Our church began a rather in depth study of the book of Romans a few months back. We have been plugging along and are finally about to finish chapter 2. Following the introduction, Paul states in Romans 1:16-17 the theme of the book – “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, ‘The righteous shall live by faith.’” Then, he turns his attention to the inability of humankind to approach God apart from Jesus Christ.
Todd Bryant is the Lead Elder at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Northport, AL. He has pastored there since 1998. For more more information on the church and links to audio sermons and apps for electronic devices, visit www.sovereigngrace.net