Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

The Gospel in Romans: Paul’s Passion – The Letter’s Theme

I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. 15 So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”  Romans 1:14-17

A. Apostle Paul: Gospel Labor from Gospel Passion

Romans 1:14-16a

1. Gospel Responsibility

Romans 1:14, 1 Cor. 9:16, Matt. 28:18-20, Eph. 3:8

2. Gospel Labor

Romans 1:15, 1 Cor. 15:1, 1 Thess. 2:8-9, 2 Cor. 11:24-28, 1 Peter 3:15, 2 Tim. 4:2

3. Gospel Boldness

Rom. 1:16, Acts 4:13, Acts 4:31, Phil. 1:20, Luke 9:26