The Power of the Gospel
Scripture: Romans 1:16–1:17
Romans: The Gospel for God’s glory
The power of the gospel
The gospel is God’s saving power to believers for it reveals God’s righteousness to faith
1) Paul is eager to preach the gospel in Rome because he is not ashamed of it, 1:16.
Why might Paul have been ashamed of the gospel? What are reasons and ways we can be ashamed of the gospel?
2) Paul is not ashamed of the gospel because it is God’s saving power to all who believe, 1:16.
If you ask people in our culture what we need to be saved from, how might they answer? What does Paul say we need to be saved from (Romans 5:9)? Why can we only be saved by God’s power in the Gospel?
3) The gospel is God’s saving power to the Jew first and also to Gentiles who believe, 1:16.
What does Paul mean when he says the gospel is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek?
4) The gospel is God’s saving power because in it God’s saving righteousness is revealed, 1:17.
What does Paul mean when he says that in the gospel “the righteousness of God is revealed”?
5) God’s saving righteousness is revealed from faith to faith, 1:17.
What Paul mean by saying that the righteousness of God is revealed “from faith to faith”? (see 1 Cor. 15:1-2)
6) Habakkuk 2:4 affirms that the righteous have eternal life by faith, 1:17.
How does this phrase from Habakkuk 2:4 further support Paul’s teaching in this passage?