"I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel..."
Text: Romans 15:29
LOOKING FORWARD TO VISITING ROME
Paul looked forward to visiting Rome for a number of reasons. Let us review what he hoped to see when he arrived in Rome.
1. He hoped to impart to them “a spiritual gift” (Cf. Romans 1:11a).
2. He hoped to help them become “established” in their faith (Cf. Romans 1:11b).
3. He hoped that there would be mutual benefit through fellowship (Cf. Romans 1:12).
4. He desired to have some fruit through ministering in Rome (Cf. Romans 1:13).
5. He hoped that the brethren in Rome would help him in his plans to go minister in Spain (Cf. Romans 15:24).
AN IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL NOTE
Paul once again mentioned his desire to visit Rome. He added an important element in the following text.
“But I know that when I come to you,
I shall come in the fullness of the blessing
of the gospel of Christ.”