Not Ashamed of the Gospel
A Sermon on Romans 1:16-17
The Righteous Shall Live by Faith
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” (ESV)
The Protestant Reformation erupted from Romans 1:16-17. In this sermon, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones examines these vital and crucial verses that were the catalyst for Martin Luther. The audience to whom Paul wrote were often ashamed and discouraged in their faith. In boldness and inspiring confidence, Paul wrote “I am not ashamed of the gospel.” Though the world ridicules the teachings of Christ and calls those who believe foolish, the object of our faith is a fact, not a philosophy. The world might see us as fools, but we are affirmed and protected by our Savior. The gospel is full of hope for the fallen world! As The Doctor expalins, Paul’s teaching exposes the sin of all men and that Christ’s death and resurrection were for all social statuses. Thus, every person can rest in the hope that there is joy in being foolish in the eyes of the world, and loved by our Lord.