Scripture Readings

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Romans 15:17-29 (Epistle)

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Therefore I have reason to glory in Christ Jesus in the things which pertain to God.
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For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not accomplished through me, in word and deed, to make the Gentiles obedient –
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in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
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And so I have made it my aim to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man’s foundation,
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but as it is written: “To whom He was not announced, they shall see; And those who have not heard shall understand.”
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For this reason I also have been much hindered from coming to you.
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But now no longer having a place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come to you,
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whenever I journey to Spain, I shall come to you. For I hope to see you on my journey, and to be helped on my way there by you, if first I may enjoy your company for a while.
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But now I am going to Jerusalem to minister to the saints.
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For it pleased those from Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are in Jerusalem.
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It pleased them indeed, and they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles have been partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister to them in material things.
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Therefore, when I have performed this and have sealed to them this fruit, I shall go by way of you to Spain.
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But I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.