(14-21) Paul the Minister to the Gentiles
Paul is glad that the Roman Christians he is writing to are strong in their faith, full of goodness and knowledge, and able to instruct one another. He reminds them, however, that God called him to be a minister of Christ to the Gentiles. He does not boast of what he has accomplished, but credits God for giving him the power of the Holy Spirit to preach the Gospel and do many signs and wonders. Paul’s ambition is not to preach the Gospel to those who have already heard it, but to preach it in those places where Christ is not yet known.
(22-33) Paul’s Plan to Visit Rome
Paul makes plans to visit the Roman Christians so that he can be helped by them and so that he can help them. On his way to Rome, he will bring aid to the believers at Jerusalem. He also asks for the believers at Rome to pray to God on his behalf so that he will be protected from unbelievers, and experience joy and refreshment at his arrival.
Favorite verse: (21) But as it is written, “Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.”