If you were unable to join us for our continued study of St. Paul’s letter to the church in Rome, attached is the second week’s lesson.
Romans 1:8Â First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world. 9Â For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you 10Â always in my prayers, asking that somehow by Godâ€™s will I may now at last succeed in coming to you. 11Â For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen youâ€” 12Â that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each otherâ€™s faith, both yours and mine. 13Â I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that I have often intended to come to you (but thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some harvest among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles. 14Â I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. 15Â So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.
16Â For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17Â For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, â€œThe righteous shall live by faith.â€