For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” (Romans 1:1-17)
On Sunday, we will begin our sermon series on Romans. The Apostle Paul wrote this letter to the church in Rome. Many Bible scholars regard Romans as Paul’s masterpiece.
In his Preface to the Letter of St. Paul to the Romans, Martin Luther wrote. “This letter is truly the most important piece in the New Testament. It is purest Gospel. It is well worth a Christian’s while not only to memorize it word for word but also to occupy himself with it daily, as though it were the daily bread of the soul. It is impossible to read or to meditate on this letter too much or too well…it is in itself a bright light, almost bright enough to illumine the entire Scripture.”
As we study Romans, may we live by faith. I look forward to seeing all of you on Sunday.