Much is said about the book of Romans. The greatness of Paul’s letter to the Romans has been hailed by many over the years. Paul’s letter to the Christians in Rome is his masterpiece. In it he shows the connection of the gospel to all humankind and to all creation. Martin Luther described it as “the chief book in the New Testament and the purest gospel.” John Knox, a modern American professor, says that it is “unquestionably the most important letter ever written.” A Scottish New Testament professor by the name of A. M. Hunter declares it to be Paul’s magnum opus. These are only a few testaments, for many have ranked Romans as the greatest letter in the literature of the world. This estimation of greatness may appear to be a bit overstated, but when we consider the remarkable influence Romans has had on the church and the world for twenty centuries, it is right to describe Romans as the greatest letter ever written. It is hard to overestimate the value of Romans. Just the way it transformed the lives of Martin Luther, John Wesley, and millions of others, and some of Billy Graham’s most quoted verses – salvation verses, the Holy Spirit still uses the truths of Romans to transform the lives of men and women. We can safely say that its day is not over. Paul’s words in Romans will continue to have a vast influence until Jesus Christ comes again.
So, come join us as we open the book of Romans each Sunday at 9:30 am. Grades 1-12, young adults and the
adult Sunday school class will teach Romans and learn the Romans Road. (The Romans Road is a group of passages from Romans, a tool with which we can use when sharing the Gospel and witnessing).
Now, until we meet for Romans, I leave you with this verse; Romans 1:11-12, “11 For I long to see you, so that I
may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you, 12 that is, that we may be mutually comforted by one another’s faith, both yours and mine.”