Monday, April 16, 2012
Romans 15: Paul's Missionary Prayer Letter
I preached Sunday on Romans 15:20-33 titling the message Paul's Missionary Prayer Letter. Indeed, this part of the letter reads like a missionary report including ministry updates, itinerary notes, and prayer requests. I gleaned four main points from the text:
1. The importance of taking of the gospel to those places where Christ has not been named (vv. 20-22);
2. The importance of supporting and encouraging missionary efforts (vv. 23-24);
3. The importance of mercy ministry among the saints (vv. 25-29);
4. The importance of prayer for the missionary advancement of the gospel (vv. 30-33).