The apostle Paul wrote Romans to a predominately Gentile church (Romans 1:13) probably in the spring of 57 AD toward the end of his third missionary journey. It was written for the purpose of making the gospel and salvation clear (Romans 1:1, 9, 16-17, chapters 1-8).

While accomplishing the main theme, Paul wanted to explain how Israel fits into God’s plan (Romans 9-11) and how believing Jews and Gentiles should live out true spiritual worship in the New Covenant period (Romans 12-16). We seek to grow in our understanding of the things that God has planned for us through the gospel that has been given to us.