Good News

Series: Recalibrate | Week 1: The Reason for Romans

Day One Romans 1:1-4

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

1 This letter is from Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, chosen by God to be an apostle and sent out to preach his Good News. 2 God promised this Good News long ago through his prophets in the holy Scriptures. 3 The Good News is about his Son. In his earthly life he was born into King David’s family line, 4 and he was shown to be the Son of God when he was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit. He is Jesus Christ our Lord. – Romans 1:1-4 (NLT)

Discover: Use the Discover section of your Recalibrate journal to write down your answers to the following observation and interpretation questions.
1. Who is the author of this letter and how does he describe himself (verse 1)?
2. What do you learn about the Good News (verse 2-3)?
3. Write out everything you learn about the Son (verses 3-4).

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 Learning
Get a brief overview of the book of Romans, including some key terms used in the book, in this Bible Project video.

For Families with Kids at Home
Not only did Jesus preach about the Good News when He was on earth, but then He proved it when the Holy Spirit resurrected Him from the dead! The Good News is that through Jesus, we can now be friends with God and have full access to Him. Take time to explain the Good News of the Gospel to your kids today. Pray with them and thank Jesus for bringing us this Good News!

*If you don't have a Recalibrate journal, you can use any journal available to you to write down your responses.
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