January 2014 September 2009. Romans 16:1-16 Delivered 02/24/2013. (3) Sanctification (Romans-6-8). April 2015 [9] February 2018 The Commendation of Phoebe (vv. 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. The Church: Some Assembly Teaching t07951. Rather, it gives insight into the church in Rome and it reveals Paul’s esteem and regard for some of the believers there. 26. November 2009 Isaiah That’s a story for another time ~ it’s how the book of Acts ends…. February 2016 3:9: “What shall we conclude then? I would, for example, immediately suspect the dogmas of a man who could make a statement like this: “I have found little that is ‘good’ about human beings on the whole. October 2012 6:18). A gang member becomes a youth leader in an Advent Christian Church in Chicago! F. F. Bruce, The Epistle of Paul to the Romans (Grand Rapids: Wm. In Romans 15 Paul cites several Old Testament passages which were in harmony with the fact of … The sixteenth chapter of Romans was treated as a detachable unit at least as early as the second century, showing that some considered it to be a tagalong compared with the rest of Paul’s letter to the Romans. “Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them” (Romans 16:17). 2 So you should welcome her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints and assist her in whatever matter she may require your help. ROMANS CHAPTER 16. How did the apostle become so intimately acquainted with individual Christians? In Romans 9:4 Paul speaks of Israel's covenants with Yahweh in the plural [diathekai]. Ephesian Work — They left Corinth when Paul did (Acts 18:18) and went to Ephesus, where they stayed, though Paul departed for a while (Acts 18:18-21). The fruit of justification is peace with God, even in the midst of life’s trials and tests (5a). The wisdom of God in saving Jews and Gentiles was not fully disclosed in the Old Testament. The reason can be found in an often overlooked passage: “Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 16:3) The Expulsion from Rome Priscilla and Aquila had been co-workers with Paul for a number of years. I post weekly sermons and other biblical messages on this page. In Romans 16:26, Paul speaks of the obedience of faith. Romans 16:17-20 He warneth them to take heed of those who cause. Romans 16 is an important passage; about one third of the people mentioned in this chapter are women. It helps to remember that “deacon” and “deaconess” really don’t exist in Greek; the word is servant. Romans 16 is the sixteenth (and the last) chapter of the Epistle to the Romans in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It is authored by Paul the Apostle, while Paul was in Corinth in the mid 50s CE, with the help of a secretary (), Tertius, who adds his own greeting in Romans 16:22. For indeed she has been a benefactor of many—and of me also. There is a battle currently being waged by Satan, but this will be short-lived. Help her in whatever she needs, for she has been helpful to many, and especially to me. There is much which suggests that Phoebe, the sister from the city of Cenchrea, a port city of Corinth, was the bearer of this epistle of Paul. We are reminded in these verses of the infinite wisdom of God. May 2015 September 2020 We have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under sin. Paul’s letter to the Romans has been well-served by Reformed and evangelical commentaries. Though there may be no official office associated with the task of the ministry of women, there is great need for it and great benefit derived from it. October 2016 Paul’s reward for ministry was people: “For who is our hope or joy or crown of exultation? Greetings for Old Friends and Fellow-Laborers. He further planned to save both Jews and Gentiles. A: Paul is anticipating his readers’ reactions. In doing this, we will devote ourselves to that which is edifying and upbuilding. August 2011 September 2010 All in all, Paul mentions 10 women in Romans 16 if we include Phoebe of Cenchrea. Footnotes. We are indeed reading Paul’s mail in chapter 16 as well. List other passages about the power of God’s word. We are commanded to do certain things because God has given us the means (His Holy Spirit) to do them. “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”, “Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you.”. There is much which suggests that Phoebe, the sister from the city of Cenchrea, a port city of Corinth, was the bearer of this epistle of Paul. 1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon # 16:1 Or servant # 16:1 The word deacon refers here to a Christian designated to serve with the overseers/elders of the church in a variety of ways; similarly in Phil. In one document ( 127 pages long ) ready to be fairly well-to-do who does such things out 14. The law of love is also expressed by accepting the weaker brother as he is, and by refraining from the exercise of any liberty which would impair his spiritual growth (Romans 14:1–15:13). Haggai ~ Shake Up Your Life March 2015 In order to accomplish this, Paul chose to work with a team of men, each of whom ministered to the others, and each of whom exercised his particular spiritual gift(s) to the edification of the rest and the propagation of the gospel. This is scarcely the kind of conclusion that one would have expected. How different is the attitude of the apostle Paul toward his fellows. 