Part 20 – 35 Commendations, Cautions and Conclusion

Ptr. Reyzel Cayanan

Lesson Information

Series: The Book of Romans
Lesson: Part 20 – 35 Commendations, Cautions and Conclusion
Speaker: Ptr. Reyzel Cayanan
Text: Romans 16:25-27 (KJV)
Service: New Life Bible Class
Date: October 18, 2016

BOOK OF ROMANS CHAPTER 16

Lesson No. 35 COMMENDATIONS, CAUTIONS AND CONCLUSION

25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

—Rom. 16:25-27

The book of Romans is a book that dealt with sin, salvation, justification, the sovereignty of God, divine election, interpersonal relationship, ethics and what we shall be talking today. This only shows us that the Bible is a complete book on doctrines, faith, life‟s principles and godly living for all of God‟s faithful people so that they do not have to go to other books to learn about God and His people. Other books are just references, resources and reinforcements of your belief. Romans chapter 16 now talks about the WORKERS of Paul and how he appreciated them, the warning he gave them and how he made the conclusion and the last touches of this great book.

A. Commendations

1. Phebe. She protected so many believers, even the apostle Paul and helped them in their needs using her own very resources (vv.1-2).

2. Priscilla and Aquila. They were workers together with Paul who were more than willing to stake their lives for Paul and availed their own house for worship (vv.3-5)

3. Epaenetus. He was Paul‟s firstfruits in Achaia (v.5).

4. Mary, a Roman believer who did much sacrifice for Paul and his companions. Labour means growing tired and burdened in and for the ministry (v.6).

5. Andronicus and Junia were with Paul in prison (v.7).

6. Amplias, Urbane and Stachys were Paul‟s beloved and helpers in the Lord (vv.8-9).

7. Exemplary believers from Apelles to Olympas who offered their homes for God‟s use and who toiled with Paul and burdened with him (vv. 10-15). All of these names mentioned were by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God (Heb. 6:10).

B. Cautions: Warning for those false and deceitful teachers

1. Instruction 1: Mark and avoid them (vv.17- 18).

2. Instruction 2: Be skilled in all things that are good and be free from evil (v.19).

Conclusion

1. The salutations for Paul‟s faithful companions (vv. 21-23).

2. Satan might „bruise‟ us today but soon the Lord will „bruise‟ him and put him out of commission (v.20).

3. The benediction of Paul: that His grace be upon His people (vv.20b and 24). In almost all of the letters of Paul, he always mentioned the GRACE of GOD. That is why he is called the “Apostle of the Grace of God.” Perhaps because Paul was a lawyer and a Pharisee and wellversed in the law of Israel (Phil. 3:5-6), and realizing that the law has nothing to do with his salvation, he emphasized grace in all occasions and in every nook and cranny (Eph. 3:2-8).

4. The only conclusion giving glory and majesty to God (vv. 25-27). Identical with Jude 24 and 25.

Praise God for being able to finish the exposition of the Book of Romans which I warmly dedicate to the faithful and loyal people of God who are willing to learn and obey His Word.

—BP’s Messages, 10.23.16

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