Romans: The Righteousness of God
Romans is the first of thirteen letters from Paul, 9 written to groups and 4 to individuals. “Romans, Paul’s magnum opus, is placed first among his thirteen epistles in the New Testament. While the four Gospels present the words and works of Jesus Christ, Romans explores the significance of His sacrificial death. Using a question-and-answer format, Paul records the most systematic presentation of doctrine in the Bible. But Romans is more than a book of theology; it is also a book of practical exhortations. The good news of Jesus Christ is more than facts to be believed; it is also a life to be lived—a life of righteousness befitting the person “justified freely by His [God’s] grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:24) (Wilkinson & Boa, Talk Thru The Bible) Michael teaches an overview of the book of Romans.