It has been said that if the Bible contained Romans, and nothing else, it would still be sufficient to bring billions of faith in Jesus. The Apostle Paul wrote (at least) thirteen letters, but Romans is by far his longest and most thorough argument for the Gospel. His words to the first Christians in Rome have inspired some of the Church’s greatest leaders – from Martin Luther to John Wesley – to devote their lives to Christ. For eight weeks this fall at The Story, we will explore the theological, philosophical, and historical riches of this letter as we ask the question: How is the gospel of Jesus Christ relevant to our lives today?
In part one, Pastor Eric Huffman sets the scene by answering: Who was Paul? Who are the Christians in Rome? And why did Paul write Romans?