6 Greet Mary, who labored much for us. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ. He was in early life about His Father's business.5. "Seek first the kingdom of God." Did not he take note of that person? YLT  Romans 16:7 salute Andronicus and Junias, my kindred, and my fellow-captives, who are of note among the apostles, who also have been in Christ before me. ἀσπάσασθε Περσίδα τὴν ἀγαπητήν, ἥτις πολλὰ ἐκοπίασεν ἐν κυρίῳ. He is honoured by the increase of His subjects. NRS  Romans 16:11 Greet my relative Herodion. "Servants, be obedient to your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; with good will doing service, as to the Lord and not to men." What would we do without the ministry of women in the church? Greet those of the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord. Kopiao means to to exhibit great effort and exertion, to the point of sweat and exhaustion. Lightfoot says that kopiao "is used especially of the labor undergone by the athlete in his training. Say a kind word to those who are of the house of Aristobulus. Sunergos gives us our English word "synergy" which is defined as the interaction or working together of two (or more) agents or forces which produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their individual effects. But love must be combined with truth This forward Christian doubtless assisted Paul greatly.6. A true missionary never forgets his first convert, never forgets any convert, and, Paul did not forget Epaenetus, the first convert to Christ in Achaia.(D. Epaenetus professed the religion of the gospel when all around him were in a different sentiment and practice.4. Compassion touches people's hearts Much more than words alone, The promise is only to those who give diligence to make their calling and election sure. It is suggest that this man is not yet a believer, and all Paul can say of him is that he is a relative. An open profession of it, and a diligent attendance on the means of it.3. GWN  Romans 16:9 Greet Urbanus our coworker in the service of Christ, and my dear friend Stachys. 5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. They love to plan. For a considerable part of the time that he preached in Corinth, he abode in their house. So much for Paul's misogynistic "male chauvinism"! | 123 views. Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus. We have no promise of success on any other condition. ASV  Romans 16:9 Salute Urbanus our fellow-worker in Christ, and Stachys my beloved. Greet my dear friend Epenetus. (3) It is by forwardness in religion that you become entitled to the constant aids of God's grace.(J. By your forwardness you will contribute to this increase.4. HOW A FORWARDNESS IN RELIGION MAY DISCOVER ITSELF. On account of its usefulness. and salute the church that is in their house. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss. The slothful, negligent Christian emboldens sinners in their transgressions, and confirms them in their stupidity.3. As an imitation of Christ. Lathrop, D.D.The firstfruits under the law were an offering made to God of the first ripe fruits before the harvest was begun. Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia. I knew a person who when he began his work had but one person to sit at his feet. 6. Salute Epaenetus my beloved, who is the first-fruits of Asia unto Christ. Epaenetus ("praised") was the first convert (and predictive of a greater harvest to follow) from Asia who became part of Paul’s “offering of the Gentiles” to the Lord (Romans 15:16-note). It is regarding things according to their nature and importance. Romans 16:5 Context. Blessed To Worship In Simplicity - What we know about this couple is that they were faithful witnesses of the Gospel. THIS FORWARDNESS IS COMMENDABLE.1. Early religion. The God of Peace Will Soon Crush Satan Under Your Feet. As it is honourable to Christ, To Him belong the firstfruits of your lives. Scripture: Romans 16:17–20. A servant of God will not, keep the company of the godless. He was the first person from the province of Asia to become a follower of Christ. Living as a Christian is not a bed of roses; it is hard work. BGT  Romans 16:7 ἀσπάσασθε Ἀνδρόνικον καὶ Ἰουνιᾶν τοὺς συγγενεῖς μου καὶ συναιχμαλώτους μου, οἵτινές εἰσιν ἐπίσημοι ἐν τοῖς ἀποστόλοις, οἳ καὶ πρὸ ἐμοῦ γέγοναν ἐν Χριστῷ. ἀσπάσασθε τοὺς ἐκ τῶν Ἀριστοβούλου. GREET THOSE WHO ARE OF THE HOUSEHOLD OF ARISTOBULUS: aspasasthe (2PAAM) tous ek ton Aristoboulou: This probably refers to his slaves rather than his kinsmen. It would appear that she was a lady of some means. Because it is in the highest degree rational. 2. The sanctifying and comforting influences of the Spirit are called the firstfruits of the Spirit, as earnests of heavenly happiness. 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. The promise is only to those who give diligence to make their calling and election sure. NIV  Romans 16:6 Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you. Her works, though hidden from man (although not completely because Paul was clearly aware of her toilsome efforts), are with God; and her name is recorded with honor in this book of life. 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. Be faithful in your service. To physically become worn out, weary or faint. He is honoured by the increase of His subjects. Because it is in the highest degree rational. In rendering this you will do nothing heroic, but you will do what is useful and acceptable, which is better. 