That you may receive her in the Lord , as saints (God's people) ought to receive one another. And help her in whatever matter she may require assistance from you, for she has been a helper of many including myself .
Give my greetings to Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,
Who risked their lives for my life. To them not only I but also all the churches among the Gentiles give thanks.
also to the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was a firstfruit (first convert) to Christ in Asia.
Greet Mary, who has worked so hard among you.
Remember me to Andronicus and Junias, my tribal kinsmen and once my fellow prisoners. They are men held in high esteem among the apostles, who also were in Christ before I was.
Remember me to Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord.
Salute Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my dear Stachys.
Greet Apelles, that one tried and approved in Christ (the Messiah). Remember me to those who belong to the household of Aristobulus.
Greet my tribal kinsman Herodion, and those in the Lord who belong to the household of Narcissus.
Salute those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. Greet my dear Persis, who has worked so hard in the Lord.
Remember me to Rufus, eminent in the Lord, also to his mother a mother to me as well.
Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brethren who are with them.
Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.
Greet one another with a holy (consecrated) kiss. All the churches of Christ (the Messiah) wish to be remembered to you.
I appeal to you, brethren, to be on your guard concerning those who create dissensions and difficulties and cause divisions, in opposition to the doctrine (the teaching) which you have been taught. avoid them.
For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites and base desires, and by ingratiating and flattering speech, they beguile the hearts of the unsuspecting and simpleminded .
For while your loyalty and obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, I would have you well versed and wise as to what is good and innocent and guileless as to what is evil.
And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) be with you.
Timothy, my fellow worker, wishes to be remembered to you, as do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my tribal kinsmen.
I, Tertius, the writer of this letter, greet you in the Lord.
Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church here, greets you. So do Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) be with you all. Amen (so be it).
Now to Him Who is able to strengthen you in the faith which is in accordance with my Gospel and the preaching of (concerning) Jesus Christ (the Messiah), according to the revelation (the unveiling) of the mystery of the plan of redemption which was kept in silence and secret for long ages,
But is now disclosed and through the prophetic Scriptures is made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to obedience to the faith,
To only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ (the Anointed One)! Amen (so be it).
Summary: Surprisingly, greet one another with a holy kiss is the second most repeated one another command. This culturally out of place command is far more relevant to our culture than we might first realize. We need to focus on the "greet" and not the "kiss."
Summary: What is servant evangelism: It is demonstrating the kindness of God The Love God by offering to do some act of humble service with no strings attached. Do the small thing to show the main thing -- God's Love.
Summary: Paul speaks of 14 different Christians leaders in Romans 16. Phoebe is listed first among these Christians. What was it that made her so special? Every church has its Phoebes. Pastors need to salute the Phoebes in their churches.
Summary: I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. - Romans 16:17 Causing division is a hurtful thing and never something ..
Summary: Romans 16:25-27 places Christ’s birth in the broad arena of God’s desire for humanity to live in peace. The reconciliation that is offered in the gospel is the reconciliation to what humanity was created to be.
Summary: God is bigger than any person’s ability to even imagine God, and if you think you have condensed God down to some little thought in your mind and you’ve got him figured out where he’s convenient to you and for you, you’ve committed idolatry.
Summary: The topic of Deborah’s leadership very obviously leads us to reflect on the topic of women and the roles they are allowed or not allowed to play in God’s kingdom. This one is about egalitarianism.
Summary: Many point to Paul's writings as defense for excluding women from church leadership. However, when we look at Paul's story, what we see is that he was a collaborative leader who relied heavily on the work of women for the sake of the Gospel of Christ!
Summary: A sermon on references to the glory of God in the book of Romans (Seed thought and some material came from John Piper at: http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/sermons/to-him-be-glory-forevermore; other material from Dr. Cottrell Romans)
Summary: This is on the relationship of justification and obedience focused on Romans 5 to Romans 6 (Outline adapted from John Piper at: http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/sermons/command-of-god-the-obedience-of-faith and material from Jack Cottrell)