7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners. — David C. McCasland (Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. CSB  Romans 16:11 Greet Herodion, my fellow countryman. 21-Day Plan for Busy Women: A Rich and Satisfying Life. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Romans 16:5. The promise is only to those who give diligence to make their calling and election sure. If you and I were sent to labour in a country like that we would take special note of our first convert. GREET HERODION, MY KINSMAN: aspasasthe (2PAAM) Erodiona ton suggene mou: Paul’s physical kinsman and therefore a Jew. If you and I were sent to labour in a country like that we would take special note of our first convert. To physically become worn out, weary or faint. 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus: 4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. Stuart. Epaenetus professed the religion of the gospel when all around him were in a different sentiment and practice.4. God the Father uses this same word describing Jesus declaring that, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased (Mt 3:17), In fact the first 9 uses in the NT are of God the Father speaking of Christ, His beloved Son. Blessed To Worship In Simplicity - What we know about this couple is that they were faithful witnesses of the Gospel. (2) This is the direction of the apostle. A maintenance of the profession and practice of it, though it should involve the charge of singularity. NIV more accurate to Greek = very hard, where very (4183) (polus) means literally much. I think if I had a choice of something written on my tombstone after my death, it would be those words -- "approved in Christ." They are noteworthy in the eyes of the apostles, and they were also in Christ before me. NKJ  Romans 16:11 Greet Herodion, my countryman. It is understandable, therefore, that such smaller groups might experience difficulty in relating to one another on certain issues. I knew a person who when he began his work had but one person to sit at his feet. You need not boast that you would be willing to lay down your necks for him if required. )Firstfruits unto ChristJ. What would we do without the ministry of women in the church? Hitherto the believers at Rome had neither bishops nor ministers. II. A maintenance of the profession and practice of it, though it should involve the charge of singularity. BBE  Romans 16:10 Give my love to Apelles, who has the approval of Christ. As it is honourable to Christ, To Him belong the firstfruits of your lives. Note that Paul speaks of the men to whom he is especially attached, (like Stachys in Ro 16:9 [note]), as "my beloved, " and of a woman as "the beloved." In this verse Paul uses episemos in a figurative sense to describe a "good mark" meaning those who is well–thought–of, splendid, outstanding, distinguished, eminent or illustrious. Most commentators take the expression as referring to the Christians that meet for worship in the house provided by this couple. He gave to Christ the firstfruits, if not of life itself, yet of that part of life in which he was favoured with the heavenly call. In rendering this you will do nothing heroic, but you will do what is useful and acceptable, which is better. NET  Romans 16:6 Greet Mary, who has worked very hard for you. As an evidence of sincerity.2. In allusion to this Christ is called "the firstfruits of them that slept," because His resurrection is an earnest and pledge of the resurrection of believers. GNT  Romans 16:5 καὶ τὴν κατ᾽ οἶκον αὐτῶν ἐκκλησίαν. This little phrase reveals a couple of blessings that were enjoyed by this great Christian family.) To God be the glory. Because it is in the highest degree rational. John Piper Nov 5, 2006 421 Shares Sermon. Agapetos is love called out of one’s heart by preciousness of the object loved. The Greek phrase says only “of Aristobulus,” the word household being implied. On account of its usefulness. (NASB: Lockman). Salute also the church that is in their house. They are well known to the apostles, and they were in Christ before me. O      Offer  (Romans 3:21-31) – God’s offer of justification by grace GREET EPAENETUS ("praised") MY BELOVED WHO IS THE FIRST CONVERT (literally "first fruit") TO CHRIST FROM ASIA: aspasasthe (2PAAM) Epaineton ton agapeton mou, os estin (3SPAI) aparchs tes Asias eis Christon: We do not know the names of any of Paul’s blood relatives--he didn’t talk about them--but we know the names of many of his spiritual relatives and here is one of his first spiritual offspring which undoubtedly helps explain why he was especially beloved. THIS FORWARDNESS IS COMMENDABLE.1. At the time of Paul’s conversion, most converts were still living in or near Jerusalem, where several of the Twelve were leaders in the church. Epaenetus professed the religion of the gospel when all around him were in a different sentiment and practice.4. Lathrop, D.D.The firstfruits under the law were an offering made to God of the first ripe fruits before the harvest was begun. The sanctifying and comforting influences of the Spirit are called the firstfruits of the Spirit, as earnests of heavenly happiness. In —1. If you and I were sent to labour in a country like that we would take special note of our first convert. Paul’s next greeting was to a group of believers whose names and number we do not know. Strive to enter in at the straight gate. But he needs protection for his character, tranquility and health. He gave to Christ the firstfruits, if not of life itself, yet of that part of life in which he was favoured with the heavenly call. I knew a person who when he began his work had but one person to sit at his feet. Deeper Into Scripture: Romans. Scripture: Romans 16:5–16 Topic: Life Together; Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in Asia. ASV  Romans 16:11 Salute Herodion my kinsman. 1Cor 16:20 All the brethren greet you. CSB  Romans 16:8 Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord. We went over, and sat down with the ambassador, and talked about the problems of Mexico and the United States. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord. Worked hard (2872)(kopiao from kopos = labor, fatigue) This root word kopos (see word study) is used in secular Greek of “a beating,” “weariness” (as though one had been beaten) and “exertion,” was the proper word for physical tiredness induced by work, exertion or heat. By a like allusion the apostle calls the first converts in a particular place the firstfruits of that place unto Christ. Persis doubtless received her name from her native land of Persia. First convert (536) (aparche) is literally first fruit and refers to an offering of any kind, animal as well as grain, but in the presence case speaking of Gentile converts who, analogous to the first portion of the OT offering, were also set aside specifically for the Lord. MacArthur adds that kopiao "does not stress the amount of work, but rather the effort. James tells us that God hath begotten us "that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures" (Revelation 14:4). Nov 12, 2006. Do you notice what Paul says about them here? 3. You know, the interesting thing is that, as he goes through this letter, all the women he greets he characterizes as hard workers. THEY WERE THE APOSTLE'S HELPERS IN CHRIST JESUS. 