The Good News of God

The term "gospel" is used about sixty times in Romans. The word means “glad tidings.” It is the good news that God will deliver us from our selfish sin, free us from our burden of guilt, and give meaning to life and make it abundant. The most important thing about the gospel is that it is of God. Paul makes that clear in the first sentence so his readers have no confusion about which "good news" he was declaring.
January 22, 2017
Romans 1:1-4
LakeRidge Baptist Church
Delivered by Raif Turner

I. The Preacher of the Good News (1:1)
A. Paul’s Position as a Servant of Christ (1:1a)
B. Paul’s Authority as An Apostle (1:1b)
C. Paul’s Power in Being Set Apart for THE Gospel
II. The Promise of the Good News
III. The Person of the Good News
IV. The Power of the Good News (1:4)
Conclusion — Jesus Christ our Lord

Bible Text
Romans 1:1–4 (NKJV)
1 Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God
2 which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures,
3 concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh,
4 and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.

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