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Romans 16:3

Feb 8, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 16, Writings  //  No Comments

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Saturday, 8 February 2014

Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,… Romans 16:3

Priscilla and Aquila are noted in several places in the book of Acts and in Paul’s other epistles. To get a full grasp of who they are, here are the verses which speak of them –

“After these things Paul departed from Athens and went to Corinth.… Read the rest

Romans 16:2

Feb 7, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 16, Writings  //  No Comments

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Friday, 7 February 2014

…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. Romans 16:2

Speaking of Phoebe from the previous verse, Paul continues his thought.… Read the rest

Romans 16:1

Feb 6, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 16, Writings  //  No Comments

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Thursday, 6 February 2014

I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea… Romans 16:1

The last chapter of Romans begins with Paul’s introduction of Phoebe, one of approximately 35 people that he will mention in the verses to come. His note, “I commend to you Phoebe our sister” is used as a way of highlighting her as a member of the church.… Read the rest

Romans 15:33

Feb 5, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans 15, Writings  //  No Comments

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen. Romans 15:33

In verse 15:13, Paul used the term “God of hope.” This followed directly after a citation from Isaiah about Jesus, the Hope of the Gentiles. Thus He is the hope of both Jew and Gentile.… Read the rest

Romans 15:32

Feb 4, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 15, Writings  //  No Comments

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

…that I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may be refreshed together with you. Romans 15:32

Taking the entire thought of verses 30-32 together we find the necessary context for this verse –

“Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me,  that I may be delivered from those in Judea who do not believe, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints, that I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may be refreshed together with you.”

The “prayers to God” for Paul were requested in the immediate sense that he would be “delivered from those in Judea” and also that his service to the saints in Jerusalem might be acceptable.… Read the rest

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