(1) Walk Thru The Word:  Romans 15: 1421 (ESV) 

Paul the Minister to the Gentiles

14I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another. 15But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me by God 16to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. 17In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God. 18For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience—by word and deed, 19by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God—so that from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ; 20and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else’s foundation, 21but as it is written,

“Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.”

(2) Message map Rom. 15: 813

(The Book of Romans: Session 27)

Satisfactory Growth is being Full, Filled & Able

We are to be FFA people…

(3) Rom 15: 14 14 satisfactory Progress / growth in Christ Is that We are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another.

14 Paul was satisfied/convinced/persuaded the believers in Rome had made progress in Christ which is identified by their being FFA = Full, Filled and Able …  .

(4) Rom 15: 15-16 15But We All Need Reminders, which are words of knowledge that come to us by God’s grace through others, who operate through the 16Ministry of the Bold Grace of God  

1 Pet 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Hebrews 5:1

Every high priest is appointed from among men to represent them in matters relating to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.

(5) Rom 15: 15-16 15-16 Those who Minister the Gospel of Christ must be Bold to Act in Grace to Extend/Offer/Make Known Gods Grace

We 16minister  in the Bold Grace of God to extend/offer/make known God’s G-R-A-C-E

(G_ _’s R_ _ _ _ _ A_ C_ _ _ _ _’s E _ _ _ _ _ _) to others. 

 God’s  Riches       At  Christ’s        Expense

1) M-E-R-C-Y is  God’s …

M__________  E_________ by R_________ through C____ to Y__

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Manifested  Exoneration by Repentance through Christ to You

2) M-E-R-C-Y is God’s …

M__________  E_________ from R_________ through C____ to Y__

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Multiplied Exemption from Retribution through Christ to You

(6) Rom 15: 17-19

The Most Important Journey for us to mention on what traditionally is known as Palm Sunday Is Christ’s entry into  Jerusalem Click To Tweet

 17Our Pride In Our Work in Christ Results From 18What Christ Accomplishes Through Us.  

  Rom 15: 17-19 17Our pride (glorying, exultation, which is a lively joy at success or victory a gratified sense of  boasting, which can either be negative when we glory in “achievements” of self or about positive when we exult in God’s grace in our work (service to Him) in Christ resulting from 18what Christ accomplishes (effects) through us. 

  Rom 15: 17-19 17Our pride (glorying, exultation, which is a lively joy at success or victory a gratified sense of  boasting, which can either be negative when we glory in “achievements” of self or about positive when we exult in God’s grace in our work (service to Him) in Christ resulting from 18what Christ accomplishes (effects) through us. 

(7) Rom 15: 17-19 Paul’s 1st Missionary Journeys

Rom 15:17-19  17In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God. 18For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience—by word and deed, 19by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God—so that from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ;

Paul’s 1st Missionary Journey with Barnabas to Cyprus and Asia Minor, which is covered in Acts 13:4-14:28 

c AD 46-48

Its prompted, the Council at Jerusalem c AD49 to determine if Gentiles should participate in OT rites.

(8) Rom 15: 17-19 Paul’s 2nd Missionary Journeys

xRom 15:17-19  17In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God. 18For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience—by word and deed, 19by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God—so that from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ;

(9) Rom 15: 17-19 Paul’s 3rd Missionary Journey, returning to Asia Minor and Greece c AD53-58

Rom 15:17-19  17In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God. 18For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience—by word and deed, 19by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God—so that from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ;

(10) Rom 15: 17-19  Paul was proud of His work Where God Allowed Him To Travel and fulfill the Acts of the Apostles; which included that God directed Paul to write and send The Letters He Wrote to the churches, which make up 2/3’s of the New Testament

The city names in the “stamped envelopes” are the names of the letters Paul sent to the churches there.  One province Galatia is “unstamped”, because the letter to the Galatians was written to all the churches in that area. See Galatians 1:2)

(11) Rom 15: 17-19 Paul’s Journey under Arrest from Palestine to Rome c AD58-61

xRom 15:17-19  17In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God. 18For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience—by word and deed, 19by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God—so that from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ;

(12) Rom 15: 17-19 Paul’s Missionary Journeys

See colored Map of all journey’s, including Paul’s Prisoner Passage

xRom 15:17-19  17In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God. 18For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience—by word and deed, 19by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God—so that from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ;

(13) Rom 15: 20-21 God has a location and vicinity in which He wants To Use Our Unique Personality and Style to Proclaim His Gospel 

20and thus I make it my ambition (personal devotion and aspiration) to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else’s foundation, 21but as it is written,

“Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.”

(14) Matthew 21: 1-11 (Also find this episode in Mark 11: 1-10 and  Luke 19: 28-40

The Most Important Journey for us to mention on what traditionally is known as Palm Sunday Is Christs entry into  Jerusalem

5“Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey,

on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”

(14) Matthew 21: 1-11 (Also find this episode in Mark 11: 1-10 and  Luke 19: 28-40

The Most Important Journey Is Christ’s entering Jerusalem

(16) DAN 9: 25 

Daniel 70 Weeks explained by Chuck Missler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRFIJDlG_w0 

The Triumphal Entry was the only time during Christ’s incarnation on earth that He allowed Himself to be lifted up and treated as an earthly king!  And it was the very day that the angel Gabriel foretold to Daniel in Dan 9:25 that it would occur.  

Daniel: 9: 24-27 24“Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place. 25Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time. 26And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed. 27And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.”

THE 69 WEEKS of YEARS

(17) John 16:7 God Provides Us With Every Advantage Through Christ

  7But I tell you the truth, it is for your benefit that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.…

Christ has paid the price for our Satisfactory Growth.  Because He paid the price that cleanses us from sin in God’s eyes, the Holy Spirit now can enter us to make us bond again John 3:3, and makes it possible for us to be Full, Filled & Able / enabled to serve God and do His will and see Him perform His work through us!

The Benefits include can be  …

(15) Let’s Pray that God ReAwakens, ReInvigorates & ReEstablish Us in Our Calls In Christ! 

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