Discussion: Paul’s Gospel and Mission

Thread: Write a reflection on Romans 1:1-7 and apply it to modern church missions. Briefly state whether you believe Paul’s motivation is what motivates your church for mission or whether that motivation needs to be brought in line with Paul’s. Consider the following as you develop the thread:

  • What is the content of the gospel as identified in that passage?
  • In what way was Jesus appointed Son of God with power?
  • What is the meaning of the “obedience of faith?”
  • What is the purpose of Paul’s call to apostleship?
  • What is Paul’s motivation for mission?

Replies: After you have posted your reflection, you are to write two substantive replies/responses to other students’ posts. This response should not simply be a summary of the student’s post but should reflect on how this post has contributed to your understanding of the passage and what that tells us about Paul’s mission. Questions or disagreement are acceptable (perhaps helpful), as long as it is done respectfully and with a clear and biblically-based explanation for the disagreement. If you are raising questions, you should attempt to at least briefly reflect on how you would answer the question you are raising. Make sure that your responses are adding to the conversation and not merely summarizing the other student posts.

Your thread is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of Module 1: Week 1, and your 2 replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the same module: week.

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