Romans 15:14-16

14 Now I myself am confident concerning you, my brethren, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.

15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written more boldly to you on some points, as reminding you, because of the grace given to me by God,

16 that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

goodness — not moral excellence, but a disposition to be kind to others

Goodness and knowledge are both necessary for admonition.

minister = the word for priestly service

offering up = believers giving themselves

being sanctified = having been sanctified, by a divine act at the moment of salvation.

Paul is the minister by divine call. The believers are offering themselves as sacrifices. These sacrifices (believers) are cleansed by the Holy Spirit.

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