Paul’s Epistle to the Romans is the apostle’s magnum opus. Written to Christians he had not yet met in a city he had not yet visited, the letter deals with the big words and concepts of the Christian life: faith, righteousness, law, justification, and grace. Paul explores how, in the face of humanity’s faithlessness, God remained faithful. Like many others, Martin Luther’s understanding of the gospel was transformed by this letter, particularly in the great transition in Romans 3:21-22: “But now, apart from law, the righteousness of God has been disclosed, and is attested by the law and the prophets, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.”
I invite you to join me for “By Faith: The Righteousness of God in the Book of Romans,” a six-week class beginning Monday, October 15. The class will meet for six consecutive Mondays, from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. There is no cost to attend and no materials to buy. Just bring yourself and your Bible. I do ask that you register for the class so that we know how many to expect and that you try to attend as many of the classes as you can. Sign up online or at the Grace reception desk.
Yours in faith,