1. The slothful, negligent Christian emboldens sinners in their transgressions, and confirms them in their stupidity. Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you. Your work may be a quiet work, but if it is done faithfully it is a lasting work. The slothful, negligent Christian emboldens sinners in their transgressions, and confirms them in their stupidity.3. Note —I. NLT  Romans 16:8 Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord. Salute Epaenetus my beloved, who is the first-fruits of Asia unto Christ. 5. Note that Paul uses the perfect tense ("were") to indicate that they were at the time of writing still in Christ. 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. Salute Persis the beloved, who labored much in the Lord. With united hands they laboured in the occupation by which their household was supported. Because it is in the highest degree rational. By your forwardness you will contribute to this increase.4. Early religion. Aspirations after greater eminence in religion.II. Greek: aspasasthe (AAM) Ampliaton ton agapeton mou en kurio. All have now this call in their youth.2. 5 Greet also the church that meets at their house. In the first century, these women labored hard carrying out the work of the Lord. GWN  Romans 16:9 Greet Urbanus our coworker in the service of Christ, and my dear friend Stachys. (2) This is the direction of the apostle. James tells us that God hath begotten us "that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures" (Revelation 14:4). 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. MacArthur comments: Because Junias may be a woman’s name, these two might have been husband and wife....Besides being Paul’s kinsmen, these two believers were at some time, perhaps even then, his fellow prisoners. | 123 views. For some additional comments on the valuable ministries of women click the following link for an evangelical's response to feminism) as well as the full text of the book "Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood" edited by Wayne Grudem and John Piper. Greet those of the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord. The sovereign upon the throne, the judges and magistrates, lawyers, medical men, men of business, ministers of the gospel, all are the servants of others. )A first convert rememberedD. As it is honourable to Christ, To Him belong the firstfruits of your lives. Taking this term as figurative is very unlikely as Paul's other 2 NT uses of this term clearly refer to literal imprisonment (See note Colossians 4:10-note; Philemon 1:23). Romans 16:5. What an epitaph to have -- we should all desire such a God glorifying affirmation of "Well done thou good and faithful servant." NIV Romans 16:5 Greet also the church that meets at their house. 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. He spoke about how the church dominated the landscape and politics in certain areas, but how weak and ineffective it was in its ministry. Did not he take note of that person? I.PRIVILEGE.II.A READY RECEPTION OF CHRIST.III.RESPONSIBILITY.IV.HONOUR.V.PROMISE OF SUCCESS.(J. Get your church set-up with online giving, sermon streaming, ... Romans 16:5 5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Unless Christianity is lived in the heart and the home, it is of no use at all." M      Model  (Romans 4:1-25) – Abraham as a model for saving faith brethren beloved (agapao) by God, His choice (1Th 1:4-note). (Keener, Craig: The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament. This truth is worth pondering especially in light of Paul's repeated use in this chapter replete with specific names of other believers. If you have not seen a radical change in your lifestyle (your desires, you hunger for the Word, your distaste for the old sins you used to love so much, etc), then you need to be sure that your walking the aisle, holding up your hand in an evangelistic service, etc, was not just a mere profession and your lack of a significant "about face" in your lifestyle or habits is a manifestation of the possibility that you do not have possession of the Christ (note "in Christ") and His indwelling Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9-note) Who gives you the "want to" to work out your salvation with fear and trembling (Php 2:12; 13-see notes Php 2:12; 13). It is a new life in Christ Who now lives in you to be your life (see note Colossians 3:4-note). Wherever this couple went, they soon had a church meeting in their house. 1. On account of its usefulness. He has never forgotten her and never will. )A first convert rememberedD. )Firstfruits unto ChristJ. NET  Romans 16:9 Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my good friend Stachys. Beloved is a term of endearment and is someone that you love, and someone you are deeply devoted to. MacArthur comments that...The phrase outstanding among the apostles could have one of several meanings. Strive to enter in at the straight gate. To physically become worn out, weary or faint. Thus Paul gives Mary a very high compliment when he says she worked very hard for you. Never let them hear from your lips a profane or evil word. An open profession of it, and a diligent attendance on the means of it.3. Free Reading Plans and Devotionals related to Romans 16:5. "the church that is in their house"-this expression is also found in (1 Corinthians 16:19; Colossians 4:15; Philemon 1:2). Stuart.Epaenetus was the first convert in Achaia, the richest of all the Greek provinces. Kopiao means to to exhibit great effort and exertion, to the point of sweat and exhaustion. GREET TRYPHAENA and TRYPHOSA WORKERS IN THE LORD: aspasasthe (2PAAM) Truphainan kai Truphosan tas kopiosas (PAPFPA) en kurio: Workers - here a verb kopiao is used with the sense of a noun. 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. (2) This is the direction of the apostle. They are simply identified as those who are of the household of Aristobulus, who himself is not identified. Labours to promote it among others. NLT  Romans 16:12 Give my greetings to Tryphena and Tryphosa, the Lord's workers, and to dear Persis, who has worked so hard for the Lord. Aspirations after greater eminence in religion.II. Strive to enter in at the straight gate. By a like allusion the apostle calls the first converts in a particular place the firstfruits of that place unto Christ. By your forwardness you will contribute to this increase.4. (2) This is the direction of the apostle. 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