In fact a majority of the names in this list are Gentile, indicating the Gentile majority in the church (Douglas Moo, The Epistle to the Romans [Eerdmans], p. 918). Persis (another woman) “has worked hard in the Lord” (16:12). It is sometimes read to us as the second lesson in church. Even though our names will never be in Scripture and none of us will probably be recognized or remembered by the world, God knows your name and you are important to Him. The chapter which contains these names, and a great number more just as lifeless and unsuggestive as these, is in our Bible. Lesson Two …. Romans 16:16. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. Read Romans 5:1-5 together as a group. Documenting the Indictment. Romans Lesson #16 2 Question 6b Romans 2:28-29; [28] Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. (affiliate link) Now all glory to God, who is able to make you strong, just as … Romans 16:16, ESV: "Greet one another with a holy kiss.All the churches of Christ greet you." In vs.11-16 Paul reaffirms that Israel still has a special place in God’s plan. He says he set his mind on skipping over places where another work already existed and a church was formed and growing, Now we know Paul stopped in other cities where churches already existed, places like Ephesus for example, But these cities were located on the way for Paul, so he would have had to go out of his way to avoid them, That wouldn’t have made sense, so Paul stopped to encourage and teach those churches, Paul was fulfilling the word of Isaiah by bringing good news to those who had no knowledge of God, And he was telling of Jesus to those who had not previously heard of Israel’s God much less about a coming Messiah, Yet up to now, Rome hadn’t been on the way to anywhere Paul needed to minister to, Notice Paul says in v.22  “For this reason…”, His mission kept him away, and he hoped the church could appreciate his reasoning, Paul now intended to come their way soon, and therefore he wanted to smooth things over with the church prior to his arrival with this letter, In v.23 he says that he had no further place to go in these regions between Jerusalem and Rome, And since Paul had long desired to visit the church in Rome, now was the appropriate time, Paul’s claim to have exhausted his opportunities to reach unreached areas in Asia Minor is quite a remarkable testimony, Obviously, Paul wasn’t the only person evangelizing at that time, so he’s not taking credit for moving the Gospel to every place, Still, we know Paul was the most prolific evangelist, by far, Paul is sitting in Corinth preparing to return to Jerusalem at the conclusion of his third missionary journey, He was converted to the faith barely 20 years earlier, And in just two decades of life as a Christian, Paul had evangelized roughly half the known world, He had written nearly half of the books of the New Testament canon, And he had founded churches in at least 14 major cities and towns…in 20 years. We learn that…. 16 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon [] [] of the church in Cenchreae. We don’t know when this happened, but obviously there was a close bond between them because of this. Also, if they don’t maintain an emphasis on outreach and healthy growth by division, they can become ingrown. 4:22, written from Rome). He says that Andronicus and Junias “were in Christ before me” (16:7). Romans 16:20 It appears that Paul is again trying to close the epistle. Knowing names. He graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., 1976 in Bible exposition) and Califo... More, 4. In his book, What’s the Difference? For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ The reason why he was so ready and willing to preach it, even where he ran the greatest risk of his character and life, was, because it was "the Gospel of Christ" he preached, and he was not ashamed of it. It may be to set a godly example as a loving husband and father. Designed and developed by VBVMI in partnership with Giles-Parscale. Romans Lesson 16. Husbands and wives can find great joy in working together for the Lord. The law is not sin. John Piper Five believers are mentioned in verse 15 as well as "all the saints who are with them." Freedom is the power to do as you should. Summarize the remainder of Romans 15–16 by explaining that Paul concluded his epistle by describing his efforts to preach the gospel. ], p. 220), “It is a great thing to go down to history as the man with the open house or as the man with the brotherly heart. Paul’s greatest written work – and perhaps the most important New Testament epistle – comes to an end in a peculiar fashion. Chapter 16. 