Main point summary
Paul is not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, because it is the power of God to salvation and the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith by which the just shall live.
For * I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ,
for * it is the power of God to salvation
for everyone who believes,
* for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
For * in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith;
as it is written, * “The just shall live by faith.”
For I am not ashamed
of the gospel
for it is the power
for the Jew first
and also for the Greek.
For in it the righteousness ... is revealed
as it is written,
“The just shall live
Paul is honored once for all by the link to God through the gospel of Christ. He knows and experienced the gospel as the power of God to salvation not only in his own live but in everyone who believed. He also is continually honored through the gospel as he lives by faith in the righteousness of God. *What does from faith to faith mean? It means that the righteousness of God is revealed on the bases of faith so that it is received by faith. Faith here and generally in the new testament means to trust God and His word, especially God's revelation of Jesus Christ and His complete redemptive work. (SCH2000 note) Believe the gospel and you have all reason to walk upright. You are highly honored with the perfection of God by the King of the universe.
V 16 Questions
Romans 1:16 Not Ashamed of the Gospel Introduction Were you ever ashamed of something? What were you ashamed of? And why were you ashamed of it? Body 1) What was Paul not ashamed of? And why not? a) The gospel of Christ is the power for salvation i) It’s is so glorious, what is the opinion of man against it? b) Can you think of someone in the bible who was ashamed of Jesus? i) Peter Mk 14,71 c) Do you know what Jesus said of someone that is ashamed of Him? i) Mk 8,38 d) How can someone not be ashamed of Jesus? i) 2Tim 1,7-8 Closing I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ because: It is the power of God to save sinners, and The gospel of Christ is much better than what other people think it is.
V 16 Questions 2
Romans 1:16 The Gospel of Jesus Christ Introduction Remind of last week: I am not ashamed Did you ever get a good message, about something that made you happy? What kind of message was it? How did the message make you feel? Body 1) What does the word “gospel” mean? 2) About whom is the good news? 3) What does Jesus mean? 4) What does Christ mean? 5) Tell me about Jesus Christ: a) Was he always there? Was he God? -> Christmas, he took a body b) Why did he come to earth? c) How was the life he lived on earth? Did he honor God? Did he ever sin? d) How did he die? Why did he die? What happened on the Cross? e) Does Jesus live today? f) Where is Jesus today? 6) What does Romans 1,16 say is the Gospel of Christ? a) What does salvation mean? 7) For whom is the Gospel Gods power unto salvation? a) What does believe mean? b) How do we believe? 8) What does “to the Jew first, and also to the Greek” mean?
V 17 Questions
Romans 1, 17 – The Righteousness of God Introduction Were you ever treated unjustly? How did it happen? Why did it happen? Is there absolute right and wrong? Or is everything relative? Who deceits whether something is right or wrong? Body 1) What does it mean, that God is righteous? a) God will judge righteously (Rm 2,2-6) i) Anger over unrighteousness ( Rm 1,18;2,5;2,8;2,16) (1) Unrighteous: Man’s rejection of God (Rm 1,21) (2) Unrighteous: Accusing others shows man’s nature of sin (Rm 2,1;2,15) (3) Unrighteous: Evident by man’s deeds (Rm 2,5) ii) Reward for the righteous (Rm 2,7;2,10;3,12) b) God judges without partiality (Rm 2,11) Conclusion