The Story of God in Romans & Galatians

“God long ago gave trustworthy promises to Abraham, promising to bless all nations. God gave the Law to Israel as an intermediary measure until the time when the promises were to be fulfilled. In the fullness of time, God sent his Son to rescue human beings from slavery and sin, through his faithful death. God raised Jesus from the dead. God calls and justifies Jews and Gentiles alike, who join together in a new reconciled community, the church, where God is at work. God supplies the Spirit to the members of this community, empowering them to walk in newness of life. God will ultimately judge the world and reveal his eschatological glory.”

Richard Hays, “The God of Mercy Who Rescues Us from the Present Evil Age,” 139