Romans 007: Romans Chapter 1 - Paul's Resume: The Least of the Apostles and a Minister of the Gospel

ANCF-537-130728 - length: 67:41 - taught on Jul, 28 2013

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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us (believers in Christ) with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in (union with) Christ,//just as He (God the Father) chose us (to be) in (union with) Him (the Lord Jesus Christ) before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him (the Father). In (unconditional) love…
 
He (God the Father) predestined us (believers in Christ) to adoption as (adult) sons through (the agency of) Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His (God the Father’s) will,//to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He (God the Father) freely bestowed on us in the Beloved (the Lord Jesus Christ).
 
 

TODAY’S STUDY

Romans Chapter 1 -Paul’s Resume:  The Least of the Apostles and a Minister of the Gospel

 
Paul, a bond-servant (slave) of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart (by God) for the (dissemination of the) gospel (message) of God…
 
…which (message) He (God the Father) promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures (of the Old Testament)…
 
…(a message) concerning His (God the Father) Son (the Lord), who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh (as true humanity… Jesus Christ)…
 
…who was declared the Son of God with (enabling) power by the resurrection from the dead, according to (the power of the God who is) the Spirit of holiness…   (This) Jesus Christ our Lord…
 
…through whom we (Paul) have received (from God both) grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His (the Lord Jesus Christ’s) name’s sake (for His benefit)…
 
…among whom you (as believers in Christ) also are the called of Jesus Christ…
 
…to all who are (the) beloved of God (believers in Christ) in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and (from) the Lord Jesus Christ.
 
I (Paul) myself might have confidence even in the flesh (even though we should not have confidence in the flesh). If anyone else has a mind to put confidence in the flesh, I (should have that confidence) far more…// (I was) circumcised (on) the eighth day, (I am) of the nation of Israel, (I am) of the tribe of Benjamin, (I am) a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the (Mosaic) Law, (I am) a Pharisee;//as to zeal, (I am) a persecutor of the church…
 
PAUL’S RESUME 
Persecutor of the Church 
The Least of the Apostles 
A Minister of the Gospel 
A Bond Servant (doulos) 
A Called One 
One with the Spiritual Gift of Apostle 
The Apostle to the Gentiles 
A Pharisee 
An Author
The Standard for Imperfection
 
 
PAUL’S RESUME
Persecutor of the Church 
The Least of All the Apostles
 
For I (Paul) am the least of the apostles, and (I am) not fit (qualified) to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
 
But by the grace of God I am (and always will be) what I am (by means of His grace), and His grace toward me did not prove vain (a bad decision); but I labored even more than all of them (the other apostles), yet not I (in the energy of the flesh doing the labor), but the grace of God with(in) me (doing the work).
 
PAUL’S RESUME 
Persecutor of the Church 
The Least of All the Apostles
A Minister of the Gospel 
 
For I (Paul) would have you know, brethren (believers in Christ in the Galatian region), that the gospel (message) which was preached by me is not according to man (it did not come from man).
 
For I (Paul) neither received it (the gospel message) from man, nor was I taught it (the gospel message by a man), but I received it (the gospel message) through a (direct) revelation of Jesus Christ.
 
All Scripture is inspired by God (theoneustos) and (is) profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;//so that the man of God may be adequate (mature), equipped (thoroughly furnished) for every good work.
 
BREAK
Holy is the Lord
When I Think About Home 
 
PAUL’S RESUME 
Persecutor of the Church 
The Least of All the Saints
A Minister of the Gospel 
 
Now I (Paul) make known (by communicating) to you (for your benefit), brethren (believers in Christ), the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received (you believed), in which also you stand (you are saved once, and for all time, and can't lose it)…
 
…by which (gospel message) also you are saved (by God…you received salvation), if (1) you hold fast the word which I preached to you (and you did), unless you believed in vain (which you didn’t).
 
For I (Paul) delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that (the Lord Jesus) Christ died ( a spiritual death and a physical death) for our sins according to the Scriptures…
 
…and that He (the Lord Jesus Christ) was buried, and that He (the Lord Jesus Christ) was raised (in resurrection from the dead) on the third day according to the Scriptures…
 
…and that He appeared to Cephas (Simon Peter), then to the twelve (the apostles).
 
After that He (the Lord Jesus Christ) appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain (alive) until (right) now (at this moment), but some have fallen asleep (died physically)…
 
…then He (the Lord Jesus Christ) appeared to James, then to all the apostles…
 
…and last of all, as to one untimely born, He (the Lord Jesus Christ) appeared to me also.
 
For I (Paul) am the least of the apostles, and (I am) not fit (qualified) to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
 
But by the grace of God I am (and always will be) what I am (by means of His grace), and His grace toward me did not prove vain (a bad decision); but I labored even more than all of them (the other apostles), yet not I (in the energy of the flesh doing the labor), but the grace of God with(in) me (doing the work).
 

THE GOSPEL MESSAGE

The Good News to Unbelievers Concerning Jesus Christ’s Sacrifice on Your Behalf

 
“What do you think about 
the Christ (the Messiah)?”
 
 
But God (the Father) demonstrates His own (unconditional) love toward us (all mankind), in that while we were yet sinners (as unbelievers), (the Lord Jesus) Christ died for us.
 
“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”
 
For as in (union with) Adam all (creatures) die (spiritually)…so also in (union with) Christ all (creatures) will be made (spiritually) alive (born again).
 
For He Himself (the Lord Jesus Christ) is our peace, who made both groups (Jews and Gentiles) into one (group) and (who) broke down the barrier of the dividing wall…
 
For He (God the Father) rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son (the Lord Jesus Christ),//in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
 
The Lord is not slow about His promise (of a chance at salvation), as some count slowness (as some accuse), but (the Lord) is patient toward you (unbelievers), not wishing for any to perish (in the Lake of Fire) but for all to come to repentance (a change of mind about the Lord Jesus Christ).
 
(The Lord) Jesus Christ said, “I am the way (to salvation), (I am) the truth (through the Word of God) and (I am) the (eternal) life; no one comes to the Father, but through (believing in) Me.”
 
Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved, you and (everyone in) your household (who also believes).
 
“He (anyone) who believes in the Son (the Lord Jesus Christ) has eternal life...but he who does not obey (the command to believe in) the Son (the Lord Jesus Christ) will not see (eternal) life (in heaven) but the wrath of God (the Lake of Fire) abides on him.”
 
And I give eternal life to them (believers in Christ), and they (believers) shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them (believers) out of My hand.
 
But if (1) it (salvation) is by grace (and it is), it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace (a free gift) is no longer grace (a free gift).
 
And he (the repentant thief) was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!”
 
And He (the Lord Jesus Christ) said to him (the repentant thief), “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.”
 
CLOSING SONG
I Live for You 
 
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