2 So you should welcome her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints and assist her in whatever matter she may require your help. 1:1; I Tim. More knowledge simply brings greater guilt and condemnation. Judges also Acts 20:19). Sometimes we may need to give a gentle rebuke or a word of warning. June 2017 (These women did not serve coffee or hand out hymn books on a Sunday morning.) Romans 16:21-24 After sundry salutations, Romans 16:25-27 he concludes with praise to God. While at first glance this may appear superfluous for us, it gives us an up-close-and-personal glimpse into Paul's view of women. The grace of God is defended in the matter of Jewish unbelief. Romans 16 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) Paul’s Commendation of Phoebe. 2. Have you come to see that your Christian experience is as much a work of grace as your conversion? By this I mean that Paul was deeply committed to minister to people as individuals and not just ‘en masse.’ Paul’s ministry was both public and private (Acts 20:20). This is one of the primary reasons Community Bible Chapel has initiated the ministry group concept in our assembly. But God can. Paul discussed the effects of living in a fallen world and described the plight of sinfulness that faces all humankind. December 2017 Easter December 2012 Grace, as we all know, refers to the unmerited favor of God whereby He has showered upon us blessings which we could never earn or merit. Gospels Main Romans: Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary. But her help may well have been of the kind afforded by Lydia at Philippi (Acts 16:15).” Murray, II, p. 227. 1:1 and 1 Tim. When you come to the end of a great epistle like the Book of Romans, there is only one appropriate conclusion and that is a benediction of praise. August 2019 We are jealous of another church which has a more effective ministry than us in a certain area. We may ask them to write in response with prayer requests and testimonies of answered prayers. And then he helps us understand what that looks like. October 2014 But here in Romans 16 is a list of names of men and women who never knew that they were going to be famous. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.” “First of all…” Paul only mentions one benefit here, but he mentions many benefits later in Romans 9:4-5. Goodness, if I had only one chapter to pick, I’d probably choose something like Romans 5. We may pray for Christians individually, and for the lost specifically. April 2013 125 Cf. March 2010 11:13; Phil. Paul discussed the effects of living in a fallen world and described the plight of sinfulness that faces all humankind. Some have felt the transition from verse 16 to verse 17 is far too abrupt. While at first glance this may appear superfluous for us, it gives us an up-close-and-personal glimpse into Paul's view of women. March 2012 He joined them defacing the building. November 2014 Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Publishing. Preview. February 2014 Year: 2002. One would have thought that the rapt apostle, having been borne to the loftiest circles of contemplation, would have now flung his inspired pen upon the page he had immortalised. We may look for our rewards in terms of changed lives and grateful brothers and sisters in Christ. 24. February 2015 My Christian friend, are you living in grace? Every Sunday the worship service includes a message from the Bible. In Ephesus they both took a fine, young teacher named Apollos aside to teach him the gospel (Acts 18:24-28). Paul writes, “ I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church in Cenchrea. The grace of God is reflected also in our human relationships (12:9-21). November 2013 Ecclesiastes Q. God has hardened the Jews to save the Gentiles. August 2013 Romans 16:1-16 – September 7, 2007 “Greet one another with a holy kiss” (Romans 16:16). Romans 11 and the Future of the Nation of Israel Roman Saints (16:1–16) Sometimes believers are tempted to skip reading lists of names in the Bible, such as the lengthy genealogies and the greetings that Paul oftentimes includes at the end of his epistles. August 2018 It is the grace of God which has brought us thus far, but it is grace that will also make us what we will be, what we should be. (4) Dispensation (Romans 9-11). October 2010 June 2011 A Front Row Seat Connections: Paul uses several Old Testament people and events as illustrations of the glorious truths in the Book of Romans. May 2017 At SACC we believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Are we any better? The Church Asked to Give Her Aid in the Work That Calls Her to. First, he was impressed when the bill was presented that the evangelist quickly reached for it rather than waiting for someone else to take it, as often happens. I imagine the people of our text were no exception. January 2015 In my experience most of them are trash.”124 You might be interested that this is a statement written to Pfister by Sigmund Freud. God is able to accomplish what His wisdom has planned. May you find meaning and hope as you read through each message and seek to hear God's voice. Now to some extent Paul was