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Three “I Ams” We All Need Rom. 1:14-17. 14 I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. 15 So, as much as is in me, I am.

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1 Three “I Ams” We All Need Rom. 1:14-17

2 14 I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. 15 So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith.“ Rom. 1:14-17

3 The “I ams” in the Bible God used these words at the burning bush Jesus used them in His teaching: Resurrection, way, truth, life Door, good shepherd, light, bread, vine Paul used them in his letter to Rome Three “I ams” we all need

4 Three “I ams” We All Need I am debtor to all mankind

5 14 I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. Rom. 1:14

6 The Debt We Can Never Repay “We love Him because...” 1 John 4:19 The words express thankfulness

7 12 What shall I render to the LORD For all His benefits toward me? Psalm 116:12

8 The Debt We Can Never Repay “We love Him because...” 1 John 4:19 The words express thankfulness Greeks & barbarians, wise & unwise We must always “see souls” We owe a debt to all souls we see

9 Three “I ams” We All Need I am debtor to all mankind I am ready to preach to all men

10 14 I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. 15 So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also. Rom. 1:14-15

11 I Am Ready to Pay the Debt Preparing to get ready Inspiration or perspiration The prayer of readiness Illustrated in the life of Paul

12 24 From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; 26 in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; 27 in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness— 28 besides the other things, what comes upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches. 2 Cor. 11:24-28

13 Three “I ams” We All Need I am debtor to all mankind I am ready to preach to all men I am not ashamed before all men

14 14 I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. 15 So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. Rom. 1:14-16

15 Not Ashamed to Pay the Debt Good to be “afraid” Crippling fear is not from God Illustrated in the life of Paul At Damascus Before Elymas On all his missionary journeys Before rulers, kings and Nero

16 6 For I am ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing. 2 Tim. 4:6-8

17 Preparing to Meet God Believe in HimJohn 3:16 Turn (repent) from sinLuke 13:3 Confess ChristRom. 10:9 Baptized into ChristGal. 3:27 Added to His Kingdom, Church, FAMILY Be faithful until deathRev. 2:10


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