Following Jesus, fulfilling His mission

Romans – the greatest letter ever written chapter 3

Romans 1:16–17 (NLT) 16 For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile. 17 This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”

Luther in his preface to the epistle he says, “It is worthy not only that every Christian should know it word for word, by heart, but also that he should occupy himself with it every day, as the daily bread of the soul” (Luther 1972: 365).

John Calvin – “if we have gained a true understanding of this Epistle, we have an open door to all the most profound treasures of Scripture.”