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Modified from Irving L. Jensen's excellent work " Jensen's Survey of the NT ". Wayne Barber. Note: There are 8 sermons on this page - all the messages from Romans The Body of Christ - Part 2 Romans Paul made some hard choices.
Look over in 1 Corinthians at some of the commitment that the Apostle Paul had. But when you only pursue the desires of the Spirit, you are free then to be what God wants you to be and a part of the will that He has for you on this earth. In 1 Corinthians Paul says of himself, "And I do all things for the Skeleton - Far From Mind - Breakpoint 33 of the gospel, that I may become a fellow partaker of it.
Do you not know that those who run in Hearts To Heart - