Romans 1.19

Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. Remembering that our last verse told us the wrath of God was revealed against unrighteousness; and that the wrath of God is the judicial punishment of God – not the violent anger of God, then weContinue reading “Romans 1.19”

Romans 1.18

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; This is a very serious verse and one that needs considerable contemplation by all Christians. Let’s first of all define the phrase “wrath of God”. The Greek word is orge (pronounced or-gay) andContinue reading “Romans 1.18”

Romans 1.15

So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. I want to show you this verse in a couple of other translations before I dig into it: So I am eager to come to you in Rome, too, to preach the Good News.Continue reading “Romans 1.15”

Romans 1.14

I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. In the last verse, Paul says that he would not have the church ignorant. That is Paul’s calling – to educate and provide information about grace and faith to the body of Christ. A very highContinue reading “Romans 1.14”

Romans 1.12

That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. Paul wanted to visit the Roman church to be comforted with the Roman church. The word comforted in the Greek is symparakale┼Ź which means: to comfort and encourage each other at the exact same time. ItContinue reading “Romans 1.12”

Romans 1.11

For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; Here is a question for you: do you long to see the church? I mean do you long to be with the crowd of Christians, worshipping Jesus, living with the church, helping themContinue reading “Romans 1.11”

Romans 1.10

Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. Paul is requesting that he might have a prosperous journey to visit the Romans. The NLT makes this verse very simple: One of the things I always pray for is theContinue reading “Romans 1.10”

Romans 1.9

For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; Let’s start with what Paul says first: he serves God with his spirit. This means that Paul is always serving God because he serves God fromContinue reading “Romans 1.9”

Romans 1.8

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. If you were asked right now to pray for your church or to pray for another church or Christian that you know, what would be your opening sentence? What would you start with? IfContinue reading “Romans 1.8”

Romans 1.5

By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: Paul is now being fairly personal about his life: from Jesus he received grace and apostleship. Paul breaks down what Jesus has given him into two categories: grace and apostleship. Grace is what Jesus gives toContinue reading “Romans 1.5”