Solid Joys. of the city--doubtless of Corinth. 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. 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. They must have returned from Ephesus (where we last find them in the history of the Acts) to Rome, whence the edict of Claudius had banished them ( Acts 18:2 ); and doubtless, if not the principal members of that Christian community, they were at least the most endeared to our apostle. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Sunday, June 6, 2004 This is a tremendous example. (See Acts 19:22 , 2 Timothy 4:20 ). Andronicus and Junia--or, as it might be, "Junias," a contracted form of "Junianus"; in this case, it is a man's name. a. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. e. Be wise in what is good: This is the best defense against dividers and deceivers. I, Tertius, who wrote this--"the" epistle--as the apostle's amanuensis, or penman. 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. Click on the different category headings to find out more. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. 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. 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 )? who also were in Christ before me--The apostle writes as if he envied them this priority in the faith. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. 1. Romans 1:16-17. 3-5. 4. who have for my life laid down--"who did for my life lay down" their own necks--that is, risked their lives; either at Corinth ( Acts 18:6 Acts 18:9 Acts 18:10 ), or more probably at Ephesus ( Acts 19:30 Acts 19:31 ; and compare 1 Corinthians 15:32 ). Now to Him who is able: With all the dangers facing the Romans – and every church – Paul fittingly concludes by commending them to Him who is able to establish you. . Erastus the chamberlain--"treasurer." Paul wrote it during his stay in Corinth, probably about 57 *A.D.. 2. 1. Very possibly they may have been among the first-fruits of Peter's labors, gained to Christ either on the day of Pentecost or on some of the succeeding days. 13. but their own belly--not in the grosset sense, but as "living for low ends of their own" (compare Philippians 3:19 ). It was composed specifically for the Latin American church. Amplified: … Interactive Bible study with John Piper. One wonders at the number of them, considering that the writer had never been at Rome. d. Of the 24 names here, 13 also appear in inscriptions or documents connected with the Emperor’s palace in Rome. a. I commend to you Phoebe our sister: Paul certainly knew the value of what women could do in serving the church. By smooth words and flattering speech deceive: The warning is necessary because these dividers and deceivers do not announce themselves. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. 16. 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. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. The Greek verb οἶδα (oida), translated as “we know,” is a perfect active indicative form of the verb, meaning “to observe and therefore perceive.” i. Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia to Christ. (See 1 Peter 2:4 , 2 John 1:13 ). Romans 16:14-15 Ten believers. Each of these must be guarded against. Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began but now has been made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures has been made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith; to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. This perhaps hardly means that each of the five in both pairs had "a church at his house," else probably this would have been more expressly said. Romans 1:1-7. 5. assist her in whatsoever business she hath--"may have" need of you--some private business of her own. Romans 16:7-8. 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. ii. my beloved in the Lord--an expression of dear Christian affection. We see that God does the crushing, but Satan ends up under the feet of believers. Do not let the eye rest exclusively upon the front rank, but let us love all whom Christ loves; let us value all Christ’s servants. 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." His Christian hospitality appears to have been something uncommon. Romans 2 Commentary; JEFFREY LAMP. i. 8. 10. She has been a helper of many and of myself also. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. He was generous in paying compliments that were both sincere and wonderful. which are of note among the apostles--Those who think the word "apostle" is used in a lax sense, in the Acts and Epistles, take this to mean "noted apostles" [CHRYSOSTOM, LUTHER, CALVIN, BENGEL, OLSHAUSEN, THOLUCK, ALFORD, JOWETT]; others, who are not clear that the word "apostle" is applied to any without the circle of the Twelve, save where the connection or some qualifying words show that the literal meaning of "one sent" is the thing intended, understand by the expression used here, "persons esteemed by the apostles" [BEZA, GROTIUS, DE WETTE, MEYER, FRITZSCHE, STUART, PHILIPPI, HODGE]. 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. 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. The fault, and sorrow, and weakness of the Church is a false diffidence, an anxious fear whether a … And of course, if "Junia" is to be taken for a woman, this latter must be the meaning. b. "From his occupation as tent-maker, he had probably better accommodations for the meetings of the church than most other Christians" [HODGE]. Note those who cause divisions and offenses: This has in mind both those who would divide God’s people (cause divisions) and those who would deceive God’s people (offenses… contrary to the doctrine you have learned). Chosen in the Lord has the idea that Rufus had some eminence among the Christians of Rome. Indeed, from the relation in which the sexes then stood to each other, something of this sort would seem to have been a necessity. Each house church probably had its own “pastor.”