"First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world."
Paul's letter to the Romans is written to help the Jewish and Gentile Christians work together in unity. Look at how Paul begins. In Romans 1:1-6Paul states who is he and what he has been assigned to do by Jesus Christ. In Romans 1:7Paul tells the Roman Christians who they are and how loved and resourced they are by the Lord. In the text we will look at today Paul tells the Roman saints that he is thanking God for them and why.
Paul gives us an example to follow when bringing correction to the people of God. He first reminds them of the truth while he goes for the heart and relationship. Are you following the example of Paul when you bring correction to the Christians in your life, to your family, and to the individuals you are responsible for?
The Christians in the Roman church are not free from sin, but they are impacting the world for Christ. Paul has heard of the faith of the Christians in Rome in his journeys throughout the world. Paul tells the Roman Christians he is thanking God through Jesus Christ because their faith is proclaimed in all the world.
Another example to follow is the Romans' faith that is proclaimed in all the world. Is there a geographical area that knows about your faith by what you do and what you say? Ask the Lord to move in your life to help you live such a life of faith so that those in your geographical area and beyond talk about it.
May you follow in the examples given here today and make Jesus famous everywhere you go today.
Three key questions to ask as we prayerfully read the scriptures:
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