Romans Lesson 18 Day 3
My answers to BSF study questions
6. More about sharing the Good News
- Make Disciples (Matthew 28:19-20)
- Baptize them
- Teach them
- As you go, wherever you go
- In our cities (Jerusalem)
- In our states and countries (Judea and Samaria)
- Anywhere else we go (throughout the earth)
- The gospel is light for all nations (Gentiles, nations other than the Jews) (Acts 13:47 quoting Isaiah 49:6. Isaiah 45:22 also prophesies “Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth!”
- When Jesus sent out over seventy disciples two by two, he gave them added instructions:
- Paul set a goal to preach the gospel where no one else had done so. (Romans 15:20) (lightbulb moment — The shipwreck on Malta directly answered his prayer. Perhaps no ships went to Malta on purpose.)
- When we go, the Lord opens doors of opportunity to share the gospel. (2 Corinthians 2:12-14)
- Wherever we go, through us God releases and spreads the good news about Christ. (2 Corinthians 2:12-14)
- Refrain from taking credit for or settling down in another’s work. Stay focused on your own calling. (2 Corinthians 10:15)
- Also, it’s okay to encourage previous converts to contribute toward your continued efforts of spreading the knowledge of God’s good news. (2 Corinthians 10:16)
- Jesus also said, “whoever believes in me will also do the [same] works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:12 ESV) Greater (megas in the Greek) more extraordinary, more wonderful (Thayer’s Greek English Lexicon)
7. Isaiah 52:7
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, Your God reigns! (AMP with emphasis added) Amazing that the Amplified translation includes publishes! I’ve never noticed that before! Happy dance over here.)
In this passage, Isaiah refers directly to a messenger who brings news that the hostilities between Israel and its enemies have ended. More broadly, it shows how God redeemed Israel every time they rejected him.
Isaiah 52:7 speaks of publishing the Good News and was quoted in Romans 10:15 and applied to preaching the Gospel about Jesus. So, this verse is also speaking of Jesus and what He accomplished.
(Andrew Wommack’s Living Commentary)
No wonder those who preach have beautiful feet – they partner with God for the salvation of men. The feet speak of activity, motion, and progress, and those who are active and moving in the work of preaching the gospel have beautiful feet. (Guzik)
8. My call
Since I was ten, I had a burning desire to go to India. I often feel guilty that I didn’t push through the resistance to make that happen. I had no idea how, and I didn’t meet anyone who encouraged me or pointed me — a young female — in the right direction. (That was before the internet and Amazon books.)
About thirty-five years ago, I read a book about two brothers who felt called to become missionaries. One became a businessman and supported his brother who went. That story set me free. The brother who stayed made the greater sacrifice. I still want to go, and perhaps someday I will, but I’ve held India in my heart for decades. I’ve prayed and contributed to the missionary efforts of others.
Today, I reach into many nations through this website. I pray and hope it helps and does not hinder in any way the revelation of Jesus Christ in all the world.
Someday soon, I hope to see the website’s traffic analytics list India among its readers!
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MY answers — not THE answers — to BSF study questions on Romans Lesson 18 Day 3 ~ Romans 10:14-15