The power and sufficiency of the Gospel: Part 3

The gospel teaches us to love God and others (v.9 – 10a)

God, whom I serve with my whole heart in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you 10in my prayers at all times; NIV

The Apostle Paul has already poured out his heart in the preceding verse in thanks to God for the Roman believers. Here, he continues in that line to emphasize his relationship with the Roman believers. Since Paul had not yet been to Rome at this time (v. 10b), he probably had not met the majority of believers in Rome. But the Apostle knows one or two sure ways in which he is related to the Roman believers.

The power and sufficiency of the Gospel: Part 2

We grow by the gospel Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. NIV Paul opens this section of the letter by indicating that he is thankful to God for the Romans. “First” is not used as in numbering here but to indicate importance. Before the believers at Rome can know anything, they must be aware that Paul is thankful to God for them. This not only prepares them to hear what Paul is about to say, but it also encourages them in their…

The Power and Sufficiency of the Gospel (Romans 1:8-17)

Part 1: Introduction Romans 1:8-17 Romans is a great book. It is great not merely because of Apostle Paul’s solid argumentation and presentation, but because of the revealed power of God in it. The book is self-attesting: it speaks of “the gospel” is which God’s power unto salvation (1:16). Throughout the book, Paul shows that this power operates mainly in a twofold manner: on one edge, it reveals the lost and sinful condition of mankind (1:18-31, ch. 2, 3:9-20, 23), and on the other edge, it unveils the justifying and sanctifying righteousness of God (1:17; 3:21-22, 24-31; 4:1-5:1; ch. 8)….

The Gospel

In Romans 1:16-17, we find that the topic of the gospel is one of unmatched significance. Paul writes that “it is the power is God unto salvation … and that … in it, God’s righteousness is revealed.” Surely, something of this magnitude demands the attention of all of us. What does the Bible affirm about the Gospel? First things first; What is the gospel? In 1 Cor 15:1-8, the Apostle Paul reminds us of the kind of the gospel he preached to the church in Corinth. Two things are to be noted in this passage for our understating of the…