You can measure your love for God by your love for others. GWN  Romans 16:12 Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, who have worked hard for the Lord. The promise is only to those who give diligence to make their calling and election sure. Be faithful in your service. Reprinted by permission. PHOEBE WAS A SERVANT OF THE CHURCH. Browse Sermons on Romans 16:5. She had been "a succourer of many" (ver. Paul goes out of his way to use the perfect tense often when speaking of salvation, which emphasizes the eternal security of the believer, for the perfect tense is descriptive of a an event that has occurred in the past with present continuing results or effects. Because they were outstanding among the apostles, we can be sure that, like Paul, they were prisoners because of their faith." BGT  Romans 16:12 ἀσπάσασθε Τρύφαιναν καὶ Τρυφῶσαν τὰς κοπιώσας ἐν κυρίῳ. THIS FORWARDNESS IS COMMENDABLE.1. The casual knowledge obtained of any one at an evening party or a pleasure excursion is no basis on which to form an engagement on which depends the happiness of a lifetime. Did not he take note of that person? Let no member of the Church absent himself from a stormy meeting lest his own tranquility be disturbed. Early religion. This extreme form of service is not now required except in the case of missionaries, to whom it has often been rendered. Κατʼ οἷκον, in the house) When any Christian was the possessor of a spacious mansion, he gave it as a place for meeting together. I think this is very significant. And, for each one, he selects a special word concerning them that is characteristic of them. YLT  Romans 16:11 salute Herodion, my kinsman; salute those of the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord; NAB  Romans 16:11 Greet my relative Herodion. (1) This is the command of Christ. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord. 1Cor 16:20 All the brethren greet you. John Piper Nov 5, 2006 421 Shares Sermon. Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus. This forward Christian doubtless assisted Paul greatly.6. 4 They risked their lives for meNot only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them. (Jn 6:63), Later He said "I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing (HOW MUCH?)." This adjective was also used to describe a "bad" mark in Matthew's description of "the notorious prisoner, called Barabbas." ASV  Romans 16:11 Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greek: aspasasthe (AAM) Andronikon kai Iounian tous suggeneis mou kai sunaichmalotous mou, oitines eisin (3PPAI) episemoi en tois apostolois, oi kai pro emou gegonan (3PRAI) en Christo. Kopiao speaks of intense toil even to the point of utter exhaustion if necessary. III. On account of its usefulness. Thus they animate their minister and raise his hopes of success. (Read the full sermon All in the Family), IVP Background Commentary has some interesting insights - Small synagogues sometimes had to meet in homes before they could purchase buildings; many Greek religious associations did the same; churches did so for the first three centuries, using their income to buy slaves’ freedom, feed the poor and so forth, rather than to build edifices. Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus. Sweet Tea For The Soul: Devotions To Comfort The Heart. You need not boast that you would be willing to lay down your necks for him if required. 1. We went over, and sat down with the ambassador, and talked about the problems of Mexico and the United States. NRS  Romans 16:8 Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord. (2) This is the direction of the apostle. Though this is part of a concatenated series of expositions, it can be preached as a single sermon on most any occasion. 1. (NASB: Lockman). (2) This is the direction of the apostle. He is careful in these matters. Romans 16:16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. On account of its usefulness. I. PHOEBE WAS A SERVANT. (2) This is the direction of the apostle. Because it is in the highest degree rational. Early congregations met in homes (1Cor 16:19; Col 4:15; Philemon 2) Bishop Lightfoot says there is no clear example of a separate building set apart for Christian worship within the limits of the Roman Empire before the third century. Nor is it honest to work only when the eyes of your employer are upon you. A servant of God will not, keep the company of the godless. If your minister is set for the defence of the gospel, the least you can do is to defend him. Early religion. "In Christ before me" is literally “they have become in Christ before me.” Paul says that "Andronicus and Junias" had became Christians before he did. They are highly respected among the apostles and became followers of Christ before I did. ASV  Romans 16:12 Salute Tryphaena and Tryphosa, who labor in the Lord. The expression "placed their neck under" the sword or axe, is figurative, but implies the act of exposing one's life, and occurred either at Corinth (Acts 18:12-17) or at Ephesus (1 Corinthians 15:32; 2 Corinthians 1:8; 12:23). Salute also the church that is in their house. