Paul had never made it to Rome yet! But he had written the book of Romans to share His yearning to visit and share the Gospel and the fruit of the Holy Spirit with them!! Based on the 3 motivations for Christian Evangelism.
– I am under (Obligation)
– I am (Eager) to preach the gospel
– I am (Unashamed)
“First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world. For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you, always in my prayers making request, if perhaps now at last by the will of God I may succeed in coming to you. For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established; that is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other’s faith, both yours and mine. I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that often I have planned to come to you (and have been prevented so far) so that I may obtain some fruit among you also, even as among the rest of the Gentiles. (I am under obligation) both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. So, for my part, (I am eager to preach the gospel) to you also who are in Rome. For (I am not ashamed) of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.””
Romans 1:8-17 NASB