The Book of Romans has been considered by some to be the greatest letter ever written and the greatest book in the Bible. Martin Luther said: “Should a tyrant succeed in destroying the Holy Scriptures and only a single copy of the epistle to the Romans and the Gospel according to John escape him, Christianity would be saved.” William Tyndale said that Romans is the “most excellent part of the New Testament, and the most pure Gospel.” Frederick Godet, the Swiss Commentator called it “the cathedral of the Christian faith” and Donald Grey Barnhouse, in a rather lengthy quote, said:
A scientist may say that mother’s milk is the most perfect food known to man, and may give you an analysis showing all its chemical components, a list of the vitamins it contains and an estimate of the calories in a given quantity. A baby will take that milk without the remotest knowledge of its content, and will grow day-by-day, smiling and thriving in its ignorance. So it is with the profound truths of the Word of God [especially those found in the Book of Romans].
With that said, this Sunday we are going to begin our study of the profound truths in this book. We are going to take a look at the great cathedral and peer into its windows and admire its architecture. We are going to drink the milk in large, nutritious gulps. The series will last three months, and we will go through it one chapter at a time, so we can see it all in one helpful swallow.
Come join us as we talk about the greatest letter ever written. Come join us as we look into the most pure Gospel and the great cathedral of the Christian faith. Come join us as we take in the most perfect food known to man. If you want to read our text ahead of time, this Sunday we will be studying Romans 1:1-17. May the Lord bless you this week as you prepare to hear His Word! – Jeremy Cagle