C A L L E D. Hello Romans. December 02, 2015
The Good News is about his Son. In his earthly life he was born into King David’s family line, and he was shown to be the Son of God when he was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit. His is Jesus Christ our Lord. Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bring GLORY to his name.
CAN I GET AN AMEN!?
I stinking love the words PRIVILEGE and AUTHORITY. We have the privilege to live out our story of grace and tell others so that they can be set free. We have the authority to share about God, his love, forgiveness, and the hope that comes with a personal relationship with the Son of God.
How stinking awesome!!
v 6 - …and YOU are called among those Gentiles.
I wish I had an emoji on my computer. I wanna lift up my hands and shout YES!!! I AM CALLED!!! YOU ARE CALLED!!!
v 7 - we are LOVED by God, we are CALLED to be his own holy people, he WILL give us grace and peace.
This message needs to be shouted out from the roof tops. I was talking to someone the other day and we were both in awe over how confident Satan is. That has been something very heavy on my heart lately. Satan thinks he’s got this. He tempted Jesus, obviously he thinks he’s pretty mighty. And the way the world is going, you would definitely think that he was winning. BUT! BUT! We know that the battle is already won. Amen?! So my question is, what are we doing to ensure that there are as many lives as possible on the winning side? We can do nothing without Christ. Christ has given us the authority, He has given us a calling. What are we doing with it?
vs 8 Paul thanks the Romans because their faith is being talked about ALL OVER THE WORLD.
Who is fired up right now?! Me! Me! Let's PLANT THEM SEEDS world wide. Starting in our own back yards.
vs 9 Paul is in constant prayer to the God he serves with all his heart.
Constant is pretty much non-stop. Can we say the same? I talked to myself all the time. It goes with that whole introvert, no friends, imaginary friend, childhood thing. CRAZY PERSON!! But lucky me, the habit was formed and now instead of talking to me, I am talking to Him and He has always been listening but now I am saying something with purpose, directed to the God who hears and sees ALL, and still loves me. Prayer isn't for right before bed or right when you wake up. He wants to hear from us all the time!
"For I am not ashamed of the Good News, about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes - the Jew first and also the Gentile. This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.” Romans 1:16-17