Excerpts from How to be Right - Romans
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Paul Introduces Himself and the Good News
1.1 I am Paul, a servant of Messiah Jesus, an
appointed missionary that has specialized in
God's good news
1.2 that He promised beforehand in the sacred
books through His preachers.
1.3 This good news is about His Son, who became
a descendent of David as far as the
physical body is concerned,
1.4 who, by His coming back to life from the
dead, was set up as God's Son with power as
far as the spirit of sacredness is concerned,
who is Messiah Jesus, our master.
1.5 Through Him we received kind generosity
and a mission to bring about "obedience
through trust" among all the nations on behalf
of His name.
1.6 You are among them and you are appointed
by Messiah Jesus.Ray's CommentsFrom: Paul
1 Paul was a servant of Jesus and so he often calls
Jesus his master (Lord). Paul was also a missionary
specializing in God's good news. Paul's main goal
in his ministry was to tell the good news. What is
the good news? See verses 2-6.The Good News
2 God promised good news through Isaiah and
Nahum (see Isaiah 40:9-11; 41:27-42:1; 52:7-10;
61:1-9 and Nahum 1:15) that someone would come
and restore the world. 3 The fact that Jesus was in
the lineage of David 4 and that He came back to life
after dying proved that He was the messiah that
would come and the Son of God. This is good
news. 5 The Messiah was kind and generous to Paul
when He made him a missionary and sent him out
to bring "obedience through trust" to all nations.obedience through trust
- this book begins and
ends (see verse 5 and 16:26) with this term. It is
not found anywhere else in the New Testament.
6 The recipients of this book are those to whom Paul
had a mission. They were appointed as Paul was
- this book uses the word, Messiah, often. The Old
Testament prophesied about a conquering king who would
come to rescue the Jews, make them a world power, and
bring God's way of doing things to the world. He would be
from the linage of King David. By the time of the New Testament
he was called the Messiah in Hebrew and the Christ
in Greek. Down through history many have claimed to be
messiahs. The Jews still look for the Messiah today. Paul
names Jesus as the Messiah. He replaces the law and will
rescue everyone who trusts Him.Review Questions (verses 1-6)
1. What was Paul's specialty? In light of this,
what do you think Paul did?
2. What is the good news? What makes this
3. Come up with more good news about Jesus.
4. What does the term, obedience through trust,
mean? Why is it important?
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