This article considers Paul's purpose in writing Romans. Wu wants to demonstrate exegetically that Paul's motive in writing Romans was to motivate them to support his mission to the “barbarians” in Spain. He argues that the letter’s theology exists to allow Paul to preach the gospel where Christ had not been known (Romans 15:20). Wu works out the implications for the church's missiological and pastoral practice.
The Gentiles of Macedonia and Achaia owed a material blessing to the messianic Jews in Jerusalem. What for? Do Gentile churches in the twenty-first century owe it as well? These and related questions are investigated as Peterman deals with Romans 15:26. He first makes comments on translation issues and the significance of the verse, then gives arguments for his conviction that Gentile Christians have a continuing debt to believing Jews.
This article is a Bible study on Romans 15:14-33.
This article is a Bible study on Romans 15:1-13.