These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. My kinsmen - In Romans 9:3, the apostle calls "all" the Jews "his kinsmen," and it has been doubted whether he means anything more here than that they were "fellow Jews. The reason for writing the book of Romans was to share the gospel and teach that our righteousness comes by faith in Jesus Christ apart from what we can do to earn it. Romans 11:1-2 “I ask, then, has God rejected his people? Whatever differs from the sound doctrine of the Scriptures, opens a door to divisions and offences. They are already dealing with these situations well, and Paul is glad about it. 3:8,12. of the church in Cenchreae. Apparently Phoebe was on her way to Rome (probably entrusted with this precious letter) and Paul sends an advance reco… A summary of Romans 16 from @biblesummary. Romans 16:14-15 Ten believers. I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - … i. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. You can also change some of your preferences. They are missing altogether in some Greek witnesses; alternatively, they appear at the end of chapter 14 in some Greek texts; and they appear after chapter 15 in others. Paul wanted to share information about the power of God’s spirit and all of the wonders and signs that accompanied it. b. The value of Paul’s extensive greetings to the Roman church. The good news Paul preached presented the God who chose to glorify Himself through the person and work of Jesus Christ, and who will glorify Himself that way, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me. Paul closes his letter with some helpful advice for the Romans and some shout-outs to his friends in Rome. And salute; the verb is properly supplied, but the clause is grammatically connected with Romans 16:3, and should form a part of Romans 16:4. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus. Yet they must remain diligent against the attacks of the dividers and the deceivers. Romans 1 covers Paul’s introduction to the book of Romans as well as building a case against the entire world that we were guilty before God. b. Andronicus and Junia: These were apparently Jews (my kinsmen) and were imprisoned for the sake of the gospel (my fellow prisoners). Romans 16:23 "Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Romans 1:16,17 teaches that in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed that is by faith from first to last. Do not let the eye rest exclusively upon the front rank, but let us love all whom Christ loves; let us value all Christ’s servants. He sent His Son to rescue you from sin and judgment. 1:4; Eph 1:19-20).It was dynamis power that raised Jesus and seated Him in heaven. None of them knew that their names would be enshrined in Scripture for millions of Christians down through the ages to read. Typically they perceive themselves as noble crusaders for a great cause. EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The original manuscripts for the closing section of the book of Romans vary considerably. Romans 16 is Paul's final farewell and instruction to the believers in Rome. Nevertheless, however they may appear on the outside, their motives are essentially selfish and fleshly. “And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly.” Thus, Calvary is not the meaning of Romans 16:20. 1:4; Eph 1:19-20).It was dynamis power that raised Jesus and seated Him in heaven. It isn’t very strong. CHAPTER 16 Romans 16:1-27. h. Greet one another with a holy kiss: This might sound strange to us, but Luke 7:45 shows how common a greeting a kiss was. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. (There are even more variations than … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 16:25-27" Greet those who are of the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord. Romans 16:17, “I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. An outstanding feature of this chapter is that people are appreciated as people. Phoebe seems to be a female deacon in the church, either by formal recognition or through her general service. Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren who are with them. Most of this final chapter to the Romans contains greetings. I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also. c. Do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly: Dividers and deceivers never want to appear selfish. “They were like the most of us, commonplace individuals; but they loved the Lord, and therefore as Paul recollected their names he sent them a message of love which has become embalmed in the Holy Scriptures. “Servant”: This is one passage used in support of the office of deaconess. Whatever differs from the sound doctrine of the Scriptures, opens a door to divisions and offences. c. To God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever: In this conclusion Paul reflects on the wisdom of God’s plan in the gospel and the fact that such wisdom is beyond man. The traditions of the Fathers made most of them bishops and martyrs (see Justiniani, Comm., and Braun, Sel. Romans 16. i. Keep away from them. Romans 16:5. Each house church probably had its own “pastor.”. Now that the mystery has been revealed through the preaching of the gospel, God calls all nations to obedience to the faith. 4. It’s entirely fitting that Paul concludes this letter praising the God of such a gospel. John Piper Dec 24, 2006 181 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him i. Deceive the hearts of the simple: This shows that dividers and deceivers don’t affect everyone. Reading: Romans 16. CONCLUSION, EMBRACING SUNDRY SALUTATIONS AND DIRECTIONS, AND A CLOSING PRAYER. EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The original manuscripts for the closing section of the book of Romans vary considerably. The churches of Christ greet you. 2. Jesus Christ in the Book of Romans A Final Prayer. We notice here that this kiss was to be a holy kiss. Keep away from them. 1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil. If there is anything that the Book of Romans explains from beginning to end, it is the, ii. In Romans Chapter 16, Paul warned his followers to beware of those people who wish to divide them by causing infighting and other troubles. Amen ( Romans 16:20). Five believers are mentioned in verse 15 as well as "all the saints who are with them." We see that God does the crushing, but Satan ends up under the feet of believers. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. This was Paul’s normal practice in writing letters to churches, but this is the only letter where Paul’s secretary is mentioned by name. a. I commend to you Phoebe our sister: Paul certainly knew the value of what women could do in serving the church. Introduction. We may request cookies to be set on your device. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. See our lengthy discussion under Romans 16:5 concerning "house churches." ROMANS SUMMARY. We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. Romans 16:1 "I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:" Phoebe means bright and radiant, which fits Paul’s brief description of her personality and Christian character. In this epic moment, we are talking about an incredible amount of power from God. