August 10, 2014
Paul started his letter to the Christians at Rome by describing himself in verse 1.
Then he tells them how that he became an apostle, and why in verse 5 to 6.
After a few words of greeting he then discussed to them that he indebted to and why:
Notice the words of the apostle, "I am debtor."
I- DEBTOR TO THE LORD
A Because of our faith in the Lord—Acts 9:1-6
B. Because of our forgiveness in the Lord--1Timothy 1:12-17
C. Because of our future to be with the Lord--2 Timothy 4:6-8; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
II- DEBTOR TO THE LOST
Romans 1:14; Romans 15:20
A. Compassion to souls—Colossians 1:28; Acts 20:31
B. Consistency in our soul-winning—Acts 20:31
C. Caution in our service—Galatians 1:9-10
III- DEBTOR TO THE LEGACY
Men have plowed the right path; they gave their lives to pay the price and preserved the pattern for us to live.
A. Must Follow their procedure—2 Timothy 2:2
B. Must Forget our past—Philippians 3:13
C. Must Finish our path—2 Timothy 4:7