Think beyond Rome

GospelIf all roads lead to Rome, then all roads leave Rome for the world. If the capital of the Roman Empire was the center of all, she should also be the center for the preaching of the gospel.

But I have written more boldly to you on some points so as to remind you, because of the grace given to me by God 16  to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles. I serve the gospel of God like a priest, so that the Gentiles may become an acceptable offering, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:15-16 NET

Think beyond Rome. That’s what Paul wants the Roman Christians to do, recognizing that the gospel is for all, and that he was sent to the Gentiles to preach to them the Good News of Christ. His plan to go to Spain serves as a great opportunity for them.

Think beyond our congregation, our neighborhood, our city. The letter to the Romans ought to serve the same purpose for us.

What do you think?