Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Do you know who you are in CHRIST? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show the need to know who we are in CHRIST. IV. TEXT: Romans 1:1 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) This letter is from Paul,
Do you know who you are in CHRIST?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show the need to know who we are in CHRIST.
Romans 1:1 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
This letter is from Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, chosen by God to be an apostle and sent out to preach his Good News.
We are all called to be saints in CHRIST.
Paul's intro to the Romans
A. Author: Apostle Paul
B. Date written: 57 A.D.
C. Purpose: Preparation for the Roman christians for Paul's awaited visit.
D. To whom written: Christians at Rome
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Know who you are in CHRIST
"This letter is from Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus"
1. We are set free from law of sin and death.
Romans 8:2 (New King James Version)
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
2. No more condemnation for us.
Romans 8:1 (New King James Version)
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
3. We are godly and will suffer persecution because of the LORD JESUS CHRIST
2 Timothy 3:12 (New King James Version)
Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
4. We are blessed with spiritual blessings in the heavenly realms in CHRIST JESUS
Ephesians 1:3 (New International Version)
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
and a lot, lot more.
B. Know your calling
"chosen by God to be an apostle"
Paul - called to be an apostle of GOD
Romans - called to be saints
We are all called to be saints. Don't ever doubt your calling in CHRIST.
Romans 1:7 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
I am writing to all of you in Rome who are loved by God and are called to be his own holy people. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
1 Corinthians 1:26 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you.
Ephesians 1:18 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.
C. Know your purpose
"sent out to preach his Good News"
Paul knows who he is in CHRIST, knows his calling and knows his purpose.
1. Set apart for GOD's Gospel.
Aren't we all are?
Exodus 23:25 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
“You must serve only the Lord your God. If you do, I will bless you with food and water, and I will protect you from illness.
Hebrews 12:28 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.
Deuteronomy 10:12 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the Lord your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul.
Know who you are in CHRIST, your calling in CHRIST and your purpose in CHRIST.
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