Presentation on theme: "Reflections from Romans 1 Romans 1:1-17 An open message. Sunday, May 20, 2012 Speaker: Gord Hambly."— Presentation transcript:
Reflections from Romans 1 Romans 1:1-17 An open message. Sunday, May 20, 2012 Speaker: Gord Hambly
57 A.D.: Paul writes to the Roman Christians from Corinth [after leaving Philippi] 61 A.D.: Paul writes to the Philippian Christians from Rome A.D.: Nero is the Roman emperor 70 A.D.: the Jews in Jerusalem revolt [66 A.D.] and are eventually captured or slaughtered by the Romans 72 A.D.: construction of the Colosseum begins using many Jewish slaves from the Jewish revolt of A.D.
57 A.D.: Paul writes to the Roman Christians from Corinth [after leaving Philippi] 61 A.D.: Paul writes to the Philippian Christians from Rome A.D.: Nero is the Roman emperor 64 A.D.: the great fire of Rome; Nero blames the Christians and has many of them burned alive. 70 A.D.: the Jews in Jerusalem revolt [66 A.D.]and are eventually captured or slaughtered by the Romans 72 A.D.: construction of the Colosseum begins using many Jewish slaves from the Jewish revolt, A.D.
Rom. 1:1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus,…
Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus…
Rom. 1:1 [a servant of Christ Jesus] called to be an apostle…
Acts 9:3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? 5 Who are you, Lord? Saul asked. I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting, he replied. 6 Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.
Rom. 1:1[called to be an apostle] and set apart for the gospel of God 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David,
Rom. 1:4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.
Philippians 2:5...Christ Jesus 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to deatheven death on a cross!
Rom. 1:5 Through him [Jesus] and for his names sake, we received grace
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the unmerited love and favour of God toward man [Websters dictionary]
Rom. 1:5 [we received grace] and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith
Rom. 1:6 And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ. 7 To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints:
Philippians1:1…To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi
Rom. 1:7…Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.
Rom. 1:9 God, whom I serve with my whole heart in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you 10 in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last by Gods will the way may be opened for me to come to you.
Rom.1:11 I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong 12 that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each others faith.
Rom. 1:13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now) in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles. 14 I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish.
Rom. 1:15 That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are at Rome. 16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
Galatians 3: 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Rom. 1:17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith.
Philippians 3:8 …that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christthe righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.
1 Peter 3:18 For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit,
1.Do you see yourself as a servant of Jesus? 2.Are you willing to do His will, to try to live up to His high calling [saint]? 3.Encourage one person in the faith at the end of the service. 4.If you dont understand about righteousness through faith in Christ, speak to someone today.