16:5 The church at their house: i.e., that meets there. Agapetos - 61x in 60v - Matt 3:17; 12:18; 17:5; Mark 1:11; 9:7; 12:6; Luke 3:22; 20:13; Acts 15:25; Rom 1:7; 11:28; 12:19; 16:5, 8f, 12; 1 Cor 4:14, 17; 10:14; 15:58; 2 Cor 7:1; 12:19; Eph 5:1; 6:21; Phil 2:12; 4:1; Col 1:7; 4:7, 9, 14; 1 Thess 2:8; 1 Tim 6:2; 2 Tim 1:2; Philemon 1:1, 16; Heb 6:9; Jas 1:16, 19; 2:5; 1 Pet 2:11; 4:12; 2 Pet 1:17; 3:1, 8, 14f, 17; 1 John 2:7; 3:2, 21; 4:1, 7, 11; 3 John 1:1f, 5, 11; Jude 1:3, 17, 20. Their health is often threatened by overwork, under pay, vexatious conditions of labour and unsanitary dwellings. II. 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. The maxim of many in our time seems to be to take all the pay they can and render as little service as possible. https://bible.org/seriespage/lesson-106-snapshot-church-romans-161-16-21-23 Contributed by James Dina on Aug 7, 2020. To engage in hard work with the implication of difficulty and trouble. KJV  Romans 16:12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. A maintenance of the profession and practice of it, though it should involve the charge of singularity. He was in early life about His Father's business. 5. "Seek first the kingdom of God." This is what spread the gospel throughout the whole of the early world. There are many young women whose lives are absolutely wasted, who are utterly wretched and miserable, for want of something to do. Remember however that work for Christ needs to be "in Christ", enabled by Him and for the glory of the Lord, not self! Greet those who belong to the family of Aristobulus. "Thrice blest whose lives are faithful prayers,Whose loves in higher love endure.What souls possess themselves so pure?Or is there blessedness like theirs?" NIV  Romans 16:12 Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, those women who work hard in the Lord. A zeal for great and essential things. Salute my welbeloued Epenetus, who is the first fruits of Achaia vnto Christ. The Christian pair, animated by one soul, will readily participate in each other's labours and sorrows, and will cheerfully communicate to each other their own pleasures and joys. (3) It is by forwardness in religion that you become entitled to the constant aids of God's grace.(J. BGT  Romans 16:9 ἀσπάσασθε Οὐρβανὸν τὸν συνεργὸν ἡμῶν ἐν Χριστῷ καὶ Στάχυν τὸν ἀγαπητόν μου. Salute my well-beloved Epenetus, who is the first-fruits of Asia unto 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. As an imitation of Christ. It is a new life in Christ Who now lives in you to be your life (see note Colossians 3:4-note). If you are teaching them, seek to communicate to their youthful minds all the good principles that you can. There are many young women whose lives are absolutely wasted, who are utterly wretched and miserable, for want of something to do. Certainly not merely in getting chicken dinners for preachers! NJB  Romans 16:12 Greetings to Tryphaena and Tryphosa who work hard in the Lord; greetings to my dear friend Persis, also a very hard worker in the Lord. A maintenance of the profession and practice of it, though it should involve the charge of singularity. Beloved is a term of endearment and is someone that you love, and someone you are deeply devoted to. And a woman's influence is often powerful for good where even a Christian man would utterly fail to reach the hardened heart. (2) This is the direction of the apostle. 1. He has never forgotten her and never will. NRS  Romans 16:9 Greet Urbanus, our co-worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys. Greet Epaenetus, my beloved, who is the first convert to Christ from Asia. 3 Greet Priscilla [] and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus. Unlimited Service. As an evidence of sincerity.2. Greet my dear friend Epaenetus, who is the first convert to Christ from Asia. 5 Greet also the church that meets at their house. ἀσπάσασθε τοὺς ἐκ τῶν Ναρκίσσου τοὺς ὄντας ἐν κυρίῳ. ae, + 2 so that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the holy ones and give her whatever help she may need, + for she herself also proved to be a defender of many, including me. ASV  Romans 16:8 Salute Ampliatus my beloved in the Lord. This extreme form of service is not now required except in the case of missionaries, to whom it has often been rendered. In their homes they talked to them about Christ, and there it was that they won their neighbors to the Lord -- and, so, there began to be churches meeting in the homes." )Firstfruits unto ChristJ. James tells us that God hath begotten us "that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures" (Revelation 14:4). Many young ladies who call themselves Christians seem to spend their life altogether in the service of selfish pleasure and worldly amusement. Thus they animate their minister and raise his hopes of success. We have no promise of success on any other condition. Stuart.Epaenetus was the first convert in Achaia, the richest of all the Greek provinces. NLT  Romans 16:5 Also give my greetings to the church that meets in their home.Greet my dear friend Epenetus. 4. A servant of God will not be the servant of this world. By a faithful attendance on his ministry. (NASB: Lockman), Greek: aspasasthe (AAM) Erodiona ton suggene mou. Stuart. We, then, who have the care of families, ought to make them Churches. The work described by kopiao was left one so weary it was as if the person had taken a beating. Scripture: Romans 16:17–20. Epaenetus enjoyed not your early advantages, but it seems probable that he accepted the first invitation to Christ. Greet "also the church in their house." KJV  Romans 16:6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us. 3. 