Paul completes his majestic epistle where he began, with the Gospel, the glory of which is Christ, His person and ministry.
Paul probably wrote the letter from Corinth surrounded by his Son in the Faith, some blood relations, a couple of slaves and the Financial Director of the city council, all one in Christ! Brotherly Greetings Romans 16:21-24 Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you. I Tertius, who wrote thisContinue reading “PAUL’S COMPANIONS IN THE GOSPEL; Romans Part 79”
If we are faithful servants God promises that through our witness Satan will be not be merely defeated but crushed.
The Principle of Ecclesiastical Separation Romans 16:17-19 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the heartsContinue reading “THE PRINCIPLE OF ECCLESIASTICAL SEPARATION, Romans Part 77”
In this fascinating passage we discover the social side of the Apostle Paul. He was a lover of people who found great comfort from his many friends scattered throughout the Roman world.
It is natural for missionary or preacher to bring prayer requests before a congregation. This section contains the prayer requests of an Apostle to a New Testament Church. Paul, The Apostle to the Gentiles (e) Roman Prayers Romans 15:30-33 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love ofContinue reading “ROMAN PRAYERS; Romans Part 75”
While the Apostles were unique, that their ministry was singular, they had an authority which every preacher and pastor can learn from. God sets aside His servants and gives them authority to minister and lead His work. We should pray for men sent by God who will be endowed with the authority of theContinue reading “THE AUTHORITY OF THE PREACHER; Romans Part 73”
What is the Church? What is our vision, our purpose. What are the characteristics of a Church? In these verses Paul gets to the core, to the heart of Holy Spirit Church Fellowship. Are we contributing to the body of Christ by living these qualities out in our church lives? Paul, The Apostle to theContinue reading “THE APOSTOLIC VISION FOR THE CHURCH; Romans Part 72”
Paul advances the cause of Christ’s kingdom to a broken divided world by being optimistic, a biblical optimism based on the ancient promises. Christ is the only answer for our world and our nations, let us give ourselves to his cause! Paul, The Apostle to the Gentiles (a) Paul’s People Romans 15:8-12 Now I say thatContinue reading “PEACE FOR A FRACTURED WORLD; Romans Part 71”
If the Church is defined by the Gospel then why should we destroy the work of God over matters that have no relevance to the Gospel? In the Roman Church these issues were meat, drink and holy days. In our day and culture these issues could be personal disputes, political opinions, individual differences over mattersContinue reading “SERVANTS IN THE KINGDOM; Romans Part 69”