Romans is a book about good news, but before the good news is good we need to understand why the bad news is so bad. Paul runs us through a laundry list of Sins and how they separate us from a good God. He shows us how we have suppressed the truth of God for a lie. The point isn't to try harder to be good, the point is we need a good God and we need the good news.
Steve Steele, Pastor of Community Life