|For the weeks ahead we will focus on some portions of Romans.Paul writes about how the Christian life should be lived. Especially about the way of love in relations with others. He clearly states the foundations of Christian faith. A journey through Romans will help us keep close to these foundations and we will never be at a loss to know what to believe and how to behave. I will be sharing with you some selected notes from the Life Application Study Bible (NLT). Enjoy!|
SCRIPTURE TEXT: “Let me say first that I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith in Him is being talked about all over the world.”–Romans 1: 8 (NLT) Paul uses the phrase “I thank my God through Jesus Christ” to emphasize the point that Christ is the one and only mediator between us and God. Through Christ, God sends His love and forgiveness to us; through Christ, we send our thanks to God.
The Roman Christians, at the Western world’s political power center, were highly visible. Fortunately, their reputation was excellent: their strong faith was making itself known around the world. When people talk about your congregation or your denomination, what do they say? Are their comments accurate? Would you rather they notice other features? What is the best way to get the public to recognize your faith?