Read Romans 5:1-5 together as a group. Q. Romans Lesson 16 Day 2 My answers to BSF study questions. (Jeremiah and the Cistern) Memory Verse: Romans 1:16, I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first â¦ ©2020 Ashland Bible Church . What will that sentence be?â. ed. Romans 1:16â32. Mentioned in Despatches - Romans 16. Romans 16:25-27 Iâm not comfortable creating and posting my paraphrase here, so what follows is from The New Living Translation. So the point is, women can and should have significant ministries in the local church and in the cause of world missions in biblically appropriate roles. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture Quotations are from the New American Standard Bible, Updated Edition Â© The Lockman Foundation, Related Topics: Ecclesiology (The Church), Spiritual Gifts, Spiritual Life, Steve served as the pastor of Flagstaff Christian Fellowship from May, 1992 through his retirement in December, 2018. Letâs Explore the Bible in Romans 15:14-21; 30-33. “I have bitter grief and incessant anguish in my heart.” Romans 9:2 AMPC. He spends 11 chapters laying a solid doctrinal foundation before he gets around to the so-called practical section of this letter. But theyâre worth the risk. ... Eph. Greet Epaenetus, my beloved, who is the first convert to … John Piper 3. Romans 16 concludes with the personal page—attention to the details of individual lives. print mp3. He mentions four of them as being especially close (âmy belovedâ or âthe belovedâ; 16:5, 8, 9, 12), including Epaenetus, who was the first convert in Asia. But Paul got burned too (2 Tim. Audio. When he died, his slaves would have become the property of the emperor, but would still be called âthe household of Aristobulus.â The following name, Herodion, probably refers to a Jewish slave or freedman who was a part of that larger household of Aristobulus now in the emperorâs service (see J. It may be to tell your neighbor the good news of Jesus Christ and to explain to him (or her) how he can have his sins forgiven and go to heaven. (My) Answers to BSF Bible Study Questions Romans 16:25-27 All scriptures for this lesson Questions for this lesson 14. We donât know when this happened, but obviously there was a close bond between them because of this. If truth be forsaken, unity and peace will not last long. Lesson 24: Romans 15-16 Class Handout for Lesson 24 Class Notes for Lesson 24 Audio Copy of Lesson 24 (MP3 format) God's Plan of Salvation. We donât know why. The Names of God. We live in a day when doctrine is shoved aside because supposedly it is either divisive or impractical. See our lengthy discussion under Romans 16:5 concerning "house churches." The Names of God. Those who argue for erasing all role distinctions in the church bring up two matters to support their cause. (affiliate link) Now all glory to God, who is able to make you strong, just as … I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of his people and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me. Sexuality. John Piper Dec 10, 2006 10 Shares Sermon. a. I commend to you Phoebe our sister: Paul certainly knew the value of what women could do in serving the church.  They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. Paul begins Romans 8 by stating (8:1), âTherefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.â He ends that chapter by saying (8:39) that there is nothing that âwill be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.â Whether you are wealthy or poor, ordinary or important, male or female, no matter what your background, those eternal blessings are offered to you in Christ Jesus if you will trust in Him as your Savior. What steps of obedience are now within our reach because of what we have heard? 16 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. Many call Christ, Master and Lord, who are far from serving him. Probably the two groups mentioned in 16:14 & 15 represented other house churches, which could perhaps hold as many as 70 or 80 people (Moo, p. 919). Audio. Paul’s greatest written work – and perhaps the most important New Testament epistle – comes to an end in a peculiar fashion, Paul spent 8 chapters walking us down the Romans Road, carefully explaining the way to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, Then Paul spent 3 chapters revealing the mystery of God’s plan for His people Israel, Finally Paul taught nearly four more chapters on how the church should walk in the light of our salvation, He’s covered so much ground, and he’s tackled many of the toughest topics of our faith. Romans 2:12-3:26 Lesson Four …. It would have been men with men and women with women. But the Holy Spirit inspired Paul to write these greetings to teach us. also greet the church that is in their house. Key Notes: Paul addresses 20 or more people in a city he has not visited. Romans Lesson 16. BOOK: (What does the Bible say?) Hi! When you come to a section of Scripture like Romans 16 with its long list of names, itâs good to keep in mind Paulâs words in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, âAll Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.