Paul shows how Jesus created the new covenant family of Abraham through his death and resurrection and the sending of the Spirit.
The book of Romans is a four-part explanation of the Gospel message written by Paul to the church in Rome.
Read Scripture Part I
Paul’s Magnus Opus
In his letter to the Roman church, Paul makes clear the problem of sin. The people of Israel tried to obey God and follow the law, but they failed, generation after generation. But Jesus made a new way for redemption and brokered a new convenant. Only faith in Jesus can redeem humanity and restore God's plan for his people.
Through Jesus, God created a new covenant family that includes Jews and Gentiles who are unified as they love and forgive each other.
The Gospel in Detail
In the book of Romans, Paul writes a letter to the Roman church. It details the Gospel and describes how sinful humanity can be justified through Jesus.
All humanity was trapped in sin. Obeying the law of Torah could not rescue them, but Jesus' death and resurrection created a multiethnic covenant family.
Justification by Faith
Every human since Adam chose sin and selfishness, but Jesus offered his life so everyone can be justified by faith and enter the new Jesus-like humanity.
God's Promise Fulfilled
Israelites in the past and present rejected God, but God uses that rejection to graft Gentiles into his covenant family and grow his multiethnic Church.
The new humanity of multiethnic Jews and Gentiles who follow Jesus are unified as they love and forgive each other and learn to respect differences.
This week, guest writer Patrick Schreiner, Assistant Professor of New Testament Language and Literature and Associate Dean at Western Seminary provides us an amazing essay on Paul's Magnum Opus: Romans....