April 30, 2015
WALKING THE WALK
TEXT: ROMANS 16:1-27 - Like the genealogies of the Old Testament, we may be tempted to just take a cursory glance at this chapter, or, to pass over it entirely. But, as with the genealogies, some precious truths can be found in the mix. PRINCIPALLY, THE CHAPTER TEACHES US TO VALUE OUR FELLOW-BELIEVERS IN THE FAITH!
WE VALUE THEM WITH….
1. APPRECIATION FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN THE CAUSE OF THE GOSPEL (vv 1-16)
“…who risked their own necks for my life…” v4
a. Special People vv 1-5
b. Fellow Workers vv 6-16
2. ADMONITION TO STAND AGAINST TROUBLESOME PEOPLE (vv 17-20)
“…and avoid them…”
3. VALEDICTION (vv 21-24)
“I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, greet you in the Lord.” v 22
4. A BENEDICTION (vv 25-27)
The writer points the recipients away from themselves toward God! “Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ…to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.”
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