Romans 016: Romans Chapter 1 - The Purpose of Pauls Ministry

ANCF-549-130818 - length: 67:00 - taught on Aug, 18 2013

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a Christian Church

For this reason (because Jews and Gentiles in the Church Age are a new spiritual species) I (Paul) bow my knees (in prayer) before (God) the Father,//from whom every family in heaven (the angels) and (every family) on earth (humans) derives its name…
…that He (God the Father) would grant you (believers in Christ), according to (His glorious) riches, to be strengthened (and able to overcome resistance) with (enabling) power through His Spirit (God the Holy Spirit), (strengthened) in the inner man (the innermost being)…
…so that (the Lord Jesus) Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted (in Christ) and grounded (in the Word of God) in (the sphere of unconditional) love…
…may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth (how wide) and (the) length (how long) and (the) height (how high) and (the) depth (how deep…the unconditional love of Christ goes)…
…and to know (ginosko…through experience) the (unconditional) love of Christ which surpasses (academic) knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
Now to Him (God the Father) who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the (enabling) power that works within us…
…to Him (God the Father) be the glory in the church and in (union with) Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
I can do all things through Him (the Lord Jesus Christ) who strengthens me (with enabling power).
Of this church (age) I (Pastor Rory Clark) was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit (for the members of Barah Ministries), so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God…
…that is, the (preaching about the) mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested (made clearly visible…revealed to all, especially) to His (the Lord Jesus Christ’s) saints (His believers in Christ in the Church Age)…
…to whom God (the Father) willed to make known what is the (glorious and blazing splendor of the) riches of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in(dwelling) you, the hope (the absolute confidence) of (your future) glory (a resurrection body to match your resurrection life).
We (Paul and Timothy and Pastor Rory) proclaim Him (the Lord Jesus Christ), admonishing (counseling and warning) every man and teaching every man with all (biblical) wisdom, so that we may present every man complete (as mature believers who are) in (union with) Christ.
For this purpose also I (Pastor Rory Clark) labor (work like a dog), striving (agonizing like an athlete) according to His (enabling) power, which mightily works within me.


Romans 1 - The Purpose of Paul’s Ministry 

Chapter 1 (32 Verses)
Verses 1 to 7
Verses 8 to 15
Prayer for the Purpose of Paul’s Ministry
Verses 16 to 17
The Gospel is the Means of Salvation, by Grace Through Faith In Christ 
Verses 18 to 32
God’s Wrath Against the Sin of Unbelief
First, I thank my God (the Father in prayer) through Jesus Christ(’s name) for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world (all over the Roman Empire).
Senatus Populusque Romanus
For God (the Father), whom I (Paul) serve in my (human) spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son (the Lord Jesus Christ), is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you (believers in Rome…in intercessory prayer)…
…always in my prayers making request (petition for self as well), if perhaps now at last by the will of God I may succeed in coming to you.
For I (Paul) long to see you (believers in Rome) so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established…
…that is, that I (Paul) may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us (encouraged) by the other’s faith, both yours and mine.
I do not want you to be unaware, brethren (believers in Rome), that often I have planned to come to you (and have been prevented so far…I want to come) so that I may obtain some fruit among you also, even as (I obtain fruit) among the rest of the Gentiles.
I am under obligation both to Greeks (people who speak Greek) and to barbarians (people who don’t speak Greek), both to the wise (believers) and to the foolish (unbelievers).
So, for my part, I am eager to preach the gospel (as a minster) to you also who are in Rome.
He is Able
When I Think About Home 
But on the contrary, seeing that I (Paul) had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised (the Gentiles), just as Peter had been (entrusted with the gospel) to the circumcised (the Jewish race)…
Romans, Chapter 1, Verses 8 to 15
What is faith?
Romans, Chapter 1, Verses 8 to 15
What is prayer?
Romans, Chapter 1, Verses 8 to 15
What does Paul mean when he says “that you may be established” in verse eleven?
Romans, Chapter 1, Verses 8 to 15
What does Paul mean when he says he is “under obligation to the wise and to the foolish” in verse fourteen?
Romans, Chapter 1, Verses 8 to 15
What is “the gospel” that Paul is speaking of in verse fifteen?
Romans, Chapter 1, Verses 8 to 15
What is faith?
He (the Lord Jesus Christ) presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field…”
“…and this (mustard seed) is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the (other) garden plants and (it) becomes a tree (12-15 feet tall in one season), so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR come and NEST IN ITS BRANCHES.”
When they (Jesus and his inner circle, Peter, James and John) came to the crowd, a man came up to (the Lord) Jesus (Christ), falling on his knees before Him and saying…
“Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is a lunatic (a person with epilepsy) and is very ill; for he often falls into the fire and often (falls) into the water (with seizures…MAR 9:18).”
“I brought him to Your disciples, and they could not cure him.”
And Jesus answered and said, “You unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him here to Me.”
And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured at once.
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not drive it out?”
And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.”
2 CO 5:7
…for we (believers in Christ) walk by faith, not by sight — 
So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.”
Romans, Chapter 1, Verses 8 to 15
What is prayer?
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
“For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”
“Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone?”
“Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?”
“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!”
Sweet Nothings 
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