Sunday Morning: October 31, 2004
Read Romans 1:1-7
Text: Romans 1:7 "To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ."
“TO ALL THAT BE IN ROME:
Romans 1:7 ". . . beloved
of God, called
to be saints:
1 Corinthians 1:2 "Unto the
church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified [adjective,
set apart] in Christ Jesus, called [adjective]
be saints [adjective], with all that
in every place call [present middle participle] upon the name
(the Word of God, the mysteries of the kingdom of God) of Jesus Christ
our Lord, both theirs and ours:"
Ephesians 1:1 "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints [adjective] which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful [adj.] in Christ Jesus:"
Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints [adjective] in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
Colossians 1:2 "To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: . . ."
“BELOVED” - Adjective, in Rome
2 Peter 1:17 "For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 "But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation (of the soul) through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14. Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Thessalonians 1:3-4 "Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; 4. Knowing [we see], brethren [vocative, case of address] beloved [vocative], your election of God."
Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
1 Peter 4:12-14 "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13. But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14. If ye be reproached for the name (Word of God, mysteries of the kingdom) of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you:. . ."
2 Peter 3:13-14 "Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless."
2 Peter 3:17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
TO BE” - Adjective, in Rome
2 Timothy 1:9 "Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,"
1 Thessalonians 2:12 "That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory."
“SAINTS” - Adjective, holy, in Rome
Hebrews 3:1 "Wherefore, holy [adjective, saints] brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, . . ;"
1 Peter 1:15-16 "But as he which hath called you is holy [adjective, saint], so be ye holy [adjective, saints] in all manner of conversation; 16. Because it is written, Be ye holy [adjective, saint]; for I am holy [adjective, saint]."
Ephesians 1:4 "According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy [adjective, saints] and without blame [adjective] before him in love:"
Ephesians 5:26-27 "That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27. That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy [adjective, saint] and without blemish [adjective]."
Ephesians 5:3-5 "But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints [adjective]; 4. Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 5. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God."
Colossians 1:12-13 "Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet [fit] to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints [adjective] in light: 13. Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:"
Colossians 1:22-23 "In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: 23. If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope . . ."
Ephesians 1:18 "The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints [adjective]"
Jude 1:3 "Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints."