Text: Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; (Romans 1:1-3)
Tweet: A true servant and representative of Jesus Christ is a preacher of the Gospel, which is the Good News of God foretold by His prophets and fulfilled by His Son, who He sent into this world as the seed of David to forever reign on David’s throne.
Text: First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. (Romans 1:8)
Tweet: Christians should practice their Christian profession in such an exemplarily way as to produce a world-renowned Christian Faith.
Text: For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles. (Romans 1:9-13)
Tweet: Ceaselessly praying for and meeting with our fellow Christians is critical to our mutual edification.
Text: By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 1:5-7)
Tweet: As saints, those who have received God’s grace and been called by God’s Son, we are to exalt Christ’s name by leading others into obedience to our Christian Faith.
Text: For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:16)
Tweet: No saint should ever be ashamed to preach the Gospel, for it is the powerful means by which God saves the immortal souls of all who profess its propositional truths.
Text: For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. (Romans 1:17)
Tweet: The Gospel reveals that righteousness —being right with God and living
right before God— commences with and is continued by our faith in Christ.
Text: And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: (Romans 1:4)
Tweet: A man claiming to be God and promising to prove it by conquering the grave is undoubtedly proven to be who He clams to be by His resurrection from the dead.
Text: And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. (Romans 1:23-25)
Tweet: To exchange the worship of the Creator for the worship of created things is not only to spiritually shortchange yourself, but also to swap spiritual experience for sensual enslavement.
Text: I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. (Romans 1:14-15)
Tweet: As the lone stewards of the world’s only hope of salvation— the Gospel of Jesus Christ—Christians are debtors to the whole world. Therefore, we should be ready to preach the Gospel to anyone, anywhere, at anytime.
Text: For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, (Romans 1:18-22)
Tweet: It takes an inexcusable imbecile to deny the existence of an intelligent Creator while surrounded by the incontrovertible evidence of an intricately designed creation.