Welcome to Rome!

Service for April 11, 2021—Pastor Greg McCallum will be speaking from Romans 1:1-17.


The video go live at 10:25 on Sunday morning, with the service proper commencing at 10:30.

Here is the YouTube link: https://youtu.be/bzsNaQAMS-g

Sermon Audio

The sermon audio is here.


Printable notes: Romans-1-1-17.pdf

 “For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.” – Romans 1:16 (NLT) 


1) Introduction to Romans (1:1-7)

  • Paul’s letter to the ____________________ (vs. 1 & 7)
    • “The center of the known world.”
  • This letter is about ________ (vs. 1-7)
    • 12 indications in 7 verses! (19 times!)
  • Specifically this letter is about God’s _______________

_____________ (vs. 2-7)

  • “Sin,” “Salvation,” “Freedom,” “Justification,” “Righteousness,” “Law,” “Faith” “LOVE”
  • Paul’s thesis = vs. 5

4 MAJOR Themes in Romans;

  • The righteousness of God and the gospel of grace.  (1:17; 3:5, 21, 22; 10:3)
  • The unity of Jews and Gentiles as one family of God. (1:17; 11:11–24, 14:1–15:13)
  • Christ at the center of God’s plan of salvation and the believer’s identification with Jesus in His death and resurrection.  (3:21–26, 5:12–21)
  • The Holy Spirit. ( 5:5; 8:2-17; 8:26–27; 14:17; 15:13)

“In the cross of Christ, God judges sin and at the same time shows his saving mercy.”

2) The Gospel of Jesus Christ (vs. 8-17)

  • The Gospel of Jesus is _______ good news!
  • The Gospel of Jesus is _________________!
  • The Gospel of Jesus is full of the __________________

“But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.” – 2 Corinthians 10:17-18

If You want my heart, I won’t second guess.” – As You Find Me

Digging Deeper


(For use in personal/family devotions or with your care group)

Q1: What was the best vacation you have had?

Q2: When and how did you first come in contact with the gospel? 

Q3: We are “called to belong,” in vs. 1:6. How have you experienced that sense of belonging? 

Q4: Read Hebrews 10:19-25. In Romans 1:12 Paul says that he hopes that he and the Romans would be “mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Why is this valuable to Christians in these days? 

Q5: Read 2 Timothy 1:6-10. What do these verses reveal about the power of the gospel of Jesus?

Q6. Paul says in vs. 1:15-16 “I am eager…I am not ashamed of the gospel.” What can you do to express a similar enthusiasm for Christ?

Q7: In verse 1:8 Paul says “I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you.” Who can you thank God for? Take time to do that now.