Your faith and your heart
Romans 1:8-15
Paul begins with thanksgiving because of the widely known faith of the Roman Christians.
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Paul begins with thanksgiving because of the widely known faith of the Roman Christians. Side note: another "all the world" example in Scripture that does not equate to "ALL the world." There were definitely some people in China or Australasia for example that wouldn't even have heard of Rome. Reflection: The faith of the Romans were well known. They didn't have apostolic foundations and evidence suggest it was a "lay" ministry. Nevertheless they were famous for their faith. Contrary to other places who are blessed with apostolic teaching and yet are filled with all sorts of carnality (Corinth). Likewise today so many of us living in first world nations have all the resources at our disposal. We have seminaries, professors, pastors/preachers, tons of books, concordances, dictionaries, etc etc. Even with all this we might be less pious than some in the unknown jungles, struggling even to survive yet their faith in God far surpasses us. What is of the most importance? Knowledge of God or simply the desire for God. The ESV study bible writes, God is my witness. Paul appeals to God to hold him accountable if he is saying anything false. Paul's prayers are clear. He wants to go to Rome. The reason for that is following, Verse 11a "impart to you spiritual gift to strengthen you" is explained by the proceeding verse 12. The whole idea is that Paul might encourage the believers there and in turn be encouraged. I don't think there is any special significance to "impart spiritual gift" other than the encouragement they would exchange. Reflection: The pastoral heart is always to strengthen, build up, and encourage the sheep. Paul, strict as he was in teaching, doctrine, and praxis, always approached in a pastoral manner. Romans 12 "I plead with you brethren" carries with it the notion of a pastor pleading with his people not on the basis of the authority of his position but because of their relationship as brothers in Christ. We always need to remember this. In the same manner, this is not a way one street. Paul says "that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith." Never be to "high up" that we think we can never learn from those under us. Being a teacher often increases the risk of becoming prideful and lose our ability and humility in learning from others. This wraps up the situation that Paul is in and his desires. However the result was that Paul was continually prevented to accomplish it. Notice Paul address "in order that I may reap some harvest among you as well as ... the gentiles." The direct address was to Jews. Paul always maintained this order everywhere he went. Nevertheless Paul explains himself. Offering the primary reason for his desires - he was under obligation to all, not just the Jews. As in Romans 1, Paul a slave of Christ, Paul clearly shows his motivation behind everything - he is called by God. Therefore verse 15, Paul is eager to preach the gospel in Rome. Rom. 1:15 Why would Paul preach the gospel to people who were already Christians? For Paul “the gospel” is not just a call to initial saving faith but also a call to continue in a daily walk of faith (6:4; 8:4; 2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 5:6).
10000000012398 12398 Notes 2009-09-19 07:27:20 2010-02-12 08:58:24 Paul begins with thanksgiving because of the widely known faith of the Roman Christians. Side note: another "all the world" example in Scripture that does not equate to "ALL the world." There were definitely some people in China or Australasia for example that wouldn't even have heard of Rome. Reflection: The faith of the Romans were well known. They didn't have apostolic foundations and evidence suggest it was a "lay" ministry. Nevertheless they were famous for their faith. Contrary to other places who are blessed with apostolic teaching and yet are filled with all sorts of carnality (Corinth). Likewise today so many of us living in first world nations have all the resources at our disposal. We have seminaries, professors, pastors/preachers, tons of books, concordances, dictionaries, etc etc. Even with all this we might be less pious than some in the unknown jungles, struggling even to survive yet their faith in God far surpasses us. What is of the most importance? Knowledge of God or simply the desire for God. The ESV study bible writes, God is my witness. Paul appeals to God to hold him accountable if he is saying anything false. Paul's prayers are clear. He wants to go to Rome. The reason for that is following, Verse 11a "impart to you spiritual gift to strengthen you" is explained by the proceeding verse 12. The whole idea is that Paul might encourage the believers there and in turn be encouraged. I don't think there is any special significance to "impart spiritual gift" other than the encouragement they would exchange. Reflection: The pastoral heart is always to strengthen, build up, and encourage the sheep. Paul, strict as he was in teaching, doctrine, and praxis, always approached in a pastoral manner. Romans 12 "I plead with you brethren" carries with it the notion of a pastor pleading with his people not on the basis of the authority of his position but because of their relationship as brothers in Christ. We always need to remember this. In the same manner, this is not a way one street. Paul says "that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith." Never be to "high up" that we think we can never learn from those under us. Being a teacher often increases the risk of becoming prideful and lose our ability and humility in learning from others. This wraps up the situation that Paul is in and his desires. However the result was that Paul was continually prevented to accomplish it. Notice Paul address "in order that I may reap some harvest among you as well as ... the gentiles." The direct address was to Jews. Paul always maintained this order everywhere he went. Nevertheless Paul explains himself. Offering the primary reason for his desires - he was under obligation to all, not just the Jews. As in Romans 1, Paul a slave of Christ, Paul clearly shows his motivation behind everything - he is called by God. Therefore verse 15, Paul is eager to preach the gospel in Rome. Rom. 1:15 Why would Paul preach the gospel to people who were already Christians? For Paul “the gospel” is not just a call to initial saving faith but also a call to continue in a daily walk of faith (6:4; 8:4; 2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 5:6). notes
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Romans
Romans 1:8-15
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Πρῶτον μὲν εὐχαριστῶ τῷ θεῶ μου διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ περὶ πάντων ὑμῶν,
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you,
ὅτι ἡ πίστις ὑμῶν καταγγέλλεται ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ κόσμῳ.
