Bible: Rom 1:8-19
Paul’s Desire to Visit Rome
1:8 First of all, 1 I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed throughout the whole world. 1:9 For God, whom I serve in my spirit by preaching the gospel 2 of his Son, is my witness that 3 I continually remember you 1:10 and I always ask 4 in my prayers, if perhaps now at last I may succeed in visiting you according to the will of God. 5 1:11 For I long to see you, so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift 6 to strengthen you, 1:12 that is, that we may be mutually comforted by one another’s faith, 7 both yours and mine. 1:13 I do not want you to be unaware, 8 brothers and sisters, 9 that I often intended to come to you (and was prevented until now), so that I may have some fruit even among you, just as I already have among the rest of the Gentiles. 10 1:14 I am a debtor 11 both to the Greeks and to the barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. 1:15 Thus I am eager 12 also to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome. 13
The Power of the Gospel
1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 14 1:17 For the righteousness 15 of God is revealed in the gospel 16 from faith to faith, 17 just as it is written, “The righteous by faith will live.” 18
The Condemnation of the Unrighteous
1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of people 19 who suppress the truth by their 20 unrighteousness, 21 1:19 because what can be known about God is plain to them, 22 because God has made it plain to them.