For about the last two years I preached through the book of Acts on Sunday nights. Due to the climate and the needs at our Church, I then had a series on the “one another” passages. I like that series, and used a format more along a class setting, dialogue, back & forth participation.
Well, now I’m preaching through Romans on Sunday nights. I’m taking it a paragraph or two at a time. It’s Thursday afternoon and as I work through the text I picked for this week (2:12-16) I’m not sure what I should do. These few verses are loaded! Paul raises this question once again: what about those who have never heard the Gospel. No, he didn’t ask it that way… read the passage though, you’ll see what I mean. I’m not sure I want to take that kind of direction and raise those questions and address them as of now. I want to focus on what seems like a clear point in 2:13: it’s not those who listen to the Law, it’s those who obey it that God justifies…