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. )A first convert rememberedD. Epaenetus enjoyed not your early advantages, but it seems probable that he accepted the first invitation to Christ. If you were not saved as a child (a before/after change is often less apparent) but later in life (I was saved by mercy and grace through faith at age 39 - Praise the Lord! Little differences of opinion will be composed by mutual condescension. )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, IV.HONOUR.V.PROMISE OF SUCCESS.(J. Romans 16:5 also greet the church that is in their house. The sanctifying and comforting influences of the Spirit are called the firstfruits of the Spirit, as earnests of heavenly happiness. Greet those in the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord. He is careful in these matters. ἀσπάσασθε Ἐπαίνετον τὸν ἀγαπητόν μου, ὅς ἐστιν ἀπαρχὴ τῆς Ἀσίας εἰς Χριστόν. Salute Epaenetus my beloved, who is the first-fruits of Asia unto Christ. J. Knox comments "One cannot fail to be slightly amused by the allusion to these workers in the Lord, 'Dainty' and 'Delicate'. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord. Stuart.Epaenetus was the first convert in Achaia, the richest of all the Greek provinces. Greet those who are of the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord. We cannot be dogmatic. It is regarding things according to their nature and importance.6. We have no promise of success on any other condition. IVP). GREET THOSE OF THE HOUSEHOLD OF NARCISSUS, WHO ARE IN THE LORD: aspasasthe (2PAAM) tous ek ton Narkissou tous ontas en kurio: Like Aristobulus, Narcissus was probably not a believer, but some of those of his household were in the Lord., i.e., they were genuine believers, "safe" in the Ark Who is Christ, Who will deliver all believers from the wrath to come (1Th 1:10-note), In the Lord - The phrase "in Christ", "in Christ Jesus" or "in the Lord" is repeated 10x in 26 verses (Ro 16:2, 16:3, 16:7; 16:8; 16:9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 22-See notes Ro 16:2, 3, 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 22). Lathrop, D.D.The firstfruits under the law were an offering made to God of the first ripe fruits before the harvest was begun. 5. (3) It is by forwardness in religion that you become entitled to the constant aids of God's grace.(J. NKJ  Romans 16:8 Greet Amplias, my beloved in the Lord. The slothful, negligent Christian emboldens sinners in their transgressions, and confirms them in their stupidity. In short they have an excellent reputation. Salute them of the household of Narcissus, that are in the Lord. (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. Paul is not praising her for work performed in her own strength...the only truly praiseworthy "good works" (Click notes on good deeds ) that will endure throughout eternity are those done through the saint surrendered to the Lord Jesus and performing the works in the power of the Holy Spirit and for the glory of the Father. NET  Romans 16:9 Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my good friend Stachys. Lathrop, D.D. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ. GNT  Romans 16:5 καὶ τὴν κατ᾽ οἶκον αὐτῶν ἐκκλησίαν. He has never forgotten her and never will. Worked hard - The opposite of "hardly worked"! There is no subject on which young women in our towns and cities need to be more plainly warned than the choice of their companions of both sexes. ASV  Romans 16:10 Salute Apelles the approved in Christ. Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia. CSB  Romans 16:5 Greet also the church that meets in their home. Aspirations after greater eminence in religion.II. Greet my dear friend Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord. That is to say, she was a helper of God's people. In —1. 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. 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. Think of that! )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, III.RESPONSIBILITY.IV.HONOUR.V.PROMISE OF SUCCESS.(J. Get your church set-up with online giving, sermon streaming, and more in under 24 hours. She was a helper in Christian work. Chalmers in his fascinating book on New Guinea gives us the name of the first female convert in New Guinea. (Ep 5:1-note). Epaenetus professed the religion of the gospel when all around him were in a different sentiment and practice.4. 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? )Firstfruits unto ChristJ. Sweet Tea For The Soul: Devotions To Comfort The Heart. (MacArthur, John: 1Timothy Moody Press). But love not only "thinketh no evil," it should stimulate thought and sacrifice for the pastor's good.Conclusion: 1. 5 Greet also the church that meets at their house. NET  Romans 16:10 Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. ESV  Romans 16:7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners. Not only was she the beloved, suggesting (by the definite article the) she was loved by everyone who knew her, but she also was one who had worked hard in the Lord. This forward Christian doubtless assisted Paul greatly.6. (1) This is the command of Christ. KJV  Romans 16:9 Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved. The minister is to preach the gospel, not for filthy lucre; but then, they who are taught must communicate to him who teacheth, so that he may wait on his teaching without distraction. we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. Paul's use of the past tense clearly points to a past "job well done" and it is fascinating that without email, telephones, etc, he was able to deduce that Mary had exerted effort to the point of exhaustion for the believers in Rome! 