According to 1:8, why is Paul encouraged and grateful to God?
What is Paul praying for in 1:9-10?
Why does Paul want to visit Rome?
What does Paul mean when he says that he wants to impart a spiritual gift to strengthen the believers in the church in Rome? What do you think that this might have entailed?
Paul says that he is also seeking mutual encouragement - that he and the believers in Rome would be blessed by each other’s faith. What are some implications of this verse?
Why do you think that Paul is so intent on ministering to the Gentiles?
What are some ways that you can strive to impart a spiritual gift to someone else and strengthen them?
What are some ways that you and some other church members can strive to be mutually encouraged by each other's faith?
Who is it that God has called you to? What are some ways that you can be pursuing them, and encouraging them, and sharing the gospel with them?