Righteousness of God
24 October 2021 AM – Romans 1:8-17 – Ro2021 – Scott Childs
Introduction: In Romans 1:8, Paul continues his introduction to the book of Romans. He thanked God for the faith of the Roman believers (v.8). He assured them of his unceasing prayers for them (v.9). He let them know that he was asking God to allow him to visit them (v.10-13). He revealed that he felt indebted to share the Gospel with the entire non-Jewish world and was ready to preach the Gospel in Rome also (v.14-15). Though preaching the Gospel of Christ was not a popular work, and was at times life-threatening, he affirmed that he was not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ (v.16). He believed firmly that it is the power of God unto salvation to all who believe. With that said, he unveiled the theme of the entire book in v.17 (Read).
Transition: This morning I want to draw your attention to that theme, the Righteousness of God. To understand rightly this great book, we must have a clear understanding of the Righteousness of God.
The Righteousness of God is