grace of God.
Paid In Full has something for every reader. For the serious Bible student there is a depth of insight to challenge the mind. For the preacher there is a wealth of sermon material inherent in the homiletical style in which our dear brother approached every course he taught. For the Bible class teacher there is a thorough explanation of the text along with practical applications. For the devotional reader, there is the story of a Spirit God calling hungry souls to a closer walk with Him. For the evangelist, there is a systematic presentation of God’s gospel plan of salvation, the explosive power to save lost humanity. For the church leader there is an abundance of relational body-life information.
The Book of Romans is really the story of every Christian’s relationship with God through Christ. It is full of assurance, encouragement, admonition, and when necessary, rebuke. A spiritual blessing is waiting within the pages of Paid In Full for those whose hearts are open to receive it.
Richard Rogers was born in 1936 in Dallas, Texas. He was educated at Abilene Christian University, and Florida Christian College. He was an avid reader, a diligent student of the Bible, and authored some twenty teaching workbooks and published outlines.
Richard was well known and recognized as a gifted evangelist, teacher, and lectureship speaker. Until his death he was in great demand as a missionary encourager and world evangelist. He taught for more than three decades at Sunset International Bible Institute, assisting in the training of thousands of preachers and missionaries. Richard mentored church planting teams in California, Mexico, Thailand, and the Philippines.
Richard preached for local congregations at Blue Ridge, Azle, Midland, and the Sunset Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas. Speaking appointments took him to forty states and thirty foreign countries and to many Christian university campuses as a teacher and lecturer. He was also a frequent speaker at soul-winning workshops across the nation.
Richard can still be heard proclaiming the word of God via hundreds of audio and video sermons and lessons available through Sunset External Studies. Richard and his wife, Barbara, were blessed with four children and eight grandchildren.