We’re going to see [in 1:18-3:20] that the sheer depravity of mankind is pervasive and sits exposed by and condemned under the righteous wrath of God. You need to walk away today aware or reminded that you CANNOT fully understand or truly appreciate/celebrate the good news of the Gospel without the enduring message of the first section of Romans.
When we think too little or too lightly of our sin and God’s wrath, we will think too little of the cross. We will think too little of Jesus and His gospel. Our affections will be numb. The context of the in breaking of God’s grace is everything. Like Dunkirk without a miracle…With no great plight, there is NO great rescue.