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as--"so as" becometh saints--so as saints should receive saints. Paul is explaining how the church must be together in Christ. Audiobook review: This is a phenomenal exposition of the book of Romans by Pastor John Piper. Some suggest that this is the same person mentioned in Romans 16:8. d. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus: The fact that the household of Aristobulus is greeted but not Aristobulus himself made Spurgeon think that Aristobulus was not converted but many in his household were. 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. Each house church probably had its own “pastor.”. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. The overarching focus of Paul’s letter to Christian communities in Rome is the multifaceted nature of faith.1 Paul’s apostolic call to bring about the obedience of faith literally bookends the letter (1:5; 16:26). If there is anything that the Book of Romans explains from beginning to end, it is the, ii. (See 1 Peter 2:4 , 2 John 1:13 ). Amen." Through him it is natural to suppose that his wife would be brought in, and that this believing couple, now "heirs together of the grace of life" ( 1 Peter 3:7 ), as they told their two sons, Alexander and Rufus, what honor had unwittingly been put upon their father at that hour of deepest and dearest moment to all Christians, might be blessed to the inbringing of both of them to Christ. Romans THE WITNESS OF THE SPIRIT Romans 8:16. our helper--"fellow labourer" in Christ. Nor is it to be denied, on the other hand, that, either from inaptitude or indisposition to judge with manly discrimination of character and of measures, many eminently simple, spiritual, devoted Christians, have throughout life exercised little or no influence on any section of society around them. COMMENTARY ON ROMANS 8:28-39. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. According to the revelation of the mystery: Paul means this as the whole plan of redemption through Jesus Christ. However, the church in Rome was not the result of the work of any one particular person. They use smooth words and flattering speech and always target the simple – usually those who are young in the faith. 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. “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. What comes after this, where one would have expected the epistle to close, has its parallel in Philippians 4:20 , &c., and being in fact common in epistolary writings, is simply a mark of genuineness. Paul dictated his letter to Tertius (Romans 16:22). God had a plan no man would come up with, but the wisdom and glory of the plan is evident. Of course, this will not ultimately happen until Satan is bound and cast into the bottomless pit (Revelation 20:1-3); but every victory God wins for us right now is a preview of that event. To God, &c.--"To the only wise God through Jesus Christ, be"--literally, "to whom be"; that is, "to Him, I say, be the glory for ever. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. Paul wrote it during his stay in Corinth, probably about 57 *A.D.. 2. He had probably accompanied or followed the apostle from Thessalonica to Corinth. 1. b. Description of the Gospel; The Apostle's Doxology. These little peeps into the rudimental forms which Christian fellowship first took in the great cities, though too indistinct for more than conjecture, are singularly interesting. commanded" that the Gospel "mystery," so long kept hid but now fully disclosed, shall be "made known to all nations for the obedience of faith" ( Romans 16:26 )? i. Ye are the called - Ye Romans are all invited to believe in Christ Jesus, for the salvation of your souls; and to you, with the rest, my apostolical mission extends. His Christian hospitality appears to have been something uncommon. To us it seems altogether likely that the conversion of Simon the Cyrenian dated from that memorable day when "passing [casually] by, as he came from the country" ( Mark 15:21 ), "they compelled him to bear the" Saviour's cross. Salute one another with an holy kiss--So 1 Corinthians 16:20 , 1 Thessalonians 5:26 , 1 Peter 5:14 . On this concluding section of the Epistle, Note, (1) In the minute and delicate manifestations of Christian feeling, and lively interest in the smallest movements of Christian life, love, and zeal, which are here exemplified, combined with the grasp of thought and elevation of soul which this whole Epistle displays, as indeed all the writings of our apostle, we have the secret of much of that grandeur of character which has made the name of Paul stand on an elevation of its own in the estimation of enlightened Christendom in every age, and of that influence which under God, beyond all the other apostles, he has already exercised, and is yet destined to exert, over the religious thinking and feeling of men. And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. (See Hosea 9:10 , Micah 7:1 ). Apparently they were now back in the city of Rome. Each of these must be guarded against. What different associations cluster around the names of ‘Priscilla and Aquila’ from those which are awakened by the words ‘Ananias and Sapphira’! salute you in the Lord--So usually did the apostle dictate his epistles, that he calls the attention of the Galatians to the fact that to them he wrote with his own hand ( Galatians 6:11 ). If truth be forsaken, unity and peace will not last long. 16. 