Trevin Wax is building a collection of Gospel definitions. See here. This will be a valuable resource for our Romans Project at church given the centrality of the Gospel in Romans.
I gave a summary of the Gospel here.
For our church family, recall that when Paul wrote Romans he sought to address a wide range of issues through the Gospel. Paul knew that the Gospel is the fundamental solution for all of life.
When Paul wrote Romans, he was addressing a wide range of issues.
Romans is a missions support letter. Paul’s intent was to stop in Rome and to then continue on to Spain with the help of the church in Roman (Romans 15:24).
The church in Rome was facing a conflict between the majority Gentile Christians and the Jewish Christians. Throughout Romans, Paul seeks to show the proper resolution of this conflict.
As is always the case, he wrote to sinful people. He warned against those who are divisive (Romans 16:17 ff).
In Romans 16:20 he reminded his readers that Satan is real, but that we can trust God to crush him.