Lesson No. 522
Book of Romans, Chapter 16
"...To God Only Wise..."

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Paul greets his friends

1 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea: 2 that ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also. 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. 5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ. 6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us. 7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me. 8 Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord. 9 Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved. 10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus’ household. 11 Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord. 12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord. 13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine. 14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them. 15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them. 16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you. Paul gives final instructions 17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. 19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. 20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. 21 Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you. 22 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord. 23 Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother. 24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. 25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 26 but now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: 27 to God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

Lesson No. 522           “...to God Only Wise...."
Chapter 16                                                    07/012/2020
1) Paul 'greets' his fellow servants of the Lord in verses 1 through 16 and praises their service to Jesus- is that boasting?  What about the Holy Spirit in them doing all these things for the Lord?
2) What is this 'heavenly kiss' Paul is talking about in verse 16?  Physical affection?  Brotherly love?  Sacrificial love?
3) Verses 17-19 is a stern warning, about what?  Is this a threat from within the church or without?  Why is this kind of influence dangerous?
4) What does verse 20 remind you of?  Got Genesis?
5) What is the 'revelation of the mystery' Paul talks about in verse 25?  Do we understand more now about the mystery of the gospel than in Paul's time?
6) How was the gospel made manifest (verse 26)?  Is there anymore 'manifesting of the gospel' we need to know about?  See verses 17-19, and how about the end of Revelation?  This is how we guard against 'false doctrine'.
7) How 'wise' is our Lord?  (Verse 27)
8) So, we take it that is good to acknowledge each other in service to the Lord?  Yes?  No?  What is that advantage of this?  What is the danger in this?
9) So what have we learned about how we 'treat' each other in the family of God?  Do we do that here at The Connection/His Way Ministries?
10)  Paul dealt with this HUGE problem in the first churches in trying to reconcile the differences between Jews who became Christians and Gentiles who became Christians.  What things do we need to 'reconcile' among ourselves?
11)  What can we 'applaud' ourselves for as a body of Christ?  What do we need to work on?

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