For the next year and a half (or so) we will be taking a long walk through my favorite book in the Bible (if it is possible to pick one): Romans.
Martin Luther said this about Paul's letter to the church in Rome:
This letter is truly the most important piece in the New Testament. It is purest Gospel. It is well worth a Christian's while not only to memorize it word for word but also to occupy himself with it daily, as though it were the daily bread of the soul. It is impossible to read or to meditate on this letter too much or too well. The more one deals with it, the more precious it becomes and the better it tastes. Therefore I want to carry out my service and, with this preface, provide an introduction to the letter, insofar as God gives me the ability, so that every one can gain the fullest possible understanding of it. Up to now it has been darkened by glosses [explanatory notes and comments which accompany a text] and by many a useless comment, but it is in itself a bright light, almost bright enough to illumine the entire Scripture.
As pastors, our hope in this series is that Stonebrook Church is encouraged and strengthened as we see God's Glory revealed in the Gospel message, most thoroughly explained, and that we would be moved to act on these glorious truths in the way The Holy Spirit tell us to, through Paul, in this magnificent letter.