Romans 3:9-20
"Silent Before God"

Here Paul comes to the conclusion of the first major section of Romans in which he has been arguing for the universal problem of sin.  The argument leaves all of us standing in the prisoner’s dock before God, exposed as guilty and without excuse — in silence.  But though that is where this part of Paul’s letter concludes, this is not where we are left.  In Jesus and through his work on the cross, the power of the gospel breaks in and sets free all who put their faith in him.