01. INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK OF ROMANS

10 June 2012
Geoff Hohneck
Romans 1:1-17

Paul had never met the church in Rome. But he wrote to its members while still in Corinth, presenting a defense of the gospel. And because the gospel was everything to him, he held nothing back.

In doing so, Paul (under the guidance of the Holy Spirit) wrote one of the most powerful letters ever. In fact, it’s power was such that it changed the lives of men like Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin and John Wesley. Calvin even went to the extent of saying, “when any one gains a knowledge of this Epistle, he has an entrance opened to him to all the most hidden treasures of Scripture.”

What did he mean by this? What motivated him to make such a statement? Geoff begins a series on this powerful epistle to examine what makes it so impactful. And why we need to apply its lessons to our lives.