Called to Be Holy

Series: Recalibrate | Week 1: The Reason for Romans

Day Two Romans 1:5-7

Pray: Invite God into your time and ask Him to speak to you, then read the passage.

5 Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.

6 And you are included among those Gentiles who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ. 7 I am writing to all of you in Rome who are loved by God and are called to be his own holy people.

May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
– Romans 1:5-7 (NLT)

Discover: Use the Discover section of your Recalibrate journal to write down your answers to the following observation and interpretation questions.
1. How does Paul describe the job he’s been given and how does he feel about it (verse 5)?
2. What three things does he want to see happen in the Gentiles as a result of carrying out his mission from God (verse 5)?
3. What are the recipients of this letter called to (verses 6 and 7)?

Respond: Use the Respond section of your Recalibrate journal to answer the following application prompts.
1. What does this passage teach me about God?
2. How does this aspect of His character change my view of self and others?
3. What should I do in response and when?

For Further Reading
Read more about what Paul’s greeting to the Romans teaches us about identity: Who Are You?

For Families with Kids at Home
When we belong to Jesus by placing our trust in Him, He gives us His grace and peace. Grace is when we receive something even if we don’t deserve it, and peace is when we feel calm, even when things around us are kind of crazy. Take time to explain the concepts of grace and peace to your kids today. Pray together to thank Jesus for the grace and peace He gives to us!

*If you don't have a Recalibrate journal, you can use any journal available to you to write down your responses.
**TPCC does not necessarily endorse all For Further Reading/Learning sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.