The Book of Romans: Therefore by Pastor Dr JD Greear for Summit Church
Romans 12:1–2 / (P. 72 of RJ)
Since day 1 in this series, I’ve told you that one of the most important ideas in Romans is that the gospel is not just the way that we begin in Christ; it’s also the way we grow in Christ.
By gospel, of course, I mean the completely unique religious message that Paul has spent 11 chapters unpacking–that God accepts us not because of what we do or don’t do, but because of what Jesus has done and offers to us as a gift.
● This separates the gospel from every other religious message in the world.
● Every religion in the world except for the gospel operates according to this claim: I obey, therefore I am accepted. The gospel reverses that: I am accepted, therefore I obey.