multiplying his ministry by ‘committing himself to faithful men’ (2 Timothy 2:2) in order that they might minister. For you are our glory and joy” (1 Thessalonians 2:19-20; cf. Although Paul could not be physically present with the saints, he was present in spirit (1 Corinthians 5:3; 1 Thessalonians 2:17). August 2014 16 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a deacon in the church in Cenchrea. We have been catching up on this season. Christians are individually stewards of divine grace in that we each possess spiritual (grace) gifts which we are to exercise for the building up of the body (Romans 12:3-8). By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©2007 Before getting into a study of Romans Chapter 9, Dr. Barber explains God’s sovereignty, and why it is important to understand that in order to grasp what Paul teaches in the next few chapters. 2:25), ... An annotated list of the people in Romans 16:1-16 is here. September 2018 My words are an attempt to understand and apply the Bible to our daily living. Bob was born and raised in a Christian home i... More, 4. Is it necessary to include all those names and personal greetings in the scriptures? Twenty-nine people are mentioned in Romans 16:1-16, with twenty-eight based in Rome. How could God be gracious when the Jews to whom God had made eternal promises of blessings were turning in unbelief and the Gentiles were being saved? Philippians 1:3-5; Colossians 1:3-4; 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3, etc.). In these last three verses, the apostle summarizes the major themes of the epistle. These covenants would include the covenant formed with Abraham, the physical father of Israel as God's covenant people, a 3-fold covenant that was extended through his son Isaac and grandson Jacob who is renamed Israel. When His purposes for the Gentiles are realized He will once again bring salvation and restoration to Israel (chapter 11). September 2016 In order to fix the message of this epistle in our minds, let us once again think our way through the book chapter by chapter and section by section. Daniel Of Christians to one another demonstrated, Rom 15:14-33 ( the gospel message ( hupakoe/hupakouo ) occurs times. Paul describes their labours using the same word that he described his ministry labours elsewhere in the New Testament. Not so. August 2015 September 2011 He writes not just on … I am not advocating the sale of every church building, but I am resisting the trend toward centering the total church program toward large groups in the church building rather than in the homes. 126 The other texts often used to support the office of deaconess are 1 Timothy 3:11; 5:9, 10. The root of justification is the work of Jesus Christ. Although we should live holy lives, this is humanly impossible due to the weakness of the flesh and the power of sin. This obedience is our response to the biblical imperatives and injunctions found throughout the Scriptures. I suppose that you might wonder at the value of the recording of these names (by inspiration of the Holy Spirit) for the Christian today. Acts Ephesians Bob is a pastor/teacher and elder at Community Bible Chapel in Richardson, Texas, and has contributed many of his Bible study series for use by the Foundation. Text: Romans 16:1-16. (5) Application (Romans 12-15). 1 Timothy Second, the context demands nothing more than a general sense, rendered adequately as a servant of the church at Cenchrea. August 2020 Our response should not be ridicule or burning them at the stake, but simply to keep away from them. Israel’s hardening is neither total nor permanent. January 2018 Jewish unbelief—the question is how the church as the new people of God relates to Israel as the old people of God. The reports Paul has received concerning the Roman Christians has been very positive and encouraging. Emil Brunner called Romans 16 “one of the most instructive chapters of the New Testament,” because it encourages personal relationships of love in the church. I cannot see an ecclesiastical office here. And then he helps us understand what that looks like. The reason is simply that there is a great imminent danger from those who are false teachers. 4:4-7). We can easily fall into evil by letting our minds dwell on it. The 4th and final year of the 3rd missionary journey. The grace of God does not nullify human responsibility. 7), but whether it was so used of women is not certain. July 2013 As we close out our study of Romans, chapter 16 includes a long list of greetings (read 16:1-16). Not at all! His apostleship did not come from any human authority but directly from Jesus who was the Christ, and from the God whom he knew as Father, the one who had raised Jesus from the dead. Blessed is the … Commentary; In very heart of his epistle to the Church in Rome, the Apostle Paul devotes three entire chapters to the relationship between Israel and Gentile Christians. “We don’t do church” they responded. Romans 11 and the Future of the Nation of Israel. November 2011 And Timothy our brother - Paul was accustomed to associate some other person or persons with him in writing his epistles. Romans: Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary Charles H. Talbert. 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