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. It is a series of sermons each about 35-45 minutes long through Paul's letter to the Romans starting with Chapter 1 verse 1 and proceeding to the end of the book. It made Spurgeon think of the unconverted who live with believers in their house. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. Romans 16:1-27.CONCLUSION, EMBRACING SUNDRY SALUTATIONS AND DIRECTIONS, AND A CLOSING PRAYER. Drop at verse 28"There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the gospel. 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. This sort of practical help is essential in doing the business of the gospel. g. Asyncritus… Phlegon… Patrobas… Hermes: Of the rest of these names, Paul finds something wonderful to say about almost every one of them – noting their labor, his special regard for them (beloved), their standing in the Lord (approved in Christ… in the Lord… chosen in the Lord). and Quartus a brother--rather, "the" or "our brother"; as Sosthenes and Timothy are called ( 1 Corinthians 1:1 , 2 Corinthians 1:1 , Greek). It is interesting to note at this point that Origen held the view that Andronicus and Junia were among the seventy-two sent out by Jesus in Luke 10. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. But if, as is more probable, the word be, as in our version, "Junia," the person meant was no doubt either the wife or the sister of Andronicus. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. and Aquila my helpers--The wife is here named before the husband (as in Acts 18:18 , and Romans 16:26 , according to the true reading; also in 2 Timothy 4:19 ), probably as being the more prominent and helpful to the Church. Commentaries for Romans Chapter 16 The apostle recommends Phebe to the church at Rome, and greets several friends there. But no more seems meant than to assure the Romans in what affectionate esteem they were held by the churches generally; all that knew he was writing to Rome having expressly asked their own salutations to be sent to them. Many call Christ, Master and Lord, who are far from serving him. Salute Rufus, chosen--"the chosen" in the Lord--meaning, not "who is one of the elect," as every believer is, but "the choice" or "precious one" in the Lord. Romans 16:1-27 . It was composed specifically for the Latin American church. Amen. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Greet Amplias, my beloved in the Lord. Five believers are mentioned in verse 15 as well as "all the saints who are with them." If, then, any, in joining the Christian church, desire place or position, honor or respect, the way to it is this – labor, and labor much.” (Spurgeon). a. I commend to you Phoebe our sister: Paul certainly knew the value of what women could do in serving the church. Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned--"which ye learned." It doesn’t refer to his election in Jesus. John Piper Jan 2, 2005 20 Shares Sermon. b. Kevin / February 16, 2014 In the video below, Pastor John Piper recites two of the most glorious passages in all of Scripture (Romans 5:1-8 and Romans 8) from memory. (3-5a) Greetings to Priscilla and Aquilla. Nor can any approach him in these peculiarities without exercising corresponding influence on all with whom they come in contact ( Romans 16:1-16 ). who also were in Christ before me--The apostle writes as if he envied them this priority in the faith. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. 2. b. I commend to you: Such recommendations were important because there was both great legitimate need for this kind of assistance and there were many deceivers who wanted to take advantage of the generosity of Christians. unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles--whose special apostle this dear couple had rescued from imminent danger. Our apostle would seem to have been kept minutely informed as to the state of the church at Rome, both as to its membership and its varied activities, probably by Priscilla and Aquila. of the city--doubtless of Corinth. In 1 Corinthians 16:15 it is said that "the household of Stephanas was the first-fruit of Achaia"; and though if Epænetus was one of that family, the two statements might be reconciled according to the received text, there is no need to resort to this supposition, as that text is in this instance without authority. 58.) “Where are you, Aristobulus? Sunday, June 6, 2004 e. Rufus: This may be the same man mentioned as a son of Simon the Cyrene in Mark 15:21. We must not wait until everyone is scattered or deceived until we are concerned with dividers and deceivers. assist her in whatsoever business she hath--"may have" need of you--some private business of her own. That I may come unto you with--"in" joy by the will of God--( Acts 18:21, 1 Corinthians 4:19, 16:7, Hebrews 6:3, 4:15) Greek: To de dunameno humas sterixai (AAN) kata to euaggelion mou kai to kerugma Iesou Ch ristou, kata apokalupsin musteriou ch ronoi s aioniois sesigemenou . 