Romans Part 2: Unmistakably New

Romans 1: 1-6

by Mike Deguzman

I. A New Position

   1. Bond-Servant

Galatians 1:10

   2. Apostle

Ephesians 3:20

II. A New Purpose

    1. The Gospel

Galatians 1:15-16
Romans 11:33-36
1 Timothy 1:16

III. A New Perspective

   1. A Completed Gospel

Job 19:25
Isaiah 53:4-11

   2. A Specific Person

Romans 8:3
Colossians 2:9
Jeremiah 23:5
Mark 1:14-15
Luke 24:21
1 Corinthians 1:22-24

IV. A New Pleasure

Philippians 3:7-8


Small Group Questions:

1.Paul is very intentional as he introduces himself in this epistle using three statements to describe how he is unmistakably new. He is: A bond-servant, a called apostle, and set apart for the Gospel. Discuss the challenges of each of these titles and how they would have differed from the life Paul had while Saul of Tarsus.

2.What hope do you derive from Paul being set-apart from his mother’s womb to preach the Gospel in light of the fact that he was a known terrorist to those who believed the Gospel? (See 1 Timothy 1:16)

3.The church in Rome was a prominently Gentile church with some Jews. The Jews would have been familiar with Paul talking about the promises made about the Messiah through His prophets. Discuss among yourselves the types, and pictures of Jesus from the Old Testament. (You can start in Isaiah 53, Psalm 22, and Genesis 22)

4.How were you encouraged and challenged by seeing how Paul was unmistakably new in Romans 1:1-6?