Why Romans?


Romans is the best explanation of the gospel in the New Testament. The gospel is God's power for salvation as we read, study, and teach this epistle, God's blood-bought people grow strong and healthy. Studying Romans will establish you in your understanding of the gospel and help you in your understanding of the gospel and help you proclaim and teach it to others with more accuracy and power. Romans has been greatly used of God in many of the great revivals in church history.


"This Epistle is really the chief part of the New Testament and the very purest Gospel, and is worthy not only that every Christian should know it word for word, by heart, but occupy himself with it every day, as the daily bread of the soul. It can never be read or pondered too much, and the more it is dealt with the more precious it becomes, and the better it tastes."

-Martin Luther, “Preface to the Epistle to the Romans” (1522), in Works of Martin Luther (1932), Vol. VI, p. 447.

"He who lives without prayer, he who lives with little prayer, he who seldom reads the Word, and he who seldom looks up to heaven for a fresh influence from on high - he will be the man whose heart will become dry and barren. However, he who falls in secret on his God, who spends much time in holy retirement, who delights to meditate on the words of the Most High, and whose soul is given up to Christ - such a man must have an overflowing heart. As his heart is, such will his life be."

-Charles Spurgeon