Unlimited: The Faith Reported All Over The World
Mar 31, 2022 231
because your faith is being reported all over the world (Romans 1:8b).
The reason why Paul gives thanks is because the faith of the believers in Rome “is being reported all over the world.”
It wasn’t easy being a follower of Jesus in Rome. Rome was the capital of the Roman empire, the centre of Roman power, the cult of the emperor, and the focal point of every perverted idea and wickedness. Despite this, the believers in Rome shone the torch brightly through their faith in Jesus.
The faith of the first Christians was so unique that news of it spread like wildfire, although it challenged the society and culture of the day to its very foundations. After all, they worshipped a poor carpenter who had been executed as a rebel against Rome, and they taught that he had risen from the dead.
The faith of the first Christians was so unique that news of it spread like wildfire.
The faith of the first Christians was also reported around the world because of the way that these beliefs compelled them to live. They were known for the love that they had, not only for one another, but for those whom society had rejected and forgotten. This wasn’t the kind of love that was commonly understood. It was a very special kind of love. It was sacrificial love that put others first.
There was certainly something very strange about these first followers of Jesus, and also something very attractive.
Christ’s message and his power are still the same. Do people find the way you relate to them attractive?