â These verses, along with the lists of genealogies in the Bible, are inspired by God for our spiritual profit to equip us for every good work. One of those he mentions by name in his letter to the Romans is Phebe. Salute one another with a holy kiss â âThe Jews considered the kiss as an expression of friendship. Happy New Year: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives, 4. It just makes us aware of right from wrong. And I wonder what that man was thinking as he heard the words of this letter pour out of Paul? But Paul would have vigorously disagreed. You Must Hear the Gospel. He says he set his mind on skipping over places where another work already existed and a church was formed and growing, Now we know Paul stopped in other cities where churches already existed, places like Ephesus for example, But these cities were located on the way for Paul, so he would have had to go out of his way to avoid them, That wouldn’t have made sense, so Paul stopped to encourage and teach those churches, Paul was fulfilling the word of Isaiah by bringing good news to those who had no knowledge of God, And he was telling of Jesus to those who had not previously heard of Israel’s God much less about a coming Messiah, Yet up to now, Rome hadn’t been on the way to anywhere Paul needed to minister to, Notice Paul says in v.22 “For this reason…”, His mission kept him away, and he hoped the church could appreciate his reasoning, Paul now intended to come their way soon, and therefore he wanted to smooth things over with the church prior to his arrival with this letter, In v.23 he says that he had no further place to go in these regions between Jerusalem and Rome, And since Paul had long desired to visit the church in Rome, now was the appropriate time, Paul’s claim to have exhausted his opportunities to reach unreached areas in Asia Minor is quite a remarkable testimony, Obviously, Paul wasn’t the only person evangelizing at that time, so he’s not taking credit for moving the Gospel to every place, Still, we know Paul was the most prolific evangelist, by far, Paul is sitting in Corinth preparing to return to Jerusalem at the conclusion of his third missionary journey, He was converted to the faith barely 20 years earlier, And in just two decades of life as a Christian, Paul had evangelized roughly half the known world, He had written nearly half of the books of the New Testament canon, And he had founded churches in at least 14 major cities and towns…in 20 years. Printable Study Guide. 2013 - The Book of Matthew. Lesson 16: Life in the Spirit â 8:1-11. Romans 8:5-27 When Nero came to the throne, his mother Agrippina forced Narcissus to commit suicide (three or four years before Romans was written), so his slaves also would be part of the royal household. Now the question is what will we do differently as a result? Itâs possible (although not certain) that Simon of Cyrene was one of those men. Since Markâs gospel was probably written for the Romans, the Rufus there may be the one Paul greets here. He calls Phoebe âour sisterâ (16:1) and Quartus âthe brotherâ (16:23). Paul isnât deliberately teaching here. Wherever they went, their hearts were for building up the church. Paul lists 24 names of people in Rome, although he has never been there. Luke uses Priscilla, which was the diminutive nickname (like Liz for Elizabeth). The church is made up of ordinary, diverse people who know the Lord, are growing in Him, serve Him, and love one another. What we have here is a snapshot of these two churches that teaches us much about what our church ought to be. Scripture: Romans 16:25–27. It may be to be a loving homemaker and to rear your children to love and follow Christ. Romans Chapter 5, Lesson 1 (PDF) Romans Message Notes, June 9 (PDF) ROMANS 5:1-5. 12:1-2) This snapshot also reveals thatâ¦. romans 12 lesson #16 the gift of prophecy and the gift of teaching. We find the answer in a phrase that Paul repeats eleven times in these verses: âin the Lordâ or âin Christ.â He asks the Romans to receive Phoebe âin the Lordâ (16:2). Whatever differs from the sound doctrine of the Scriptures, opens a door to divisions and offences. Copyright Restrictions If truth be forsaken, unity and peace will not last long. Barclay remarks that “Romans was a letter which Paul found very difficult to bring to an end.” 25 The apostle seems to remember another great truth that he wishes to emphasize. How much have we accomplished for the kingdom over the past 2 decades as believers? WBS STUDY OF ROMANS - WEEK 26 Romans: A Reasoned Faith - Romans - Chapter 16, Lesson 16 april 21, 2016 The schedule for the remaining weeks: April 28 REFLECTION â Chapters 9-16 May 5 Review of Romans 1-16 (questions on pages 75-76 of workbook) May 12 FELLOWSHIP Our summer session.