Your identity and motivation
Romans 1:1-7
I delineated the first verse to catch the idea of the distinctive-ness of Paul.
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I delineated the first verse to catch the idea of the distinctive-ness of Paul. In most of his letters Paul begins with doulos tou theou , slave of God. Similarly here in Romans Paul introduces himself as first a servant, then a set apart apostle. Contrary to modern secular thinking, Paul begins his introduction with the lowest denominator possible. How many of us today when asked, "Who are you?" would answer like Paul, "I am a slave." It is more so the case that titles reflect who we are and the better your title, the more distinguished you are. "I am the director of such and such organization," "I am a doctor," etc. In this opening verse, we see what is of primacy to Paul, that he is a slave. Certainly Paul could introduce himself with a more distinguished title but his choice of words display how he viewed the nature of himself in light of God. "set apart for the gospel of God" (v.1). What follows is a succinct overview of the gospel, that Jesus Christ was the Son of God, descended from David, died and raised from the dead. This gospel was long beforehand promised in the Scriptures. Verse 1 - 4 is the ground for verse 5. The gospel - the manifest message of the Son, is the ground for the giving of grace and apostleship. Apostleship carries with it the purpose of bringing about obedience of faith but the bigger purpose is for His name. In all the preaching, evangelism, and witnessing today both in churches and in the streets, it is done for the sake of bringing people to Christ. However if it stops there, we have missed out an even bigger purpose, the glory of God's name. Malachi 1:11 "that My name be great among the nations" should be our principle motivation in everything we do.
10000000012364 12364 Notes 2009-09-18 07:53:02 2009-09-18 12:48:54 I delineated the first verse to catch the idea of the distinctive-ness of Paul. In most of his letters Paul begins with doulos tou theou , slave of God. Similarly here in Romans Paul introduces himself as first a servant, then a set apart apostle. Contrary to modern secular thinking, Paul begins his introduction with the lowest denominator possible. How many of us today when asked, "Who are you?" would answer like Paul, "I am a slave." It is more so the case that titles reflect who we are and the better your title, the more distinguished you are. "I am the director of such and such organization," "I am a doctor," etc. In this opening verse, we see what is of primacy to Paul, that he is a slave. Certainly Paul could introduce himself with a more distinguished title but his choice of words display how he viewed the nature of himself in light of God. "set apart for the gospel of God" (v.1). What follows is a succinct overview of the gospel, that Jesus Christ was the Son of God, descended from David, died and raised from the dead. This gospel was long beforehand promised in the Scriptures. Verse 1 - 4 is the ground for verse 5. The gospel - the manifest message of the Son, is the ground for the giving of grace and apostleship. Apostleship carries with it the purpose of bringing about obedience of faith but the bigger purpose is for His name. In all the preaching, evangelism, and witnessing today both in churches and in the streets, it is done for the sake of bringing people to Christ. However if it stops there, we have missed out an even bigger purpose, the glory of God's name. Malachi 1:11 "that My name be great among the nations" should be our principle motivation in everything we do. notes
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Romans 1:1-7
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Παῦλος
Paul,
δοῦλος Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ,
a servant of Christ Jesus,
κλητὸς ἀπόστολος
called to be an apostle,
ἀφωρισμένος εἰς εὐαγγέλιον θεοῦ,
set apart for the gospel of God,
ὃ προεπηγγείλατο
which he promised beforehand
διὰ τῶν προφητῶν αὐτοῦ ἐν γραφαῖς ἁγίαις,
through his prophets in the holy Scriptures,
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περὶ τοῦ υἱοῦ
concerning his Son,
αὐτοῦ τοῦ γενομένου ἐκ σπέρματος Δαυεὶδ κατὰ σάρκα,
who was descended from David according to the flesh
τοῦ ὁρισθέντος υἱοῦ θεοῦ ἐν δυνάμει
and was declared to be the Son of God in power
κατὰ πνεῦμα ἁγιωσύνης
according to the Spirit of holiness
ground
ἐξ ἀναστάσεως νεκρῶν, Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν,
by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,
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δι’ οὗ ἐλάβομεν χάριν καὶ ἀποστολὴν
through whom we have received grace and apostleship
εἰς ὑπακοὴν πίστεως
to bring about the obedience of faith
actionpurpose
ἐν πᾶσιν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν ὑπὲρ τοῦ ὀνόματος αὐτοῦ, ἐν οἷς ἐστε καὶ ὑμεῖς κλητοὶ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ,
for the sake of his name among all the nations, including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ,
πᾶσιν τοῖς οὖσιν ἐν Ῥώμῃ ἀγαπητοῖς θεοῦ, κλητοῖς ἁγίοις· χάρις ὑμῖν καὶ εἰρήνη ἀπὸ θεοῦ πατρὸς ἡμῶν καὶ κυρίου Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ.
To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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10000000012364 12364 Arc 2009-09-18 07:53:02 2009-09-18 12:48:54 editing Romans 1 1 1 7 Romans 1:1-7 45 NT tisch esv i227497 i227498 i227499 i227500 i227482 Παῦλος Paul, i227483 δοῦλος Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ, a servant of Christ Jesus, i227484 κλητὸς ἀπόστολος called to be an apostle, i227485 ἀφωρισμένος εἰς εὐαγγέλιον θεοῦ, set apart for the gospel of God, i227501 i227502 i227486 ὃ προεπηγγείλατο which he promised beforehand i227487 διὰ τῶν προφητῶν αὐτοῦ ἐν γραφαῖς ἁγίαις, through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, actionmanner 1 i227503 i227488 περὶ τοῦ υἱοῦ concerning his Son, i227489 αὐτοῦ τοῦ γενομένου ἐκ σπέρματος Δαυεὶδ κατὰ σάρκα, who was descended from David according to the flesh i227504 i227505 i227490 τοῦ ὁρισθέντος υἱοῦ θεοῦ ἐν δυνάμει and was declared to be the Son of God in power i227491 κατὰ πνεῦμα ἁγιωσύνης according to the Spirit of holiness ground 1 i227492 ἐξ ἀναστάσεως νεκρῶν, Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν, by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, actionresult 2 1 ideaexplanation 1 ideaexplanation 1 i227506 i227507 i227493 δι’ οὗ ἐλάβομεν χάριν καὶ ἀποστολὴν through whom we have received grace and apostleship i227494 εἰς ὑπακοὴν πίστεως to bring about the obedience of faith actionpurpose 2 i227495 ἐν πᾶσιν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν ὑπὲρ τοῦ ὀνόματος αὐτοῦ, ἐν οἷς ἐστε καὶ ὑμεῖς κλητοὶ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, for the sake of his name among all the nations, including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ, actionpurpose 2 i227496 πᾶσιν τοῖς οὖσιν ἐν Ῥώμῃ ἀγαπητοῖς θεοῦ, κλητοῖς ἁγίοις· χάρις ὑμῖν καὶ εἰρήνη ἀπὸ θεοῦ πατρὸς ἡμῶν καὶ κυρίου Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ. To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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