1. Opening Statement (1:1)

  1. THE MAN—past and present
  2. THE SERVICE—past and present
  3. THE MASTER OF HIS LIFE—Jesus Christ
  4. THE CALL—and when it came
  5. THE APOSTLESHIP—and its meaning
  6. THE STATED SEPARATION
  7. THE GOSPEL—of God

2. The Apostle's Message (1:2-4)

  1. REVELATION—promised (v. 2)
  2. WHEN—before (v. 2)
  3. BY WHOM—God's prophets (v. 2)
  4. HOW—in the Holy Scriptures (v. 2)
  5. CONCERNING—God's Son (v. 3)
  6. CONCERNING—Jesus Christ our Lord (v. 3)
  7. CONCERNING—Christ's death and resurrection (v. 4)

3. Things Specified (1:5-7)

  1. SOURCE OF AUTHORITY—Christ (v. 5)
  2. OBEDIENCE—to the faith (v. 5)
  3. GOSPEL—for all nations (v. 5)
  4. NAME—to be preached (v. 5)
  5. CALLED—of Jesus Christ (v. 6)
  6. BELOVED—of God (v. 7)
  7. TWOFOLD BLESSING—grace and peace (v. 7)

4. God Praised (1:8)

  1. FIRST THINGS FIRST—"first"
  2. PERSONAL THANKSGIVING—"! thank my God"
  3. APOSTLE'S CLAIM—"my God"
  4. ACCESS—"through Jesus Christ"
  5. RECOGNITION OF OTHERS—"for you all"
  6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THEIR FAITH—"your faith"
  7. SPREAD ABROAD—"throughout the whole world"

5. Paul's Submission to God's Will (1:9-10)

  1. CONFESSED—the living God (v. 9)
  2. CLAIMED—God was his witness (v. 9)
  3. SERVED—God in his spirit (v. 9)
  4. PREACHED—the gospel of Christ (v. 9)
  5. UNCEASINGLY—in remembrance of others (v. 9)
  6. ALWAYS—offering prayers to God (v. 9)
  7. SUBMISSIVELY—to God's will (v. 10)