â¦ It may include serving in some capacity in the local church or in the cause of world missions. None of the people listed in Romans 16 were famous or powerful in the worldâs eyes. Persis the beloved âhas worked hard in the Lordâ (16:12). In his book, Whatâs the Difference? Apparently she had ministered to Paul as a mother would, perhaps when he was ill. Prisca and Aquila had risked their lives for Paul. Lesson 24: Romans 15-16 Class Handout for Lesson 24 Class Notes for Lesson 24 Audio Copy of Lesson 24 (MP3 format) God's Plan of Salvation. Faith is one of the most misunderstood words in the world today. Quartus is no longer just the fourth nameless slave, but is âthe brother,â a noble designation. 1:15; 4:10, 14), but that didnât keep him from pursuing close relationships with other believers. 11:3-16; 14:34-38) is not sound interpretation (Moo, p. 927; Thomas Schreiner, Romans [Baker], p. 797). For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be … Introduction and Timeline. Through his forced encounter with Christ and the cross, he came to faith in Jesus as His Savior and Lord. As weâve seen, there were tensions between the Gentile and Jewish segments of the church in Rome. June 9 â Romans 5:1-5 (Lesson 16) Posted on June 5, 2013 by Bryan Parris. A Lasting Legacy: Choosing A Wife For Isaac (Gen. 24:1-67). 2018 - People of the Promised Land I PRINCIPLE #1 â FULFILL YOUR CALLING! Lesson Two …. But to build a case on an unclear reference here to argue that Paul is going against what he clearly states in other contexts about men being in roles of teaching and leadership in the local church (1 Tim. Paul lists 24 names of people in Rome, although he has never been there. Although they were third and fourth, they were members of the church (James Boice, Romans: The New Humanity [Baker], 4:1952, 1956). Should I obey a lockdown or go to church anyway? 15:14-16) Paul had been admonishing the Roman Christians for their lack of unity and their divisive attitudes (14:1-15:13). So make a prayer list of these 8-15 people and ask God to show them their need of Christ and to give you an opportunity to tell them the good news. 2011 - Acts of the Apostles 2011. Can you see the wisdom of Paul’s appeal here? Tertius, Paulâs secretary in Corinth (16:22), and Quartus, whom Paul simply calls âthe brotherâ (16:23), were probably slaves. 37. Salute one another with a holy kiss — “The Jews considered the kiss as an expression of friendship. Tell them you are going to test their knowledge of American wars. So in the church in Corinth you had low-level slaves right next to Erastus the important official. seven individual motivational gifts. 1. The chapter brims with personal relationships that reflect Paulâs love for people. Lessons Romans - Lesson 5 11.01.2017. When you hear these names read out, what thought do they suggest to you? Which Scriptures would you use to argue against this? Prisca and Aquila (16:3) were fellow tentmakers and fellow Jews with Paul, as were the others in this chapter whom he calls âmy kinsmenâ (16:7, 11, 21). Terms and Conditions, ©2021. Lesson Focus: Substitutionary atonement: Christ died in our place, Romans 5:6-11. As we consider the weighty matters Paul deals with, we are apt to overlook the fact that it was addressed to people like Ampliatus and Tryphena and Rufus. Many churches now have women pastors and elders. Second, although scholars for centuries have been divided over whether Junias (16:7) was a man or a woman, most today argue that it refers to the wife of Andronicus. What drew them together and united them? Romans 9–16. Rather, he is greeting his friends in Rome and sending greetings from some who were with him in Corinth. ability to discern peopleâs inner motives. Paul desperately wanted these diverse groups to work out their differences and grow in love as one body in Christ. Also, perhaps they had talked about how Godâs sovereignty had brought Rufusâ father in contact with Christ, so that the truth of election was now especially precious to him. These are all people that Paul asks the church in Rome to greet and to allow to come into their homes and worship God with them. Printable Study Guide. In chapter 1:16-17 of Paulâs Letter to the Romans, Paul states the theme of the letter, Can you share the gospel clearly when you get the chance? (Rom. Romans 16 - NIV: I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae. Five believers are greeted by name in verse 14 and mention is made of the "brethren that are with them." Itâs a holy kiss! Some in the list may have been a part of Caesarâs household (see Phil. He says that we all have between 8 and 15 people that we have natural bridges to, whether as biological family or people that we rub shoulders with every day. The Righteous Shall Live by Faith - Romans 1:1-17 It is of some interest that the last time we did a series on Romans this section of Scripture was skipped entirely. It cannot be said, necessarily, that this was a mistake â but we can certainly take a look For at least the first two centuries, churches had to meet in homes due to persecution. If youâre in one of our home fellowships, youâre familiar with the concept that Pastor Tom Mercer sets forth in his book, 8 to 15: Your World Delivered. Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. But at the same time, we need to be careful not to âoverinterpret this evidenceâ (Moo, p. 927). In this lesson: It is faith in Jesus that absolves us from sin. 2.characteristics: a. There is controversy, especially about homosexuality, but â¦ In the wilderness, did Jesus have supernatural power to resist temptation. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. They were putting their hope in the Law and on God, in that they felt privileged that He chose to work with and reveal Himself through them. Romans 16. 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. It may be to set a godly example as a loving husband and father. Obviously, that question is unfair because we only accomplish what the Lord determines to do through us, Still, there is something to consider here, because undoubtedly we could have done more for the kingdom had we set our mind to it, Paul’s remarkable legacy doesn’t establish our goal in ministry, but it does challenge us to increase our effort and focus, We know all Paul accomplished for the Lord, but we don’t know all he sacrificed, We know of some sacrifices, including coming near death and suffering great deprivation at times, In the end, church tradition holds that Paul was martyred for his work, So let his example serve to challenge our willingness to sacrifice so that we might be useful to the Lord for accomplishing great things also, Now look at v.24 where we see Paul mentioning a desire to be in Spain, Paul saw Spain as the next great frontier for his apostolic ministry, And as it turned out, Rome was on his way, So the time had come to stop and visit the Roman church, But Spain was a long way from Rome, and if Paul was going to make it that far, he would need support, And that’s exactly why he’s written to Rome, Paul says he hopes to see them in passing through to Spain, and in seeing them be helped in reaching the Gentiles in Spain, I can think of no better way to raise money for ministry, Even though Paul was sitting in Corinth as he wrote, and was only a few days journey away from Rome, he was taking a detour, Paul continues to explain his future missionary plans saying he must first return to Jerusalem, He’s literally traveling in the opposite direction from Rome, He’s delivering a contribution from Gentile churches in this region to meet the needs of the Jewish church in Jerusalem, The church in Jerusalem was especially poor largely because faith in Jesus made a Jew a pariah in the city, Without the support of the Jewish community, it was nearly impossible to survive in the city, So support from other churches in the region was a huge issue, and Paul worked hard to raise support for the Jewish church wherever he went, Having persuaded a number of churches to give generously to the needs of Jerusalem, Paul is now ready to return to the city, And he mentioned this trip to those in Rome because he wants to make a larger point to them, Notice in v.27 Paul says these Gentile churches were only too happy to give to the Jewish church out of gratitude for what they had received, Paul’s alluding to the importance of Israel and the Jewish people in God’s plan to bring salvation to all mankind, As he taught earlier in this letter, Israel’s covenant relationship with the Lord is the root that we’ve been grafted into by faith, So the Gentile church is indebted to the Jewish people for spiritual things, So how can we object to offering them material things, which are of far less value. 4:4-7). Paul entrusted probably the only copy of this precious letter to a woman, Phoebe, for safe delivery to Rome. What a tribute to the glorious gospel that saves ordinary, diverse people from every walk of life and places them âin Christâ! But if this is so, Paul was using âapostlesâ to refer to traveling missionaries (Moo, p. 924), not to those with special authority over the churches as was given to the twelve and to Paul. The Search OF the Savior: Why Jesus Came, Part 2 (Gal. 57-58) John Piper lists dozens of ministries that women can serve in. If so, Rufusâ father was a Jew from Cyrene (modern Libya), who had gone to Jerusalem for the Passover. In the same breath Paul mentions Erastus, the city treasurer, an important public position. God forbid. 