I am eager to preach the Gospel to you also who are in Rome. – Rom 1:15
Paul, starting his letter to the Church in Rome is explaining why he cannot be there to preach the Gospel. He had an obligation where he was already. However, in all our hearts there is a place in which we want to see people saved, the same as Paul. There are those who are special in our hearts, but are we eager?
“I am eager to preach the Gospel,” what a great statement form Paul. I am eager to preach the Gospel? I love my Sunday mornings, don’t get me wrong. But that is an awfully safe place to deliver the Gospel. I mean I am on the home court with all my fans there cheering me on. But, does that excitement continue when I leave the Church Building and Sunday?
I need to be eager to deliver the Gospel, whether in season or out, 2 Tim 4:2, I must not only be willing but eager. Eager, the Greek word is, prothymon, it means with excited fervor to do something or accomplish and end. Excited fervor, I remember having excited fervor when I wanted to go to Disneyland as a kid. Do I have this for the Gospel?
People are in desperate need for hope and for Jesus. We have all kinds of violence, sexual immorality, and hate even in this country. The only hope for a cure is Jesus and His Gospel. The reason why people fill themselves with sin is because of the lack of hope. We must replace this evil with the hope found in the Gospel.
We have got to get excited once again for sharing this hope with others, wont you join me in some excited fervor this morning and go therefore and make disciples of all nations, bringing hope to those who have none.
God Will Be With You,