SCRIPTURES TO READ: Romans 1:1-7
PAUL, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures, 3 concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh, 4 who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord, 5 through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His name’s sake, 6 among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ; 7 to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
QUESTIONS TO ANSWER:
- Paul provides his credentials to the Romans. Identify three of them. (V1)
- Provide some observations that can be gleaned about the nature of the Gospel in vv2-4.
- What was the specific reason that God had called Paul to be the Apostle to the Gentiles? (v5)
- What term does Paul use to describe these Christians in Rome? (v7)