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. His son Rufus was now a prominent member of the church in Rome. Make a list of your â8 to 15â and begin to pray for opportunities to share the gospel with them. Romans 6:15-8:4 Lesson Seven …. He’s about to appeal to a church run by Jewish leaders asking them to fund his mission work to reach Gentiles in Spain, But before he does, he mentions his upcoming trip where he will deliver generous Gentile support to a needy Jewish church, So as the Jews are being blessed by Gentile believers, so it should be that these Jewish believers might bless future Gentiles in Spain, Notice Paul then says in vs.28-29 that as he comes back this way and stops in Rome, he will expect to to be sent on to Spain by the Roman church, To be sent on means to be supported in that journey, Notice he adds that when he comes he will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ, Paul is referring to the blessing Christ would bestow upon the church in Rome on the occasion of Paul’s visit and by way of his teaching and leadership, Paul was not an immodest man, as his letters demonstrate, So when Paul says this, he isn’t complimenting himself, He’s simply acknowledging the work the Lord was prepared to do through him in keeping with his role as an apostle, So the deal he’s offering the church in Rome is simple, He intends to come to that church so that he might bless them in their mission, And so that they might bless him in his mission, Paul isn’t interested in becoming wealthy and he’s not interested in visiting Rome merely for the attention it will give him, For Paul, everything is about the mission of the Church, And therefore Paul turns to making a specific request for support…for prayer support, The financial support Paul needed could only come once he arrived in the city of Rome, But the prayer support could start immediately and would be even more powerful, Paul didn’t urge the church to support him financially, but he urges them to pray, He refers to their prayers on behalf of his ministry work as striving together with Paul, It’s a great way to understand your opportunity to pray for others in their ministry, First, it’s a joining with another person, God will accomplish more through two members of the body united in this way than by individuals working apart, Even though one is using hands and feet while the other is using prayer, they are still joined spiritually, And in eternity we will understand how the Lord used these together to accomplish more to His glory, Obviously, Paul’s long and dangerous journeys were a form of striving for Paul, But the Romans’ prayers for Paul were equally striving, In fact the Greek word for strive is actually a compound word made up of the Greek words “together” and “fighting”, So it conveys the idea of fighting together, If you have ever tried to pray for someone else’s ministry work on a continual basis, then you know full well that it is striving, You are fighting with the other person against a common enemy, The enemy will resist their work in the field in one way, And he will resist your work on your knees in other ways, But both of you will be striving if you’re working at all, So as you consider your opportunities to support ministry, remember there are two types of support we should offer the work of the church, One occurs in a moment, the other is continuous, One has delayed effect, the other has immediate effect, One enables the work, the other enables success, Interestingly, Paul did return to Rome directly after visiting Jerusalem, though he entered Rome in chains, Jews conspired to have Paul arrested by Roman authorities while in Jerusalem, As a Roman citizen, he appealed to be tried by Caesar (which was a Roman right), Which then led Rome to transport Paul for free to Rome, Paul spent two years in house arrest awaiting trial, And according to reliable early church records, Paul eventually left Rome with their support and indeed went to Spain for a time, Later, after several years, Paul returned to Rome, This time he was executed by Nero, according to church tradition, Countless men and women will be in the kingdom either directly or indirectly due to Paul and his writings, So in a sense, those in Rome who funded and prayed for Paul’s work were striving with Paul for all those gains as well, At this point, the letter is essentially complete…but for greetings in Chapter 16, We will read the chapter – and I will do my best not to butcher the names – and then we will consider a few historical facts along the way, Chapter 16 is a very personal list of thoughts and greetings, He mentions 36 names, 8 who are with Paul in Corinth and the rest are those he greets in Rome, He also mentioned two households and three house churches, Most of the names are Gentile, reflecting the growing population of Gentiles in that church, It is interesting that Paul could name so many people in Rome and yet had never visited the city, As I mentioned earlier, Paul lists so many names because not having visited, he wanted to affirm his connection to this church, Also, Paul has probably made some personal contacts with those who left Rome to come visit him, So in fellowship, he greets them to be polite and loving, As Wiersbe observed, Paul was a friend-maker as well as a soul winner, The first name Paul mentions, Phoebe, is the one who carried this letter to Rome from Corinth from where Paul wrote it, The word in Greek is diakonos, which means servant or minister or deacon, Illustrating that from the beginning woman have played an important and even prominent role in the church, The list from v.3–v.16 includes many