Theology for a Missional Ministry

The books of Romans is a systematic theology that Paul’s writes with missional intent. The bookends of this letter form a missional inclusio that reveals this intent:

Romans 1:5 – “through (Jesus Christ) whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations.”

Romans 15:18 – “For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience…”

Romans 16:25-27 – “Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith— to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.”

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