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Greet those who belong to the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord. A zeal for great and essential things. IVP, MacArthur, J: Romans 9-16. Stuart.Epaenetus was the first convert in Achaia, the richest of all the Greek provinces. For this end we must dedicate our children to God, and bring them up in His fear. Salute Epaenetus my beloved, who is the first-fruits of Asia unto Christ. 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. With the coming of the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth, it gets rather commonplace -- but the first one is wonderful. GWN  Romans 16:11 Greet Herodion, who is Jewish by birth like me. Romans 15 Romans 16 1 Corinthians 1 Return to the Main Player Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. --Sper How many happy and promising young lives have been blighted, how many hearts have been broken, by foolish companionships and too hasty intimacy! 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. Paul affectionately calls this industrious woman something like "Mary the toiler" (see below). Ray Stedman comments that "there is something precious about a first baby when it comes into the home. Strive to enter in at the straight gate. On all occasions they are both mentioned together, and appear patterns of conjugal union. Then he began telling us something about the church in Mexico. 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. Κατʼ οἷκον, in the house) When any Christian was the possessor of a spacious mansion, he gave it as a place for meeting together. Romans 16:5 and {salute} the church that is in their house. 2. 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. 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. Did not he take note of that person? (Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia. Under the Law Israel was to bring the first fruits of the grain to the LORD and in this act they were acknowledging that all produce was God's. The Christian is zealous to maintain good works, and abounds in the proper fruits of the Spirit.5. He was in early life about His Father's business.5. Greet those who belong to the family of Aristobulus. Which describes you? ... Next Paul and Silas traveled through the area of Phrygia and Galatia, because the Holy Spirit had prevented them from preaching the word in the province of Asia at that time. Strive to enter in at the straight gate. A. ESV  Romans 16:12 Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. (Romans 11:16-note) Just as the first handful of ripened grain is a pledge of the entire harvest to follow, so the Holy Spirit is our pledge or guarantee that the full inheritance will be ours. Reprinted by permission. But so is something more. KJV  Romans 16:7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me. He is honoured by the increase of His subjects. How many forms of useful service there are in which a young woman may engage I She may teach in the Sunday school; visit the aged and the sick, and minister unto them in spiritual things, and perhaps also to their bodily comfort and relief; she may invite the careless to the house of God. The churches of Christ salute you. Paul twice specifically includes godly women among his fellow workers (Prisca or Priscilla Ro 16:3) and Euodia and Syntyche, two godly but quarreling members of the church at Philippi who had shared Paul’s “struggle in the cause of the gospel” (Php 4:3-note). Lathrop, D.D. NLT  Romans 16:7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews, who were in prison with me. These facts provide a clue to the organization of the early church -- in a city with a Christian community of any size, there appear to be several "congregations" meeting in different houses , since there were no "church" buildings at this time. "Thrice blest whose lives are faithful prayers, The Conclusion of the Epistle as a Revelation of Paul's C, The Salutations to the Church At Rome Prove that Christianity, The Truly Honourable in the Church of Christ, Whom Does the Apostle Distinguish as Worthy of the Highest Estimation, A Christian Family Helping Their Minister, The Unbounded Affection of Priscilla and Aquila for Paul, "phoebe Our Sister:" A Sermon To Young Women, A Christian family helping their minister, The unbounded affection of Priscilla and Aquila for Paul. THIS FORWARDNESS IS COMMENDABLE.1. Browse Sermons on Romans 16:5. Many who met him when they were not followers of Christ are now among his brothers and sisters in the faith. All have now this call in their youth.2. Salute them that are of the household of Aristobulus. Epaenetus professed the religion of the gospel when all around him were in a different sentiment and practice.4. Strive to enter in at the straight gate. James tells us that God hath begotten us "that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures" (Revelation 14:4). Greet those in the Lord who belong to the family of Narcissus. In classical literature aspazomai can also be used of physical expressions of welcome, such as “embrace” and “kiss.”. Because it is in the highest degree rational. NRS  Romans 16:6 Greet Mary, who has worked very hard among you. )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. Excellence combined with diligence mark a man worthy of the highest honor. 1. (2) This is the direction of the apostle. 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. 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