19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. Article “Phebe.” Learn more about this member of the early Church, known for the help she gave Paul, in the Ensign’s ongoing series about women in the New Testament. The church is made up of ordinary, diverse people who know the Lord, are growing in Him, serve Him, and love one another. The Relationship Between Theology and Ethics. Romans 16:16, ESV: "Greet one another with a holy kiss.All the churches of Christ greet you." Those who argue for erasing all role distinctions in the church bring up two matters to support their cause. Lesson 28. Paul calls Prisca and Aquila “my fellow workers in Christ Jesus” (16:3). In this lesson: It is faith in Jesus that absolves us from sin. If truth be forsaken, unity and peace will not last long. Copyright, Steven J. Cole, 2013, All Rights Reserved. “I have bitter grief and incessant anguish in my heart.” Romans 9:2 AMPC. They were putting their hope in the Law and on God, in that they felt privileged that He chose to work with and reveal Himself through them. 12:1-2) ability to discern people’s inner motives. What drew them together and united them? Whatever your gifts and calling, the most important thing is that you know that Christ has saved you from eternal judgment because you have put your trust in Him as Savior and Lord. He longed for them to know Jesus Christ as their Messiah and accept him as their kinsman redeemer. We don’t know why. I'm Jennifer! So feminists argue that we have here a female apostle. 2:8-15; 1 Cor. Lesson 17. Romans 1:18-32 God's Anger at Sin 18 But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. So the church in Rome was made up of these ordinary but diverse people. Tertius, Paul’s secretary in Corinth (16:22), and Quartus, whom Paul simply calls “the brother” (16:23), were probably slaves. Faith is one of the most misunderstood words in the world today. As we’ve seen in Romans, being “in Christ” through faith is the most important designation that can be true of anyone. But before I do, let me say that this chapter dispels the notion that Paul was a non-relational theologian who was so wrapped up in his study that he didn’t care about people. Lesson Summary and Teaching; Pick up BSF notes on lesson; BSF Series. Clearly, he took a personal interest in people, and so should we. They work hard together for the Lord. 5:26; 1 Pet. Romans 16:1-16 New International Version (NIV) Personal Greetings. Scripture: Romans 16:25–27. 1. ©2020 Ashland Bible Church . In the male-dominated culture of that day, it is significant that Paul mentions four women who worked hard in the Lord (16:6, 12), plus Prisca who along with her husband Aquila were “fellow workers in Christ Jesus” (16:3). Audio. And the individuals greeted here can motivate and encourage each of us to be all that God wants us to be. So what kind of ending do you tack on to the end of such an impressive letter? Romans 16, Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, filling six volumes, provides an … Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet." There should be no benchwarmers in the body of Christ. ii. Tell them you are going to test their knowledge of American wars. Also, perhaps they had talked about how God’s sovereignty had brought Rufus’ father in contact with Christ, so that the truth of election was now especially precious to him. God walks with us. So make a prayer list of these 8-15 people and ask God to show them their need of Christ and to give you an opportunity to tell them the good news. But that’s not what the real meaning of freedom is. 16:20; 2 Cor. Still later, they would move back to Ephesus again (2 Tim. It just makes us aware of right from wrong. Printable Study Guide. Jesus Christ in the Book of Romans A Final Prayer. To Him Be Glory Forevermore. The Righteous Shall Live by Faith - Romans 1:1-17 It is of some interest that the last time we did a series on Romans this section of Scripture was skipped entirely. 1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. None of the people listed in Romans 16 were famous or powerful in the world’s eyes. Wherever they went, their hearts were for building up the church. And Tertius, Paul’s secretary, sends his greetings “in the Lord” (16:22). John Piper Dec 17, 2006 214 Shares Sermon. She was probably a single, wealthy business woman (she was a “helper” or “patroness” or “benefactor” of many, including Paul). An inscription has been found in Corinth mentioning an Erastus who was the public works administrator. Romans 1:1-2:11 Lesson Three …. Five believers are greeted by name in verse 14 and mention is made of the "brethren that are with them." also greet the church that is in their house. Terms and Conditions, ©2021. Paul isn’t deliberately teaching here. 2011 - Acts of the Apostles 2011. The Names of God. Aristobulus (16:10) was a grandson of Herod the Great and was a close friend of the Emperor Claudius. Paul entrusted probably the only copy of this precious letter to a woman, Phoebe, for safe delivery to Rome. 400 Dead Indian Memorial Road . Dec 17, 2006. Romans 8:5-27 He says that we all have between 8 and 15 people that we have natural bridges to, whether as biological family or people that we rub shoulders with every day. You Must Hear the Gospel. Phebe. In the same breath Paul mentions Erastus, the city treasurer, an important public position. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. Rather, he is greeting his friends in Rome and sending greetings from some who were with him in Corinth. Key Notes: Paul addresses 20 or more people in a city he has not visited. Quartus was “the brother.” Prisca and Aquila opened their home to host the gatherings of the church (16:5), which they also did in Ephesus (1 Cor. Whatever differs from the sound doctrine of the Scriptures, opens a door to divisions and offences. Audio. But if this is so, Paul was using “apostles” to refer to traveling missionaries (Moo, p. 924), not to those with special authority over the churches as was given to the twelve and to Paul. ... Rom. How would Paul have described you if you were in this list? [is] the law sin? And he calls Timothy “my fellow worker” (16:21). Romans 16:16. If Paul wrote a letter to Flagstaff Christian Fellowship, what would he say? When he died, his slaves would have become the property of the emperor, but would still be called “the household of Aristobulus.” The following name, Herodion, probably refers to a Jewish slave or freedman who was a part of that larger household of Aristobulus now in the emperor’s service (see J. It takes some mental effort to grapple with these profound truths, but it’s well worth the work! To our wise God and Father, through His Son Jesus Christ, be all the glory, Amen. You Must Hear the Gospel. The Names of God. Paul’s greatest written work – and perhaps the most important New Testament epistle – comes to an end in a peculiar fashion, Paul spent 8 chapters walking us down the Romans Road, carefully explaining the way to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, Then Paul spent 3 chapters revealing the mystery of God’s plan for His people Israel, Finally Paul taught nearly four more chapters on how the church should walk in the light of our salvation, He’s covered so much ground, and he’s tackled many of the toughest topics of our faith. Romans 3:27-5:5 Lesson Five …. 1:15; 4:10, 14), but that didn’t keep him from pursuing close relationships with other believers. (My) Answers to BSF Bible Study Questions Romans 16:25-27 All scriptures for this lesson Questions for this lesson 14. It would have been men with men and women with women. Through his forced encounter with Christ and the cross, he came to faith in Jesus as His Savior and Lord. the gift of prophecy/insight. One other man who was probably a Jew was Rufus (16:13). They later accompanied Paul to Ephesus, where after Paul left they helped Apollos get straightened out in his doctrine (Acts 18:24-26). Romans (2017) Chapter 5 More in this series. Let’s Explore the Bible in Romans 15:14-21; 30-33. It’s significant that although Romans is the most doctrinally deep letter in the New Testament, it was written to help common people, many of them slaves, to know Christ and grow in their walk with Him. BOOK: (What does the Bible say?) romans 12 lesson #16 the gift of prophecy and the gift of teaching. We think that because we’re free we can do whatever. Romans Lesson 16 Day 2 My answers to BSF study questions. LESSON PLAN FOR ROMANS 7-16. Paul had never been to Rome, yet he had friends there whom he met in his many travels. John Piper Dec 17, 2006 214 Shares Sermon. The Names of Paul's Friends. But the roles of teaching men and overall leadership in the church are restricted to men. In the wilderness, did Jesus have supernatural power to resist temptation. Romans 4:1-15 Lesson 291 Read both the "King James Bible" and the "New Living Translation." Lesson Focus: Rejoicing in our afflictions. Romans - Lesson 11 01.24.2018. a. I commend to you Phoebe our sister: Paul certainly knew the value of what women could do in serving the church. 2017 - The Book of Romans. Knowing names. June 9 – Romans 5:1-5 (Lesson 16) Posted on June 5, 2013 by Bryan Parris. But Paul got burned too (2 Tim. When I was a kid someone asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, "A teacher, writer, artist, and veterinarian!" Some day people will sum us up in one sentence. I can’t comment on every name, but I want to point out seven features of this snapshot. How would you like to be described? Romans - Lesson 16 Text C. Paul’s personal i greetings 16:1-24. So often we misunderstand that. 3. Sexuality. Hello, I’m Jennifer. (affiliate link) Now all glory to God, who is able to make you strong, just as … Persis the beloved “has worked hard in the Lord” (16:12). He mentions Rufus’ mother as being his own mother (16:13). Romans 16:14-15 Ten believers. Romans Lesson 16. If truth be forsaken, unity and peace will not last long. 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. We find the answer in a phrase that Paul repeats eleven times in these verses: “in the Lord” or “in Christ.” He asks the Romans to receive Phoebe “in the Lord” (16:2). For an icebreaker. Apparently Phoebe was on her way to Rome (probably entrusted with this precious letter) and Paul sends an advance reco… 2018 - People of the Promised Land I These are all people that Paul asks the church in Rome to greet and to allow to come into their homes and worship God with them. a person who perceives, prays over,professes, and promotes the will of god. 2 I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of his people and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me. Updated: Feb 3, 2020. 13:12; 1 Thess. Amen. Romans 16:25-27 I’m not comfortable creating and posting my paraphrase here, so what follows is from The New Living Translation. Commentary on Romans 16:17-20 (Read Romans 16:17-20) How earnest, how endearing are these exhortations! He calls Phoebe “our sister” (16:1) and Quartus “the brother” (16:23). But even though she probably was busy as a single business woman, she was devoted to serving the church. Home › Group Notes › June 16 – Romans 5:6-11 (Lesson 17) June 16 – Romans 5:6-11 (Lesson 17) Posted on June 13, 2013 by Bryan Parris.