The Apostle Paul's heart was that he might come to preach the gospel to those at Rome. Whilst many today desire to draw in a crowd, Paul was not interested in doctoring the gospel to accomplish such means. Whilst many today are ashamed of the foolishness of preaching, Paul desired to preach nothing less for he knew that the unadulterated gospel of Jesus Christ was the power of God unto salvation to all who would believe.
Just as the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith, so also is the terrifying wrath of God revealed against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness. When a people decides to cast off the knowledge of God and to give the worship and glory owing to God, to another, God gives man over to his own wicked lustful heart and in removing His restraint, man begins a horrifying downward spiral into moral depravity. This sermon is awake up call to a nation under the wrath of God!!
Though the book of Romans was not the first epistle to be written, yet it finds itself first among the New Testament epistles. When we consider the great depth of its theological content and practical application, it’s hardly any surprise why we find it first in position among the epistles. By all accounts, this epistle stands as a giant! If all the epistles can be rightly called mountains, the book of Romans stands as Mount Everest among them.
In this first part of a sermon series working through the book of Romans, we explore Paul’s mighty calling and the awesome possibilities of the grace of God working though his yielded life. We look too at the power of prayer and the desperate need in our generation for prayer to be revived in the lives of God’s people for the spiritual well-being and prosperity of the Saints.