In his opening salutaion to the church in Rome the Apostle Paul wrote:

Paul, a bondervant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ;

To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

(Romans 1:1-7, NKJV)

The notion behind this site comes from verse 5: Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His Name. Here, Paul carefully redirects the reader to the focal point of his mission; that is Christ. The crux of the issue remains centered on Christ who has now granted grace and apostleship, to bring about obedience which is necessitated by—but no less an inherent cascade of—faith. This brings us to Paul’s specific missionary calling, the Gentiles (i.e. all nations). The final phrase of this verse directs readers to focus all endeavors on the glory of Christ; the goal of Paul’s missionary exploits: for His name. This verse completely captures the apostle’s missionary thrust and never converges on Paul, but remains always on Christ.

However Paul does not stop here, verse 6 brings everything he just stated and places it back on the reader.  Paul notes that as he was called for apostleship, you the reader is also called of Christ who therefore has the same missionary focus.

For Paul, faith was lived out by following God; being obedient to the Will of the Spirit. The author of Hebrews wrote: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). Therefore, this site is devoted to exploring cascading faith–continuous and progressive growth through believing and trusting God in our lives–and bringing that faith to the world.

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