The “I Am” Statements of Paul

The I Am Statements of Paul Romans 1:14-16

Romans 1:14-16

I. “I am a debtor” (Romans 1:14)

    A. The former life of sin (Acts 8:1,3; 9:1-2; 1 Timothy 1:13)
    B. The obligation to warn (Mark 16:15; Ezekiel 3:17-21)
    C. Paul understood his obligation (Romans 3:23; 6:23; 10:14-17)

II. “I am ready to preach the gospel” (Romans 1:15)

    A. Anytime, anywhere (Acts 16:25-34)
    B. Rejection is inevitable (Acts 24:24-25; 26:27-29)
    C. We must not let rejection deter us from teaching (Galatians 6:9)

III. “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ” (Romans 1:16)

    A. The gospel—not the teacher—is “the power of God to salvation” (Romans 1:16)
    B. Christians who are ashamed are of no value to the Lord (Mark 8:38)
    C. We can be confident in our eternal life (2 Timothy 4:6-8)

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