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Romans 16:5. Labours to promote it among others. In —. NIV  Romans 16:5 Greet also the church that meets at their house. There are many who are forward in little matters; zealous for or against opinions, forms, etc., but this is only forwardness in a party design. GWN  Romans 16:10 Greet Apelles, a true Christian. Thus Paul gives Mary a very high compliment when he says she worked very hard for you. He wrote to the Thessalonians, "What is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? CSB  Romans 16:6 Greet Mary, who has worked very hard for you. Lathrop, D.D.The firstfruits under the law were an offering made to God of the first ripe fruits before the harvest was begun. Mary "the toiler" worked like a Trojan for the saints. On all occasions they are both mentioned together, and appear patterns of conjugal union. THIS FORWARDNESS IS COMMENDABLE.1. This forward Christian doubtless assisted Paul greatly.6. This little phrase reveals a couple of blessings that were enjoyed by this great Christian family.) IVP, MacArthur, J: Romans 9-16. When one is saved, they don't turn into perfect "angels", but there is a distinct change, so that now the general direction of one's life instead of heading toward hell, is headed toward heaven. NKJ  Romans 16:11 Greet Herodion, my countryman. The Christian is zealous to maintain good works, and abounds in the proper fruits of the Spirit.5. Now consider this man, dwelling in the midst of heathen, on the preaching of the apostle, coming out from among a corrupt and idolatrous multitude, and, by his example and conversation, inviting his fellow-citizens to turn to the living God; and will you not admire his integrity, zeal and fortitude? YLT  Romans 16:10 salute Apelles, the approved in Christ; salute those of the household of Aristobulus; NAB  Romans 16:10 Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. YLT  Romans 16:12 salute Tryphaena, and Tryphosa, who are labouring in the Lord; salute Persis, the beloved, who did labour much in the Lord. Nov 5, 2006. S      Struggle w/ Sin  (Romans 6-8) Struggle, sanctification, and victory, Modified from Irving L. Jensen's chart above, Romans 16:5 also greet the church that is in their house. THIS FORWARDNESS IS COMMENDABLE.1. (Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia. They are simply identified as those who are of the household of Aristobulus, who himself is not identified. John Piper CSB  Romans 16:12 Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, who have worked hard in the Lord. THEY WERE HAPPILY UNITED IN ALL THEIR CONCERNS, AND ESPECIALLY IN THE GREAT CONCERNS OF RELIGION. Do you notice what Paul says about them here? This truth makes it even more incredible that Paul described the saints at Thessalonica (and by application all believers of all ages) as. KJV  Romans 16:10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Sweet Tea For The Soul: Devotions To Comfort The Heart. The men, you know, are of the "executive" type, mostly. Lathrop, D.D.The firstfruits under the law were an offering made to God of the first ripe fruits before the harvest was begun. As it is honourable to Christ, To Him belong the firstfruits of your lives. He has never forgotten her and never will. HOW A FORWARDNESS IN RELIGION MAY DISCOVER ITSELF. A zeal for great and essential things. NKJ  Romans 16:7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me. It obviously does not refer to the office of apostle (apostolos). To physically become worn out, weary or faint. NKJ  Romans 16:6 Greet Mary, who labored much for us. AND STACHYS (an ear of corn) MY BELOVED: kai Stachun ton agapeton mou: (Ro 16:5 16:8 16:9 16:12). This is often only for want of thought. By your forwardness you will contribute to this increase.4. Think of that! NIV more accurate to Greek = very hard, where very (4183) (polus) means literally much. NRS  Romans 16:9 Greet Urbanus, our co-worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys. Lightfoot says that kopiao "is used especially of the labor undergone by the athlete in his training. Paul had a deep and sincere love for fellow believers and for fellow workers in particular, no matter how little known they were or how insignificant their service was from a purely human perspective. He was the first person from the province of Asia to become a follower of Christ. A maintenance of the profession and practice of it, though it should involve the charge of singularity. NKJ  Romans 16:8 Greet Amplias, my beloved in the Lord. Paul's emphasis should likewise be our emphasis -- anything we are, anything we do in ministry is all from Him and to Him and through Him. Read verse in New American Standard Bible )LinksRomans 16:5 NIVRomans 16:5 NLTRomans 16:5 ESVRomans 16:5 NASBRomans 16:5 KJVRomans 16:5 Bible AppsRomans 16:5 ParallelRomans 16:5 Biblia ParalelaRomans 16:5 Chinese BibleRomans 16:5 French BibleRomans 16:5 German BibleRomans 16:5 CommentariesBible Hub, I.