Growup: day 316

Romans 13:1 – 16:27

There’s lots of stuff in this morning’s passage (submitting to Authorities, not being a stumbling block). But the thing I liked most about this morning’s reading was the personal greetings in chapter 16.

1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon[a][b] of the church in Cenchreae. 2 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.

 3 Greet Priscilla[c] and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus. 4 They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.

 5 Greet also the church that meets at their house.

   Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia.

 6 Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you.

 7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among[d] the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.

 8 Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord.

 9 Greet Urbanus, our co-worker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys.

It’s a great reminder that ministry is about the gospel and relationships.

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