Paul writes the book of Romans, Romans 1:1-17

Romans was written by Paul from Corinth December – February AD56-AD57 as his sixth letter and the seventh New Testament book written. Paul was thoroughly trained in Hebrew and Greek couture and thinking and was one of the great minds of human history with a great vocabulary at his disposal like the prophet Isiah.

Paul wrote this letter near the end of his third trip.

The letter is about righteous living:- that we are righteous only in Jesus the Messiah who is able to forgive sins.

An interesting fact Paul writes that Israel is in God’s plans and that has not changed and still applies today.

Background Reading:

The book of Romans – Greetings from Paul

1:1 From: Paul, a servant of Jesus the Messiah, called to be an apostle and set apart for God’s gospel, 2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son. He was a descendant of David with respect to his humanity 4 and was declared by the resurrection from the dead to be the powerful Son of God according to the spirit of holiness—Jesus the Messiah, our Lord. 5 Through him we received grace and a commission as an apostle to bring about faithful obedience among all the gentiles for the sake of his name. 6 You, too, are among those who have been called to belong to Jesus the Messiah.

7 To: Everyone in Rome, loved by God and called to be holy.

May grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be yours!

Paul’s Prayer and Desire to Visit Rome

8 First of all, I thank my God through Jesus the Messiah for all of you, because the news about your faith is being reported throughout the world. 9 For God, whom I serve with my spirit by preaching the gospel about his Son, is my witness how constantly I mention you 10 in my prayers at all times, asking that somehow by God’s will I may at last succeed in coming to you. 11 For I am longing to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong, 12 that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.

13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that I often planned to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now), so that I might reap a harvest among you, just as I have among the rest of the gentiles. 14 Both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to foolish people, I am a debtor. 15 That is why I am so eager to proclaim the gospel to you who live in Rome, too.

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for the salvation of everyone who believes, of the Jew first and of the Greek as well. 17 For in the gospel God’s righteousness is being revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, “The righteous will live by faith.”
Romans 1:1-17
Read the whole Book of Romans 1:1-16:27.


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