Latin or Greek names (or possibly they are Jews with Greek names like Paul), Priscilla and Aquila met Paul in Corinth when they fled Rome after the Emperor Claudius ordered Jews to leave Rome, They were also tent makers and as Paul says, they risked their lives for him, Paul took them to Ephesus with him where they helped Apollos, Later they moved back to Rome and had a church in their home, We also read about them being back in Ephesus with Timothy at one point, The first convert from Asia refers to Ephesus, (Asia Minor) not modern day Asia, The reference in v.7 to apostles who were in Christ before Paul is striking, Notice these men are called apostles yet they are not among the twelve nor mentioned anywhere else in scripture, This is further evidence that there were numerous apostles not given high profile in scripture, Looking at verse 10, Paul greets not Aristobulus but the man’s household, Paul is probably referring to the slaves of that household who had become believers, yet Aristobulus himself had not, Rufus may have been the son of Simon of Cyrene who helped carry Christ’s cross, And apparently his mother was like a mother to Paul at some point, And in v.14, the brethren is probably a reference to another house church, Interestingly, Paul interrupts his greetings to issue a brief warning against the activity of false teachers in the church, In v.17 Paul asks the church to keep a watchful eye for these guys, They will know them because they cause dissensions, They create hinderances to obedience to the word, This is an example of fruit from trees, to use Jesus’ metaphor from Matthew 12, You may not immediately know if a teaching is correct, but if it’s a lie from the enemy, his fingerprints will be all over it, It’s effect will be negative on holiness, obedience and unity, People will not be edified by its introduction, they will be harmed, People will move away from sound doctrine as a result, which is why the enemy sows bad teaching in the church in the first place, Paul asks the church to take note of this pattern allowing it to inform their understanding of those who spread such teaching, Men who have this impact on the church are slaves of sin, not of Christ, So we’re not talking about mistaken believers teaching falsely, We’re talking about unbelievers intentionally manipulating the body for their own purposes, They use smooth speech, which means they are well-spoken, And they ingratiate themselves with flattery which is a subtle form of lying, In other words, their style covers for their lack of substance, They offer the church candy-coated poison for the soul, And in that way they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting, Paul and other New Testament writers offer a great deal more information about dealing with false teachers in other letters (especially Jude), So for now, Paul simply issues this warning in passing, I suspect he does this because at this time in history Paul was especially troubled by false teachers hounding him as he traveled, The mid-century saw a particularly strong rise in false teaching around Judaism and the Law as well as other heresies, So Paul may have become concerned that his interest in going to Rome might lead false teachers to get there before him, Also in v.19 Paul seems to think that the report of Rome’s good teaching and steady adherence to true doctrine could provoke the enemy to respond, But in v.20 Paul says the enemy is destined to be crushed under Christ’s feet, So though today Satan sows confusion in the church with false teaching, it will not change the end result for him, Nevertheless, Paul calls upon the Roman church to be wise in what is good and innocent of evil, This is a powerful statement about avoiding the enemy’s schemes, First be wise in what is good, what is true, what is in the Bible, Have a firm understanding of proper things so you will be in a position to identify the lies of the enemy, In this, the enemy will find it much harder to deceive you, Secondly, we must remain innocent of evil, If we voluntarily engage in sin, we open ourselves to condemnation and self-destruction, And the enemy can exploit our misdeeds to compromise our witness or distract us from our service, But if we remain informed of the truth and committed to walking in obedience and in love, the enemy has a much tougher job, At that point he can only tempt us to fall, And if we don’t take the temptation, we are outside his reach, Easier said than done, but that’s the formula, Finally, Paul’s great letter ends with a final salutation, The letter ends with a list of names of those working with Paul in Corinth, Timothy was working in Ephesus but spent time with Paul in Corinth, Lucius is probably Luke, who wrote the Gospel and Acts, Jason was likely Paul’s host in Thessalonica, Sosipater traveled with Paul on his third journey, Tertius penned the words of this epistle as Paul spoke them (how would you like to have that accomplishment on your resume?). 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