(Ill. Romans 16:5, speaks of the "church that is in their house". Share. When Paul calls his beloved Epaenetus the firstfruits, he intimates that a rich harvest followed. THOUGHT - Would Paul call you "_______ the toiler?" KJV  Romans 16:11 Salute Herodion my kinsman. Romans 16:5 Parallel. Chalmers in his fascinating book on New Guinea gives us the name of the first female convert in New Guinea. (2) This is the direction of the apostle. And the ambassador said, "Exactly. By a like allusion the apostle calls the first converts in a particular place the firstfruits of that place unto Christ. This will never be required. Commenting on the absence of any church buildings until after the 3rd century Ray Stedman quips, "What a relief, not to be bothered with a church building program! --Sper Epaenetus enjoyed not your early advantages, but it seems probable that he accepted the first invitation to Christ. Lyth, D.D. ... One who first embraced Christianity under my preaching in Achaia. She had been "a succourer of many" (ver. What would we do without the ministry of women in the church? In this verse Paul uses episemos in a figurative sense to describe a "good mark" meaning those who is well–thought–of, splendid, outstanding, distinguished, eminent or illustrious. Epaenetus professed the religion of the gospel when all around him were in a different sentiment and practice.4. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord. Note —I. This is what spread the gospel throughout the whole of the early world. Now consider this man, dwelling in the midst of heathen, on the preaching of the apostle, coming out from among a corrupt and idolatrous multitude, and, by his example and conversation, inviting his fellow-citizens to turn to the living God; and will you not admire his integrity, zeal and fortitude? The Christian is zealous to maintain good works, and abounds in the proper fruits of the Spirit.5. KJV  Romans 16:9 Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved. Her works, though hidden from man (although not completely because Paul was clearly aware of her toilsome efforts), are with God; and her name is recorded with honor in this book of life. Un Falso Testigo Que Dice Mentiras. HOW A FORWARDNESS IN RELIGION MAY DISCOVER ITSELF. II. 1. John Piper Oct 8, 2006 9 Shares Sermon. Did not he take note of that person? There are many who are forward in little matters; zealous for or against opinions, forms, etc., but this is only forwardness in a party design. Print. James tells us that God hath begotten us "that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures" (Revelation 14:4). And you need to share it without fear with those who are dead in their trespasses and sins! Now, there is nothing to be ashamed of in the name of servant. Though this is part of a concatenated series of expositions, it can be preached as a single sermon on most any occasion. First convert (536) (aparche) is literally first fruit and refers to an offering of any kind, animal as well as grain, but in the presence case speaking of Gentile converts who, analogous to the first portion of the OT offering, were also set aside specifically for the Lord. (NASB: Lockman). All these were and are done. (NASB: Lockman), Greek: aspasasthe (AAM) Apellen ton dokimon en CHristo. Paul’s next greeting was to a group of believers whose names and number we do not know. NRS  Romans 16:6 Greet Mary, who has worked very hard among you. This work will surely bear fruit and it will remain at the Judgment Seat of Christ (see bema and 2Co 5:9-note, 2Co 5:10-note). The sanctifying and comforting influences of the Spirit are called the firstfruits of the Spirit, as earnests of heavenly happiness. By your forwardness you will contribute to this increase.4. Chalmers in his fascinating book on New Guinea gives us the name of the first female convert in New Guinea. Epaenetus ("praised") was the first convert (and predictive of a greater harvest to follow) from Asia who became part of Paul’s “offering of the Gentiles” to the Lord (Romans 15:16-note). A zeal for great and essential things. Chalmers in his fascinating book on New Guinea gives us the name of the first female convert in New Guinea. Did not he take note of that person? Salute Epaenetus my beloved, who is the first-fruits of Asia unto Christ. )LinksRomans 16:5 NIVRomans 16:5 NLTRomans 16:5 ESVRomans 16:5 NASBRomans 16:5 KJVRomans 16:5 Bible AppsRomans 16:5 ParallelRomans 16:5 Biblia ParalelaRomans 16:5 Chinese BibleRomans 16:5 French BibleRomans 16:5 German BibleRomans 16:5 CommentariesBible Hub, V.PROMISE OF SUCCESS.