Romans is the longest and most systematically reasoned of Paul’s Letters. Paul announces its theme in 1:16-17: the gospel is God’s power for salvation, for both Jew and Gentile, because it shows us how our righteousness comes from God. Paul explains the need for justification by faith in terms of both present experience and future hope (5:1-8:39). In the next three chapters, he expresses his sorrow that many of his fellow Israelites have not embraced the gospel, and he wrestles with the theological implications of this (chs. 9-11). He concludes by describing how the gospel should affect one’s everyday life (chs. 12-16). Paul wrote his letter to Rome about A.D. 57. Marquis reads from the ESV Bible.

Total Running time: 75 Minutes.