. (4) As Christians are held up and carried through solely by divine power, working through the glorious Gospel, so to that power, and to the wisdom that brought that Gospel nigh to them, they should ascribe all the glory of their stability now, as they certainly will of their victory at last ( Romans 16:25-27 ). According to the revelation of the mystery: Paul means this as the whole plan of redemption through Jesus Christ. c. To God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever: In this conclusion Paul reflects on the wisdom of God’s plan in the gospel and the fact that such wisdom is beyond man. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Articles Sermons Topics Books Podcasts Filter Resources By ... Scripture: Romans 15:1–4. John Piper Jan 2, 2005 20 Shares Sermon. Fanny Burney. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. Romans 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” The following commentary is from John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. Timotheus, my work-fellow--"my fellow labourer"; see Acts 16:1-5 . What different associations cluster around the names of ‘Priscilla and Aquila’ from those which are awakened by the words ‘Ananias and Sapphira’! 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. Timothy, my fellow worker, and Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my countrymen, greet you. This the apostle calls here a mystery hitherto undisclosed, in what sense Romans 16:27 will show, but now fully unfolded; and his prayer for the Roman Christians, in the form of a doxology to Him who was able to do what he asked, is that they might be established in the truth of the Gospel, not only in its essential character, but specially in that feature of it which gave themselves, as Gentile believers, their whole standing among the people of God. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. In every age of the Church there have been real Christians whose excessive study of the serpent's wisdom has so sadly trenched upon their guileless simplicity, as at times to excite the distressing apprehension that they were no better than wolves in sheep's clothing. It is a man's name. Amen. 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. b. Sermons: 1. The church that is in their house: This phrase gives us a clue to the organization of the early church. d. Servant is the same word translated deacon in other places. Adam Clarke Commentary. This commentary was prepared for Kairos Publications in Buenos Aires. Then, what "necessity is laid upon" all the churches and every Christian, to send the Gospel "to every creature!" They use smooth words and flattering speech and always target the simple – usually those who are young in the faith. Its adoption into the Christian churches, as the symbol of a higher fellowship than it had ever expressed before, was probably as immediate as it was natural. Others, like Persis, labored much for the Lord. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. Nevertheless, however they may appear on the outside, their motives are essentially selfish and fleshly. Likewise greet the church that is in their house. I might speak in God’s name good words and comfortable words to your wife and to your children, but I could not so speak to you, Aristobulus! The novels, plays, letters and life. Salute the beloved Persis--another woman. (17-20) A word of warning regarding dividers and deceivers. b. (There is widespread scholarly opinion that Paul did not write these verses; however, the person who did and the editor who placed them near the end of the letter [commentaries cite the various placements of the doxology] clearly presumed that … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 16:25-27" This document has been generated from XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language) source with RenderX XEP Formatter, version 3.7.3 Client Academic. None of the names mentioned from Romans 16:5-15 are otherwise known. CONCLUSION, EMBRACING SUNDRY SALUTATIONS AND DIRECTIONS, AND A CLOSING PRAYER. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. It has been rightly said that Romans 8 actually “provides the answers to the questions raised in Romans 7:13-25”.17A chart from the HCSB New Testament Commentary frames the context of this section of Scripture by illustrating the “consistency of tension in describing sanctification all the way through chapters 6 through 8 of Romans”18. 1. Salute Asyncritus, &c.--These have been thought to be the names of ten less notable Christians than those already named. This latter statement about Andronicus and Junia seems to throw some light on the preceding one. Romans 16:1-27.CONCLUSION, EMBRACING SUNDRY SALUTATIONS AND DIRECTIONS, AND A CLOSING PRAYER. Yet they must remain diligent against the attacks of the dividers and the deceivers. 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. CHAPTER 16. Sweet compulsion, if what he thus beheld issued in his voluntarily taking up his own cross! “Mad dogs are shot; infectious diseases are quarantined; but evil teachers who would divide to their destruction and draw away the saints with teaching contrary to the doctrine of Christ and His Apostles are everywhere tolerated!” (Newell). The Gentiles, who did not have the Law, will be judged apart from the Law. Cranfield, Romans, 377; Moo, The Epistle to the Romans, 924; Witherington, Women in the Earliest Churches, 115. b. Andronicus and Junia: These were apparently Jews (my kinsmen) and were imprisoned for the sake of the gospel (my fellow prisoners). Paul may be writing many of the servants who worked for Caesar who became Christians. 