PAUL’S COMPANIONS IN THE GOSPEL; Romans Part 79

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”

THE PRINCIPLE OF ECCLESIASTICAL SEPARATION, Romans Part 77

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”

ROMAN PRAYERS; Romans Part 75

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”

THE AUTHORITY OF THE PREACHER; Romans Part 73

  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”

THE APOSTOLIC VISION FOR THE CHURCH; Romans Part 72

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”

SERVANTS IN THE KINGDOM; Romans Part 69

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”