While studying for a talk on Romans 1:8-17 for our o n e 8 0 youth group, I came across this golden quote about 1:16 in John Phillips’ commentary on the book:

“The world does not need a better system of education, more social reform, new ideas in religion. It needs the gospel. The gospel message grips the mind, stabs, the conscience, warms the heart, saves the soul, and sanctifies the life. It can make drunken men sober, crooked men straight and profligate women pure. It is a message sufficient to transform the life of any who believe.”