Good News To Tell Rom. 1:1-17 Sept.4. 2011
Did you know the word Gospel means good news? When I taught a college class in New Testament I made the students say on my test it is good new about Jesus Christ and that clarifies the term. We will look at the Good News To Tell, and to whom, what and why we tell.
It truly is a privilege for every Christian.
1. Good News To Tell and . . What We Tell. Rom. 1:1-7
A. Tell of the . . Power of the Good News. 1:1-3
1 Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle and singled out for God’s good news—
2 which He promised long ago through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures—
3 concerning His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was a descendant of David according to
the flesh 4 and who has been declared to be the powerful Son of God by the resurrection
from the dead according to the Spirit of holiness.
B. Tell of the . . Person of the Good News. 1:5-6
5 We have received grace and apostleship through Him to bring about the obedience of
faith among all the nations, on behalf of His name,
6 including yourselves who also belong to Jesus Christ by calling:
C. Tell of the . . Peace of the Good News. 1:7
7 To all who are in Rome, loved by God, called as saints. Grace to you and peace from God
our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
One evangelism plan of sharing Christ tell the trainee to say, “I thought I had good news to share when I came to your house but seeing your interest I know I do.” We need to think about the gospel being good news. We have good news because of its power, person, and the peace. We recommend this to everyone. Paul says we belong to Jesus by calling. The Holy Spirit of God calls us to repentance and faith in Christ. The all important fact of the good news is the person of Christ. Simply, we could say. “what do we share and the answer will be Jesus Saves! Surely that is “good news.”
2. Good News To Tell and to . . Whom We Can Tell. Rom. 1:8-15
A. Tell to the Help the . . Recent Converts. 1:8-10
8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you because the news of your faith is being reported in all the world. 9 For God, whom I serve with my spirit in telling the good news about His Son, is my witness that I constantly mention you, 10 always asking in my prayers that if it is somehow in God’s will, I may now at last succeed in coming to you.
B. Tell in order to . . Reveal Additional Truth to the New Converts. 1:11-13
11 For I want very much to see you, so I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen
you, 12 that is, to be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.
13 Now I want you to know, brothers, that I often planned to come to you (but was
prevented until now) in order that I might have a fruitful ministry among you, just as among
the rest of the Gentiles.
C. Tell in order to Share the Gospel . . Requirements with Everyone. 1:14-15
14 I am obligated both to Greeks and barbarians, both to the wise and the foolish.
15 So I am eager to preach the good news to you also who are in Rome.
To whom can we share the good news? I like what one fellow said as a takeoff on one union’s name as “He said I belong to the C. I. O.. Everyone I See I Owe to share the gospel.
Recent converts need to learn more about the gospel. Now what they know is enough to share with others so they could be saved; but the more they learn the more positively they can share. It is interesting to note the requirements are the same for all people. Paul wanted to be with these people personally so he could preach the gospel everywhere he would go in the city of Rome. Why would Paul win more people to Christ than some others? He shared everywhere he went.
3. Good News To Tell and . . Why We Tell It. Rom. 16-17
A. We Tell because we are not . . Ashamed of the Gospel. 1:16
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to
everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek.
B. We Tell because we Believe the . . Authority of the Gospel. 1:17
17 For in it God’s righteousness is revealed from faith to faith, just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith.
Why do we share the gospel? Because He motivates us to share; we are not ashamed. In addition it has the authority of God’s command to go. Have you ever led someone else to Christ. I have led several to Christ. You might say, “but your are a pastor and it is easy for you.” To that I will say, “I shared before I was a pastor, and have availed my self to many opportunities to be trained to share. I would say not only am I not ashamed of the gospel, but I am proud of it. I believe I share under the authority of the commands of Christ. It is wonderful to know there are people in this world that you have shared with and now they are going to heaven. Yes we have Good News To Tell. Amen? Amen!