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Lecture 4, Sin, Part 1:

In the last lesson, we began with a summary of the gospel from 1 Corinthians 15. As we continue our studies, we will open up this message in more detail from Paul’s epistle to the Romans. In this lesson, we see that Paul begins with sin, a topic not discussed much today. In Romans 1:16-17, arguably the thesis statement of Romans, Paul shows us that Christ’s righteousness is at the heart of the gospel. However, instead of speaking of this righteousness in detail right away, Paul discusses sin at length (Rom. 1:18). He knows we need to see our unrighteousness before we can see our need for the gift of righteousness in Christ.