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. My fellow-prisoners — That is, imprisoned for the gospel as I was. He was generous in paying compliments that were both sincere and wonderful. To meet the views of the Jews, the apostle first refers to the example of Abraham, in whom the Jews gloried as their most renowned forefather... View the entire commentary. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. The custom prevailed among the Jews, and doubtless came from the East, where it still obtains. . according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, According to the revelation of the mystery, To God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever, i. 13. In this case, supposing the elder of the two to have departed to be with Christ ere this letter was written, or to have been residing in some other place, and Rufus left alone with his mother, how instructive and beautiful is the testimony here borne to her! (17-20) A word of warning regarding dividers and deceivers. We read in Mark 15:21 that Simon of Cyrene, who was compelled to bear our Lord's cross, was "the father of Alexander and Rufus." a. I commend to you Phoebe our sister: Paul certainly knew the value of what women could do in serving the church. f. Nereus: In A.D. 95 two distinguished Romans were condemned for being Christians. Typically they perceive themselves as noble crusaders for a great cause. So will their Christian character acquire solidity and elevation, and their influence for good be proportionably extended. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. This is possible, but Rufus was a common name – so it may have been someone else. Articles Sermons Topics Books Podcasts Filter Resources By ... Romans 16:27. i. Spurgeon on Priscilla and Aquila: “When two loving hearts pull together they accomplish wonders. 21. 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 forever. which laboured much in the Lord--referring probably, not to official services, such as would fall to the deaconesses, but to such higher Christian labors--yet within the sphere competent to woman--as Priscilla bestowed on Apollos and others ( Acts 18:18 ). b. Greet those who are of the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord. 9, 10. And we may rest well assured that the prosperity or decline of churches, and of individual Christians, will have not a little to do with their faithfulness or indifference to this imperative duty. But he was careful not to upset anyone else’s work (Romans 15:20). Adam Clarke Commentary. Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, who have labored in the Lord. Commentaries for Romans Chapter 4 The doctrine of justification by faith is shown by the case of Abraham. 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       |      . 12. In a city with a Christian community of any size, there would be several “congregations” meeting in different houses, since there were no “church” buildings at this time. We notice here that this kiss was to be a holy kiss. i. 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). If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. They are already dealing with these situations well, and Paul is glad about it. . Salute Andronicus and Junia — Or, Junias rather, it being evidently the name of a man, as appears from the apostle’s terming them both his kinsmen — And saying, that they were of note among the apostles. Sosipater--See Acts 20:4 . Though God announced much of the plan previously through prophecy, its final outworking wasn’t evident until revealed by God through Jesus. 1. a. (See Proverbs 14:15 ). Fanny Burney. I am teaching on Romans 12:1-2 in a Sunday morning bible study at my church. This is a tremendous example. 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. CONCLUSION, EMBRACING SUNDRY SALUTATIONS AND DIRECTIONS, AND A CLOSING PRAYER. In this case the apostle's desire seems to be that on receipt of his epistle, with its salutations, they should in this manner expressly testify their Christian affection. This commentary was prepared for Kairos Publications in Buenos Aires. And, indeed, if to be "in Christ" be the most enviable human condition, the earlier the date of this blessed translation, the greater the grace of it. and my fellow prisoners--on what occasion, it is impossible to say, as the apostle elsewhere tells us that he was "in prisons more frequent" ( 2 Corinthians 11:23 ). He would have the Romans therefore to join him in wrestling with God that this gift might be gratefully received, and prove a cement between the two parties. The apostle adds his devout "Amen," which the reader--if he has followed him with the astonishment and delight of him who pens these words--will fervently echo. 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. I, Tertius, who wrote this epistle, greet you in the Lord. You can check these in your browser security settings. (25-27) Conclusion to the letter: praise to God. i. Solid Joys. Nothing more is known of this Quartus. Primary Menu. See Schulz, “Romans 16:7,” 109. The novels, plays, letters and life. The Gentiles, who did not have the Law, will be judged apart from the Law. Questions and answers with John Piper. Daily devotional with John Piper. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Note those who cause divisions and offenses, offenses… contrary to the doctrine you have learned, iii.

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