Romans 1:10 Reaching Out

Romans 1:10 (KJV)
Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.

The ministry of the Apostle was itinerant. He did not stay in one place. He moved from city to city, establishing churches, preaching for salvation, and confirming leaders. 

Interestingly, he prays to God but makes his request clear to the believers – I am confident it was to a church – in Rome that he wanted to come to them. 

  • He wanted to see them
  • He wanted to preach to them
  • He wanted fruit among them and
  • He wanted to be blessed by them

It would be unbecoming of every pastor to do this. But it is appropriate for those who are burdened for regions beyond their own to:

  • Pray for those regions
  • Ask God for opportunities to preach to them and
  • To let those in those regions know it. 

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Romans 1:10 Reaching Out

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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