The Power and Sufficiency of the Gospel (Romans 1:8-17)

Part 1: Introduction Romans 1:8-17 Romans is a great book. It is great not merely because of Apostle Paul’s solid argumentation and presentation, but because of the revealed power of God in it. The book is self-attesting: it speaks of “the gospel” is which God’s power unto salvation (1:16). Throughout the book, Paul shows that this power operates mainly in a twofold manner: on one edge, it reveals the lost and sinful condition of mankind (1:18-31, ch. 2, 3:9-20, 23), and on the other edge, it unveils the justifying and sanctifying righteousness of God (1:17; 3:21-22, 24-31; 4:1-5:1; ch. 8)….