In his epistle to the Romans, Paul writes a detailed explanation of the gospel to a church divided by cultural tensions. The Jews and Gentiles of the early Roman church are struggling to move past their differences and understand what it means to be followers of Christ. So, Paul unpacks the truth—we are all trapped in sin, and only faith in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection can give us right standing before God. By God’s mercy, we are not only united in our brokenness; we can be united in Christ.