Chapter # 1  Paragraph # 3  Study # 3
May 25, 2004
Lincolnton, N.C.

<035> Thesis: There are reasons for "shame" regarding the Gospel that we must address and dismiss. Introduction: We have been looking at Paul's commitment to proclaim the Gospel in Rome.  He said that he had a deep seated sense of "obligation" that grace not only did not alleviate, it created it.  We have looked at length at some of the theological implications of "grace" and "obligation".  At any rate, Paul claimed that he was prepared to fulfill his obligation in respect to Rome.  This evening we are going to look past the obligation aspect of his motivation and see another reason for his enthusiasm:  his conviction that the Gospel is the answer to the problems of men.