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. Many call Christ, Master and Lord, who are far from serving him. “Where are you, Aristobulus? Notice the women mentioned in this chapter: c. Notice their work for the Lord: some, like. Amen. 14 As for m the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. (1-16) Cautions the church against such as made divisions. Commentary on Romans 16:17-20 (Read Romans 16:17-20) How earnest, how endearing are these exhortations! If there ever were women recognized as apostles – in the sense of being special emissaries of God, not in the sense of being of the twelve – this is the strongest Scriptural evidence. It is better to be God’s dog than to be the devil’s darling.” (Spurgeon). One such difficulty worth discussing here involves the question of to whom the passage is directed. The Lord sends a message of grace to your dear child, to your beloved wife, but not to you; for you have not given your heart to him.” (Spurgeon). Greet Herodion, my countryman. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. E. Righteousness eNlarged: Worldwide (Romans 9-11) God makes His Name great by spreading His grace to the whole world. Scripture: Romans 16:27. Or do they? Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. Paul lays out the core of the gospel message: salvation by grace alone through faith alone. ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. We must not wait until everyone is scattered or deceived until we are concerned with dividers and deceivers. According to the revelation of the mystery: Paul means this as the whole plan of redemption through Jesus Christ. i. Greet Mary, who labored much for us. 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. (21-24) Greetings from those in Corinth with Paul. Home >> Bible Studies >> Romans Studies >> Romans 16 These small group studies of Romans contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. 2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.. 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus: I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord ( Romans 16:22). The name of their chief servant was Nereus – this may be the same Nereus mentioned here and he may be the one who brought the gospel to them. 16. I might speak in God’s name good words and comfortable words to your wife and to your children, but I could not so speak to you, Aristobulus! Of note among the apostles has the idea that Andronicus and Junia are apostles themselves (though not of the twelve), and notable among other apostles. 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 early Christians had, as a rule, no public place of assembly, but probably met in the houses of the more prominent brethren. They use smooth words and flattering speech and always target the simple – usually those who are young in the faith. If truth be forsaken, unity and peace will not last long. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. Paul is explaining how the church must be together in Christ. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. New Testament places Romans as the first of 21 epistles or letters to the early churches or church leaders. (Romans 16:25-27 NIV) Those remarkable words constitute a summary of the whole letter to the Romans -- a beautiful finale to this great epistle. Romans 16 – Greetings to the Christians in Rome A. Greetings to many different Christians. Five believers are mentioned in verse 15 as well as "all the saints who are with them." This is essential to God’s purpose for the church. Help her in whatever she needs, for she has been helpful to many, and especially to me. (17-20) Christian salutations. He was generous in paying compliments that were both sincere and wonderful. Verse 19—but also verses 17 and 18—are the keys to interpreting and understanding Romans 16:20. The Letter itself is a masterpiece of spiritual instruction, Paul's supreme exposition of the infinite range of redemption. Five believers are greeted by name in verse 14 and mention is made of the "brethren that are with them." By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. She has been a helper of many and of myself also. Many call Christ, Master and Lord, who are far from serving him. i. This sort of practical help is essential in doing the business of the gospel. This is a summary of the sixteenth chapter of Romans, the most important verse, and what I think God is wanting us to do in response to it. Something unusual happened at the end of this letter, and this is a very possible understanding of it.” (Morris), iii. Paul also knows that this will be done according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ. Romans 16. c. Phoebe: This name is the feminine form of a title given to the pagan god Apollo, the title meaning “the bright one.” Christians, on their conversion, seemed to feel no need to change their names even if there was some pagan significance to their name. This is a tremendous example. That is not your name, perhaps, but your character is the same as that of this unregenerate Roman, whose family knew the Lord. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. Paul decides to send greetings from all those people who were with him in Corinth. Throughout the New Testament, this very same word dynamis is used everywhere Jesus performed miracles.Amazingly, the same word is used when talking about Jesus’s resurrection from the dead (Rom. d. Your obedience has become known to all: This means that when it comes to dividers and deceivers, it isn’t that the Romans must correct a bad situation. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia to Christ. c. Gaius: This brother had such a reputation for hospitality that Paul can say he was regarded as the host of the whole church. None of the people listed in Romans 16 were famous or powerful in the world’s eyes. b. Romans 16:25-27. Scripture: Romans 16:25–27. We know that there were Christians among Caesar’s household (Philippians 4:22). The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Καὶ τὴν κατʼ οἰκ. They were well regarded among the apostles, having become Christians even before Paul did (sometime in the first 3 or 4 years after Pentecost). (21-24) The epistle concludes with ascribing glory to God. The more striking, then, that place should be given for the names of these simple people. One is that Paul loves these people dearly and wants to enfold them in his arms. This was not a passionate kiss, but a friendly kiss. By no means! It is an honor to labor for Christ, it is a still greater honor to labor much. We will list four … The churches of Christ salute you." "But as many others who were Jews are mentioned here without this appellation, and as he especially designates these persons, and Herodian Romans 16:11, it seems probable that they were remote relatives of the apostle. Now at this point, Tertius, who was the man who Paul was dictating the epistle to puts in his own little greeting. 2. These are women who worked for the Lord. Now we have even more names. 1. ‹ Romans 14 Summary Handout up Romans 16 Personal Notes and Greetings › Address: 9419 N 5 Mile Rd, Spokane, WA 99208 Phone: (509) 467-9206 "For the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ." These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - … e. She has been a helper of many and of myself also: Paul gives Phoebe one of the best compliments anyone can give. Romans 2:1-16 is a powerful passage about the nature of God’s justice. 16 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a deacon in the church in Cenchrea.2 Welcome her in the Lord as one who is worthy of honor among God’s people. (25-27) Conclusion to the letter: praise to God. Beginning in Romans 3, Paul continues his explanation in a pattern he regularly follows throughout … i. Restates his God-given job of ministering to the Gentiles. a. Epaenetus: This man is of note because he was apparently among the very first converts of Achaia (where Corinth was and where Paul wrote the letter to the Romans). Here is a Bible study, commentary, and summary of Romans chapter twelve.