Among the immediate followers of Jesus, no man made a greater impact on the world than the apostle Paul. He wrote much of the New Testament and he established the first churches in the Roman Empire. He was a great man of God.
At the very outset of his letter to the church in Rome, Paul says he is – “… a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God" (Romans 1:1). He describes himself as “obligated”, “eager” and “not ashamed” to share that good news with others (Romans 1:14-17).
We can be encouraged by Paul’s attitude as we commit ourselves to being ministers of that same gospel.