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) 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). and--salute. 19. c. Amplias: There is a tomb dating from the late first or early second century in the earliest Christian catacomb of Rome which bears the name AMPLIAS. 2. Paul dictated his letter to Tertius (Romans 16:22). It made Spurgeon think of the unconverted who live with believers in their house. our helper--"fellow labourer" in Christ. and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for--in order to the obedience of faith--Lest they should think, from what he had just said, that God had brought in upon his people so vast a change on their condition without giving them any previous notice, the apostle here adds that, on the contrary, "the Scriptures of the prophets" contain all that he and other preachers of the Gospel had to declare on these topics, and indeed that the same "everlasting God," who "from eternal ages" had kept these things hid, had given "commandment" that they should now, according to the tenor of those prophetic Scriptures, be imparted to every nation for their believing acceptance. It’s entirely fitting that Paul concludes this letter praising the God of such a gospel. This was not a passionate kiss, but a friendly kiss. 12. He received the promise through the righteousness of faith. Dr. Mohler's verse-by-verse expository teaching through the book of Romans. That in the earliest churches there were deaconesses, to attend to the wants of the female members, there is no good reason to doubt. Amplias--a contracted form of "Ampliatus." 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. Description of the Gospel; The Apostle's Doxology. Paul established churches in many cities. 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. 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. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. The Jews, who received God’s Law, will be judged by that Law. 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). 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. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. We will list four … The direction as to both is, first, to "mark" such, lest the evil should be done ere it was fully discovered; and next, to "avoid" them (compare 2 Thessalonians 3:6 2 Thessalonians 3:14 ), so as neither to bear any responsibility for their procedure, nor seem to give them the least countenance. 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! Romans 2:1-11:The Moral And Religious Myth; Romans 2:11-16: The Long Arm Of The Law; JOHN MACARTHUR. 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. 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. Daily devotional with John Piper. If truth be forsaken, unity and peace will not last long. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ--"our Lord Christ" appears to be the true reading. They are already dealing with these situations well, and Paul is glad about it. “Where are you, Aristobulus? We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. 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. 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. “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. Gaius mine host, and--the host of the whole church--(See Acts 20:4 ). 3. Apparently they were now back in the city of Rome. Now I urge you, brethren: The tone here suggests how important this was to Paul; “It may well be that Paul took the pen and wrote these words himself… It is quite possible that Paul wrote these words, then passed the pen back to Tertius for a postscript. . Greet Amplias, my beloved in the Lord. i. See Schulz, “Romans 16:7,” 109. “Mad dogs are shot; infectious diseases are quarantined; but evil teachers who would divide to their destruction and draw away the saints with teaching, By smooth words and flattering speech deceive, Do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, The God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. In that case they may have attracted the special esteem of those apostles who for some time resided chiefly at Jerusalem and its neighborhood; and our apostle, though he came late in contact with the other apostles, if he was aware of this fact, would have pleasure in alluding to it. If you ever need a motivation to memorize Scripture , seeing Dr. Piper’s passion for God and His Word will hopefully drive you to feed your soul with the Word of God. ", 25. i. 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 . He had probably accompanied or followed the apostle from Thessalonica to Corinth. Phoebe seems to be a female deacon in the church, either by formal recognition or through her general service. At the time when this epistle was written, Paul had been in prison often, 2 Corinthians 11:23. Gaius, my host and the host of the whole church, greets you. ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. my kinsmen--or, "relatives." 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       |      . Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. Romans THE WITNESS OF THE SPIRIT Romans 8:16. Romans Commentary, Romans 16 and Conclusion. At its outset, this is an ascription of glory to the power that could do all this; at its close it ascribes glory to the wisdom that planned and that presides over the gathering of a redeemed people out of all nations. Greet the beloved Persis, who labored much in the Lord. his mother and mine--The apostle calls her "his own mother," not so much as our Lord calls every elderly woman believer His mother ( Matthew 12:49 Matthew 12:50 ), but in grateful acknowledgment of her motherly attentions to himself, bestowed no doubt for his Master's sake, and the love she bore to his honored servants. But is now made manifest--The reference here is to that peculiar feature of the Gospel economy which Paul himself was specially employed to carry into practical effect and to unfold by his teaching--the introduction of the Gentile believers to an equality with their Jewish brethren, and the new, and, to the Jews, quite unexpected form which this gave to the whole Kingdom of God (compare Ephesians 3:1-10 , &c.). Fanny Burney. Interactive Bible study with John Piper. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 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. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil. We must not wait until everyone is scattered or deceived until we are concerned with dividers and deceivers. b. I, Tertius, who wrote this epistle: Tertius was Paul’s writer as the apostle dictated the letter. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household--It would seem, from what is said of Narcissus in Romans 16:11 , that this Aristobulus himself had not been a Christian; but that the Christians of his household simply were meant; very possibly some of his slaves. to stablish--confirm, or uphold you, according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ--that is, in conformity with the truths of that Gospel which I preach, and not I only, but all to whom has been committed "the preaching of Jesus Christ." It is of far more use to know the good than it is to know the evil, to learn about the genuine rather than the counterfeit. We know that there were Christians among Caesar’s household (Philippians 4:22). I, Tertius, who wrote this epistle, greet you in the Lord. 23. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. You can also change some of your preferences. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Salute Apelles approved--"the approved" in Christ--or, as we should say, "that tried Christian"; a noble commendation. Note those who cause divisions and offenses, offenses… contrary to the doctrine you have learned, iii. i. Deceive the hearts of the simple: This shows that dividers and deceivers don’t affect everyone. Romans 16:16 "Salute one another with a holy kiss. of Epaenetus was also apparently dear to Paul; beloved isn’t a term Paul used cheaply. i. Spurgeon on Priscilla and Aquila: “When two loving hearts pull together they accomplish wonders. f. Nereus: In A.D. 95 two distinguished Romans were condemned for being Christians. Primary Menu. Sosipater--See Acts 20:4 . d. Your obedience has become known to all: This means that when it comes to dividers and deceivers, it isn’t that the Romans must correct a bad situation. 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. That is not your name, perhaps, but your character is the same as that of this unregenerate Roman, whose family knew the Lord. In the Ministry of John Piper at Bethlehem TWENTY YEARS, THEN ROMANS (Romans 5:12-21) June 18, 2000 ADAM, CHRIST, AND JUSTIFICATION Part One (Romans 5:12-21) June 25, 2000 ADAM, CHRIST, AND JUSTIFICATION Throughout Romans, Paul declares that the gospel is the power of God whose goal is salvation for all who have faith, Jew … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 4:13-25" Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned--"which ye learned." It seems that this practice was later abused. i. a. Timothy rightly rates a first mention, being one of Paul’s closest and most trusted associates. In such matters, however, the state of society and the peculiarities of different places require to be studied. See our lengthy discussion under Romans 16:5 concerning "house churches." a. PriscillaandAquila: This couple is mentioned in Acts 18:2, 18:18 and 18:26 as associates of Paul and helpers to Apollos. Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord--two active women. Clement of Alexandria complained about churches where people made the church resound with kissing, and says that “the shameless use of a kiss occasions foul suspicions the evil reports.”, a. Leon Morris explains that this section demonstrates that the Letter to the Romans “was a letter to real people and, as far as we can see, ordinary people; it was not written to professional theologians.”, i. Questions and answers with John Piper. Solid Joys. Proud member Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. as--"so as" becometh saints--so as saints should receive saints. ii. The churches of Christ salute you." 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. 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. i. It is better to be God’s dog than to be the devil’s darling.” (Spurgeon). “Ministry in the Spirit by a woman is different altogether from her taking over authority, or infringing upon the order of the assembly of God.” (Newell), c. Notice their work for the Lord: some, like Tryphena and Tryphosa, labored in the Lord. Nothing more is known of this Quartus. but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple--"harmless," as in Matthew 10:16 , from which the warning is taken. Greet one another with a holy kiss. As is normal for me, I draw on a number of different resources in preparing for my teaching. 58.) Salute Herodion, my Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord--which implies that others in his house, including probably himself, were not Christians. 4. Now that the mystery has been revealed through the preaching of the gospel, God calls all nations to obedience to the faith. Whatever differs from the sound doctrine of the Scriptures, opens a door to divisions and offences. 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. They were well regarded among the apostles, having become Christians even before Paul did (sometime in the first 3 or 4 years after Pentecost). 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