The "I Am's" of Paul

Romans 1:14-17

Many of us are familiar with the I Am's of Jesus. At various places and times He declared Himself to us using the introductory phrase, I am. He said, "I am the Bread of Life; I am the Truth; I am the Way, I am the Good Shepherd; and I am the Life. Over the years, I have preached many messages on those passages, but this morning I want us to consider a passage from Paul's epistle to the Romans. Here Paul uses the same phrase: I am…

I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:14-16)

Did you notice what Paul said? Three thoughts this morning:

Two of these thoughts formed our theme for our recent Mission Conference. Let's consider them today.

I. I am Debtor v14

II. I am Ready v15

III. I am Not Ashamed v16

Will we say along with Paul…