From Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle and appointed to spread the Good News of God.
(God had already promised this Good News through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures.
This Good News is about his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. In his human nature he was a descendant of David.
In his spiritual, holy nature he was declared the Son of God. This was shown in a powerful way when he came back to life.
Through him we have received God's kindness and the privilege of being apostles who bring people from every nation to the obedience that is associated with faith. This is for the honor of his name.
You are among those who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ.)