In his first century letter to the church in Rome, the apostle Paul explored and expounded the wonder of God's judgment against sin and his saving righteousness revealed in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Paul's first century letter to the church in Rome displays our utter hopelessness and depravity before God. But it also reveals the good news that God has sent Jesus to suffer our judgment and reconcile us to God.
"All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God." These words, penned by the apostle Paul to the first century church in Rome, would bring utter despair were it not for the mercy God displayed in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Grace has come. Everyone needs grace because all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Anyone can receive grace because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
It's a daunting task to produce an album based on the book of Romans. But in these sixteen songs we've attempted to capture some of the glorious truths of Romans that are cause for endless amazement. Truths of our depravity, the need for repentance and faith, God's provision of justification and forgiveness through the substitutionary death of Christ.
The book of Romans paints the darkest descriptions of humanity. "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…None is righteous, no not one." Against this backdrop of hopelessness, we're invited to believe the gospel, the unspeakably good news that Jesus Christ has taken the judgment of sinners, bearing their sin in his own body at the cross. Those who put their faith in him can "have peace with God." There is now "no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." As as result we believe "the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us." These sixteen songs are an attempt to capture these truths, celebrating the glorious reality that in the midst of our rebellion, desperation, and longing, grace has come in Jesus Christ.