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The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans
Chapter 1

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The Power of God & Purpose of God

Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is our very intriguing Powerful God Bible study on the Power of God and the Purpose of God. The absolutely awesome powerful God and purpose of God message will truly bring a smile to the lips and heart and shine the LIGHT of Truth upon your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk path.

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Nice to see you back here at Daily Bread! Now that you've finished the Acts of the Apostles, you're in for a real treat because the author of the next fourteen books of the New Testament is the Apostle Paul.

Looking back at Paul's ministry, you might remember that Paul wanted to go to Rome, knowing that the need for the Romans to receive the Gospel was very great (Acts 19:21). Why was it so great a need for the Romans? Because the majority of the world at that time was ruled by the Roman Empire, and Paul wanted to spread the Gospel as far and wide as he possibly could. Also, the Lord Himself told Paul that he must bear witness in Rome (Acts 23:11).

This letter begins with Paul expressing his wishes to the Romans to visit them, so we can assume that it was written before he was imprisoned there, and that it was one of Paul's earlier writings.

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First Paul identifies himself as an Apostle that was chosen and prophesied about in scripture to spread the Gospel of Jesus, and gives Him glory for His Grace to those who are faithful. Then he addresses his letter to all the Christians in Rome with a greeting of grace and peace from God and Jesus. He thanks God for them and mentions that their faith is known about worldwide and promises that he sincerely hopes that he will at last be able to visit them.

For a long time Paul wanted to visit Rome, and for one reason or another he was always unable to. He wanted to share his passion for Christianity with them, but there were so many places where he had to preach the Gospel ... Remember, he was responsible for spreading the Word to all the Gentiles ... Non-Israelites ... That's a lot of territory. But he didn't want those in Rome to feel neglected or that he wasn't ready to preach to them for any other reason.

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Romans 1:15-23

15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
16 For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek [Gentiles].
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by Faith [Habakkuk 2:4].
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold [prevent] the Truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest [shown] in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [Job 12:7-9, Psalms 19:1-6] even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse [they are not pardoned]:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain [prideful] in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible [immortal] God into an image made like to corruptible [mortal] man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

This may sound a little confusing, but if you looked up the scripture in Job and Psalms, you know exactly what Paul is getting at here. If Paul were here right now, in today's language he might say, God makes Himself known to all that He creates.

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Romans 1:24-32

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the Truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet [they got what they deserved].
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate [corrupt] mind, to do those things which are not convenient [righteous];
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

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The Power of God & Purpose of God Summary

Now as much as it sounds like Paul is talking about today's day and age, he was really talking about things that happened a long long time ago. And that's why Christians who are not blinded by the world today, can relate so well to the Word of God ... It is not only universal, but it is timeless as well. Come on back soon, and we'll find out what Paul says further about these things, being as he's describing our world today as well, in your next Daily Bread!

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