Having introduced himself and his gospel to the church at Rome (Rom. 1:1-7) Paul shares his desire to visit them for mutual encouragement in the faith and to see all nations come to believe in Jesus Christ as Lord (8-15). To reach these goals, Paul knew that there was only one thing he needed to do above all else: “preach the gospel” (Rom. 1:15). But why “preaching”? In this sermon, pastor Matt teaches that God is just and powerful to save all who trust in Christ alone. The truth of this gospel is our only hope in life and in death. And it is this good news, of what God has done in Christ to rescue sinners, that compels us to boast in the cross of our risen Lord.