Devotional Type : DCLM Daily Manna

Preacher : Pastor W.F Kumuyi

Topic: Famous For Faith

Text: Romans 1:8-17 (KJV)

8. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

9. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;

10. Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.

11. For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;

12. That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

13. Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

14. I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.

15. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.

16. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto  salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

17. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Romans 1:8‭-‬17 KJV

Key Verse: "First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world” Romans 1:8


Many churches today are famous and noted for several things. They boast of their architecture, glass windows, organs, choir and great orchestra, suave and eloquent preachers, the number of millionaires who attend their services, large membership and so on.

In the passage under consideration, Apostle Paul talks about the church in Rome. He had not, up to the point of writing this epistle, been there physically but had heard so much of their faith in Christ. The church was famous for their doctrinal soundness. They did not just hold to those doctrines and creed and merely profess them in empty and dry recitations; they lived them out practically for all to see. It was this practical demonstration of their faith and profession everywhere they went that people took note of. It is worthy of note that the faith of the church in Rome became known through the spoken word, without the aid of any media.

When a group of Christians is obedient to the Lord and propagates its faith, it doesn’t take long for a whole city or state or even nations to be talking about the group. A church should become famous because of its willingness to stand for and propagate the truth of the Bible, not by any of those things that would attract the media.

Individual Christians make up the church; hence, we must practice our professed doctrines in our day-to-day living. This not only gladdens the heart of the pastor, but also reveals the genuineness of the faith that we profess and draw others to the Lord. This is what is most important to God.

Are you known for real faith that others can testify to or an empty and hypocritical religious lifestyle? Let your faith become a testimony to the world.

Thought For The Day: Let your faith inspire others to serve God.

Bible Reading in a Year: Exodus 22-24.