(From: ROMANS #1 - 1:1-17)
ROMANS SUMMARY: GOD'S PLAN TO IMPART RIGHTEOUSNESS
I. 1:1-4:25 LAW: DRIVES MAN TO RIGHTEOUSNESS THROUGH FAITH
A. 1:1-7 OUR RELATIONSHIP TO JESUS CHRIST
PAUlos, DOUlos  IeSOU ChrisTOU, kleTOS  a-POsto-los ,
Paul, bondman of Jesus Christ, a called apostle,
a-pho-risMEnos  eis eu-agGEli-on  TheOU,
separated unto God's gospel,
ho pro-e-pegGEIla-to  diA ton pro-pheTON  auTOU en graPHAIS haGIais, peRI tou huiOU auTOU,
2 which he promised afore through his :prophets in theholy scriptures, 3concerning his :Son,
tou ge-noMEnou  ek SPERma-tos  DauID kaTA SARka,
who came to be of David's seed according to theflesh,
tou ho-risTHENtos  huiOU TheOU en duNAmei ,
4determined as the Son of God with power,
kaTA PNEUma ha-gi-oSUnes , ex a-naSTAse-os  neKRON:
according to thespirit of holiness, by theresurrection of thedead:
IeSOU ChrisTOU tou KuRIou heMON, di' hou eLAbo-men CHArin kai a-po-stoLEN,
even Jesus Christ our :Lord, 5through whom we received grace and apostleship,
eis hu-po-koEN PISte-os en PAsin tois ETHne-sin , huPER tou oNOma-tos auTOU;
unto obedience of faith among all the nations, for his :name's sake;
en HOIS es-te kai huMEIS kleTOI IeSOU ChrisTOU:
6among whom are you also Jesus Christ's called ones:
PAsin tois OUsin en 'ROme, a-ga-peTOIS TheOU, kleTOIS haGIois:
7 to all that are in Rome, beloved of God, called saints:
CHAris huMIN kai eiREneaPO TheOU paTROS heMON kai KuRIou IeSOU ChrisTOU.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and theLord Jesus Christ.
B. 1:8-17 HOW THE GOSPEL CONFIRMS AND SAVES
1. 1:8-13 THE GOAL OF AN APOSTLE: CONFIRMATION OF DISCIPLES
a. 1:8 TRUE FAITH WILL PRODUCE A WITNESS
PROton, men, eu-cha-risTO  to TheO mou- diA IeSOU ChrisTOU peRI PANton huMON,
First, then, I thank my :God through Jesus Christ for you all,
HOti he PIStis huMON ka-tagGELle-tai  en HOlo to KOSmo.
that your :faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.
b. 1:9-10 THE HEART OF AN APOSTLE: A DESIRE TO SHARE THE GOSPEL
MARtus gar mou esTIN ho TheOS,
For :God is my witness,
ho laTREUo  en to PNEUmaTI mou en to eu-ag-geLIo tou huiOU auTOU,
whom I serve in my :spirit in the gospel of his :Son,
hos a-di-aLEIPtos MNEIan huMON poiOUmai PANto-te ePI ton pro-seuCHON mou
how unceasingly I make mention of you always in my :prayers
deOme-nos , ei pos Ede poTE
10requesting, if by any means now at length
eu-o-doTHEso-mai  en totheLEma-ti tou TheOU elTHEIN pros huMAS.
I may be prospered in the will of :God to come unto you.
c. 1:11-12 PURPOSE OF SPIRITUAL GIFTS: LEADS TO CONFIRMATION
e-pi-poTHO  gar iDEIN huMAS, HIna ti me-taDO CHAris-ma huMIN pneu-ma-tiKON,
For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift,
eis to ste-richTHEnai huMAS; TOUto DE es-tin sun-pa-ra-kleTHEnai 4837] en huMIN,
unto your being stablished; 12 and this is that I with you be comforted in you,
diA tes en alLElois PISte-os, huMON te kai eMOU.
each by our:mutual faith, both yours and mine.
d. 1:13 PAUL'S DESIRE: TO HAVE FRUIT IN ALL NATIONS
ou THElode huMAS ag-noEIN , a-delPHOI,
And I would not have you ignorant, brethren,
HOti polLAkis pro-eTHEmen  elTHEIN pros huMAS (kai e-koLUthen  ACHri tou DEUro),
that oft I purposed to come unto you (and was hindered :hitherto),
HIna tiNA karPON schokai en huMIN, kaTHOS kai en tois loiPOIS ETHne-sin.
that I might have some fruit in you also, even as in the rest of the nations.
2. 1:14-17 THE GOSPEL: HOW GOD EFFECTIVELY PROVIDES SALVATION
a. 1:14 I am debtor both to Greeks and to Barbarians, both to wise and foolish.
HELleSIN te kai barBArois , soPHOIS 4680] te kai a-noEtois  o-pheiLEtes  eiMI.
b. 1:15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach thegospel to you also :in Rome.
HOUto, to kat' eME, PROthu-mon  kai huMIN tois en 'ROme eu-ag-geLIsas-thai .
c. 1:16 “i AM NOT ASHAMED”
ou gar e-paiSCHUno-mai  to eu-agGEli-on:
For I am not ashamed of the gospel:
DUna-mis gar TheOU es-tin eis so-teRIan  panTI to piSTEUon-ti; IouDAIo te PROton, kai HELle-ni.
for it is God's power unto salvation to every :believer; to Jew first, also to Greek.
d. 1:17 THE GOSPEL: GOD'S METHOD OF IMPARTING RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH
di-kai-oSUne  gar TheOU en auTO a-po-kaLUPte-tai 
For herein is being revealed God's righteousness
ek PISte-os eis PIStin: kaTHOS GEgrap-tai, Ho de DIkai-os  ek PIste-os ZEse-tai .
from faith unto faith: as it is written, But the righteous man shall live by faith.
NOTE: It is important to note that Paul sets himself as “bondman” first - before “apostle.” And Paul says, “Follow me, as Ifollow Christ! Jesus in John 13 places Himself, though Lord and Teacher, just as Paul. This is the mark and characteristic of trueapostles. God has sent them to servethe Body of Christ. By their fruits shall we know them.
Note too in 1:5 that the Gospel is given to us by God unto the obedience of faithamong all nations. This is the way the Book of Romans begins, and it is also the way it ends! See 16:26 - Paul's gospel in the Book of Romans is made known unto all the nations unto obedience of faith.People who profess themselves to be on the way to heaven because they can quote scriptures - but do not walkin obedience of faith- are in for a rude shock up ahead! It's not what we thinkabout these truths - it's how we walk in them in obedience of faiththat counts!
In the Spring of 1944 in HMCS Naden adjoining to Victoria BC, God revealed Himself to me according to a promise He gave me in the Fall of 1942 while attending the University of British Columbia. He said, “Join the Navy, and I'll reveal Myself to you” according to Psalm 107:23-24. He then made Romans 1:16-17 so real to me, that I received a boldness not my own to proclaim the Gospel in Jesus to 100's of my fellow sailors, and saw numbers of them come to the Lord.
Romans 10:9-10 became the key that God used to usher me into His Kingdom. I must confess that this Book of the Gospel of Paul brought me into the Kingdom; has powerfully illuminated me on the way; and continues to open up and reveal to me marvelous truths. I say, “Open my eyes, that I might see wonderful things in Your Word!” And He does! J.A.W.