(J. Romans 16:10 Greet Apelles, the approved in Christ. https://bible.org/seriespage/lesson-106-snapshot-church-romans-161-16-21-23 "In Christ before me" is literally “they have become in Christ before me.” Paul says that "Andronicus and Junias" had became Christians before he did. A maintenance of the profession and practice of it, though it should involve the charge of singularity. Paul affectionately calls this industrious woman something like "Mary the toiler" (see below). I think this is very significant. Paul goes out of his way to use the perfect tense often when speaking of salvation, which emphasizes the eternal security of the believer, for the perfect tense is descriptive of a an event that has occurred in the past with present continuing results or effects. NIV  Romans 16:8 Greet Ampliatus, whom I love in the Lord. Salute them that are of the household of Aristobulus. BGT  Romans 16:6 ἀσπάσασθε Μαρίαν, ἥτις πολλὰ ἐκοπίασεν εἰς ὑμᾶς. In chapter 11 Paul used this metaphor (first fruits) in explaining how Gentile salvation had Jewish roots writing... "And if the first piece (first fruit = Abraham who was holy or set apart by God) of dough be holy, the lump is also; and if the root be holy, the branches (Gentile converts, the see of Abraham) are too." 1. ESV  Romans 16:11 Greet my kinsman Herodion. Nor is it honest to work only when the eyes of your employer are upon you. I knew a person who when he began his work had but one person to sit at his feet. It is regarding things according to their nature and importance.6. This is often only for want of thought. In —1. But whatever position she occupied, she bears the name of servant. Which describes you? NKJ  Romans 16:12 Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, who have labored in the Lord. Greet my dear friend Persis, who has worked very hard in the Lord. ESV  Romans 16:12 Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. All the preparations that are made for it and the expectation of weeks and months -- everybody is holding their breath waiting for the baby to come. Strive to enter in at the straight gate. Holy Spirit as “down payment” 2Cor 1:22, 5:5; Ephesians 1:14-note), a foretaste of our divine life in the age to come. NIV Romans 16:5 Greet also the church that meets at their house. As an evidence of sincerity.2. A maintenance of the profession and practice of it, though it should involve the charge of singularity. A zeal for great and essential things. In the important concerns of religion, they will walk, as being heirs together of the grace of life. (1) This is the command of Christ. In —1. Stuart.Epaenetus was the first convert in Achaia, the richest of all the Greek provinces. Strive to enter in at the straight gate. Early religion. James tells us that God hath begotten us "that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures" (Revelation 14:4). Because it is in the highest degree rational. I knew a person who when he began his work had but one person to sit at his feet. MacArthur comments: Because Junias may be a woman’s name, these two might have been husband and wife....Besides being Paul’s kinsmen, these two believers were at some time, perhaps even then, his fellow prisoners. He has never forgotten her and never will. In allusion to this Christ is called "the firstfruits of them that slept," because His resurrection is an earnest and pledge of the resurrection of believers. ASV  Romans 16:9 Salute Urbanus our fellow-worker in Christ, and Stachys my beloved. That is to say, she was a helper of God's people. Greek: aspasasthe (AAM) Ampliaton ton agapeton mou en kurio. This gives you some idea of the preciousness of the word "beloved"! (3) It is by forwardness in religion that you become entitled to the constant aids of God's grace.(J. Newell comments: How wonderfully does the heart of this apostle retain personal names and maintain special love!" Stuart. It is suggest that this man is not yet a believer, and all Paul can say of him is that he is a relative. (6 Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you. Because it is in the highest degree rational. Please do not misunderstand. ἀσπάσασθε τοὺς ἐκ τῶν Ναρκίσσου τοὺς ὄντας ἐν κυρίῳ. Approved (1384) (dokimos = tested and thus reliable or acceptable - see study of related word dokimazo) was used to describe precious metals such as gold or silver that were refined by fire and proven genuine, having passed the test for purity. NLT  Romans 16:9 Greet Urbanus, our co-worker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys. The promise is only to those who give diligence to make their calling and election sure. ASV  Romans 16:5 and salute the church that is in their house. For a considerable part of the time that he preached in Corinth, he abode in their house. NLT  Romans 16:6 Give my greetings to Mary, who has worked so hard for your benefit. These facts provide a clue to the organization of the early church -- in a city with a Christian community of any size, there appear to be several "congregations" meeting in different houses , since there were no "church" buildings at this time. John Piper A servant of God will not be the servant of this world. A servant of God will not, keep the company of the godless. Chicago: Moody Press, Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. )A first convert rememberedD. 2. YLT  Romans 16:6 Salute Mary, who did labour much for us; GREET MARY WHO HAS WORKED HARD FOR YOU: aspasasthe (2PAAM) Marian, etis polla ekopiasen (3SAAI) eis humas: Compare this verse with Paul's exhortation to those who had presented themselves to God as living sacrifices (Romans 12:1; 12:7; 12:11-see notes Ro 12:1; 12:7; 12:11). Paul's emphasis should likewise be our emphasis -- anything we are, anything we do in ministry is all from Him and to Him and through Him.