3 things that struck me in Romans 1:1-7

You are called!

Three things that struck me about the first seven verses of St. Paul’s letter to the Romans (1:1-7):

1. HE WAS CLEAR ABOUT WHO HE IS

– Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ (v1)

– an apostle, called and set apart for God’s Good News (v1); {he encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus; in his time, gospel signifies good news which means victory; [Jesus’ victory]}

2. HE WAS CLEAR ABOUT THE ONE HE SERVES

– Jesus Christ (v1), the Son, born in the flesh, a descendant of David (v3), the Son of God (v4); {the Son of God, made man, to share our condition, who died and resurrected; through him, we received grace and mission for people to accept the faith}

– God [the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] (v1, v4, v7)

3. HE WAS CLEAR ABOUT THE NEWS HE AIMS TO SHARE

– (God’s Good News) the very promises he foretold through his prophets in the sacred Scriptures (v2)

– regarding his (God’s) son, who was born in the flesh a descendant of David (v3) and has been recognized as the Son of God, endowed with Power, upon rising from the dead, through the Holy Spirit. (v4)

– Through him, Jesus Christ, our Lord, and for the sake of his name, we received grace, and mission in all the nations, for them to accept the faith. (v5)

– You are elected of Christ, you are part of them [the nations, to accept the faith] (v6, 5)

– You are beloved of God, called to be holy (v6)

– May God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ, give you grace and peace. (v7)

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Father God, help me.

to understand who I am

to understand who You are

and to understand what I need to do.

Fill me with Your grace. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Published by Chris Dao-anis

I help Filipino coaches, trainers & speakers deliver impactful presentations and write books to further reach and credibility.

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