Romans 1:1-7

The letter written by the apostle Paul to the Romans is a rich treatise on the grace and goodness of God towards men. As the apostle to the Gentiles, Paul had not met those to whom his letter was sent. He begins by identifying himself and his intended audience, and clarifying the nature and purpose of his ministry, that of a servant under His Master, Jesus Christ, sent out as Christ’s ambassador with the proclamation of God’s good news pertaining to Christ.

In a few short lines, Paul succeeds at establishing both the humanity and the deity of Christ Himself, as well as the historical anticipation of His coming in fulfillment of God’s express promise recorded throughout the Old Testament.

Romans 1:7

Paul a servant of Jesus Christ, called an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (which He had promised before by His prophets in the Holy Scriptures,) concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, Who was made of the seed of David according to the flesh and declared the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: by Whom we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations, for His name: among whom are you also called of Jesus Christ;

To all who are in Rome, beloved of  God, called saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.