Greeting: The Source, Subject, and Scope of the Gospel (vv.1-7)
- (v.3) first, His human nature – “come of David’s seed according to flesh”
- (v.4) second, His Divine nature – “declared to be the Son of God with power”.
Not including benedictory prayers at the ends of his epistles, Paul records twenty-eight of his prayers! It is nice to trace these prayers through his writings. We are very thankful for them because they give us: (1) an insight into the heart of the apostle, and (2) a pattern for the way we should pray.Thirteen of them are petitions (asking for something). Eleven of them are prayers of thanksgiving, like this one. Four of them are a combination of both: a note of thanks, then a request. Read more…