because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.
ground
μάρτυς γάρ μού ἐστιν ὁ θεός, ᾧ λατρεύω ἐν τῷ πνεύματί μου ἐν τῷ εὐαγγελίῳ τοῦ υἱοῦ
For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son,
αὐτοῦ, ὡς ἀδιαλείπτως μνείαν ὑμῶν ποιοῦμαι πάντοτε ἐπὶ τῶν προσευχῶν μου,
that without ceasing I mention you always in my prayers,
δεόμενος εἴπως ἤδη ποτὲ εὐοδωθήσομαι ἐν τῷ θελήματι τοῦ θεοῦ ἐλθεῖν πρὸς ὑμᾶς.
asking that somehow by God's will I may now at last succeed in coming to you.
actionpurpose
bilateral
ἐπιποθῶ γὰρ ἰδεῖν ὑμᾶς,
For I long to see you,
ἵνα τι μεταδῶ χάρισμα ὑμῖν πνευματικὸν εἰς τὸ στηριχθῆναι ὑμᾶς,
that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you--
τοῦτο δέ ἐστιν συνπαρακληθῆναι ἐν ὑμῖν διὰ τῆς ἐν ἀλλήλοις πίστεως ὑμῶν τε καὶ ἐμοῦ.
that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine.
ideaexplanation
οὐ θέλω δὲ ὑμᾶς ἀγνοεῖν, ἀδελφοί, ὅτι πολλάκις προεθέμην ἐλθεῖν πρὸς ὑμᾶς,
I want you to know, brothers, that I have often intended to come to you (but thus far have been prevented),
καὶ ἐκωλύθην ἄχρι τοῦ δεῦρο, ἵνα τινὰ καρπὸν σχῶ καὶ ἐν ὑμῖν καθὼς καὶ ἐν τοῖς λοιποῖς ἔθνεσιν.
in order that I may reap some harvest among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles.
situationresponse
Ἕλλησίν τε
I am under obligation
καὶ βαρβάροις, σοφοῖς τε
both to Greeks and to barbarians,
καὶ ἀνοήτοις ὀφειλέτης εἰμί·
both to the wise and to the foolish.
actionmanner
οὕτως τὸ κατ’ ἐμὲ πρόθυμον καὶ ὑμῖν τοῖς ἐν Ῥώμῃ εὐαγγελίσασθαι.
So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.
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10000000012398 12398 Arc 2009-09-19 07:27:20 2010-02-12 08:58:24 editing Romans 1 8 1 15 Romans 1:8-15 45 NT tisch esv i227470 i227471 i227472 i227473 i227474 i227475 i227456 Πρῶτον μὲν εὐχαριστῶ τῷ θεῶ μου διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ περὶ πάντων ὑμῶν, First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, i227457 ὅτι ἡ πίστις ὑμῶν καταγγέλλεται ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ κόσμῳ. because your faith is proclaimed in all the world. ground 1 i227458 μάρτυς γάρ μού ἐστιν ὁ θεός, ᾧ λατρεύω ἐν τῷ πνεύματί μου ἐν τῷ εὐαγγελίῳ τοῦ υἱοῦ For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, i227476 i227459 αὐτοῦ, ὡς ἀδιαλείπτως μνείαν ὑμῶν ποιοῦμαι πάντοτε ἐπὶ τῶν προσευχῶν μου, that without ceasing I mention you always in my prayers, i227460 δεόμενος εἴπως ἤδη ποτὲ εὐοδωθήσομαι ἐν τῷ θελήματι τοῦ θεοῦ ἐλθεῖν πρὸς ὑμᾶς. asking that somehow by God's will I may now at last succeed in coming to you. actionpurpose 2 bilateral 1 i227477 i227478 i227461 ἐπιποθῶ γὰρ ἰδεῖν ὑμᾶς, For I long to see you, i227462 ἵνα τι μεταδῶ χάρισμα ὑμῖν πνευματικὸν εἰς τὸ στηριχθῆναι ὑμᾶς, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you-- actionpurpose 2 i227463 τοῦτο δέ ἐστιν συνπαρακληθῆναι ἐν ὑμῖν διὰ τῆς ἐν ἀλλήλοις πίστεως ὑμῶν τε καὶ ἐμοῦ. that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine. ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 i227479 i227464 οὐ θέλω δὲ ὑμᾶς ἀγνοεῖν, ἀδελφοί, ὅτι πολλάκις προεθέμην ἐλθεῖν πρὸς ὑμᾶς, I want you to know, brothers, that I have often intended to come to you (but thus far have been prevented), i227465 καὶ ἐκωλύθην ἄχρι τοῦ δεῦρο, ἵνα τινὰ καρπὸν σχῶ καὶ ἐν ὑμῖν καθὼς καὶ ἐν τοῖς λοιποῖς ἔθνεσιν. in order that I may reap some harvest among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles. actionpurpose 2 situationresponse 2 i227480 i227466 Ἕλλησίν τε I am under obligation i227481 i227467 καὶ βαρβάροις, σοφοῖς τε both to Greeks and to barbarians, i227468 καὶ ἀνοήτοις ὀφειλέτης εἰμί· both to the wise and to the foolish. actionmanner 1 ground 1 i227469 οὕτως τὸ κατ’ ἐμὲ πρόθυμον καὶ ὑμῖν τοῖς ἐν Ῥώμῃ εὐαγγελίσασθαι. So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome. inference 2 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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