If you missed the last few weeks, or simply need a reminder, here’s an imaginary dialogue
with the apostle Paul that reviews the last few messages from Romans chapter 1. ESV
Paul: I am not ashamed of the gospel. (16a)
Q: Why not, Paul?
Paul: Because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.
Q: How so, Paul?
Paul: Because in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, that is, God’s
way of justifying sinners. (17)
Q: But why is this necessary, Paul?
Paul: Because the wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the
godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their
Q: But how have people suppressed the truth, Paul?
Paul: Because what may be known about God is plain to them…. For since the
creation of the world God’s invisible qualities…have been clearly seen….
(19-20) John Stott, The Message of Romans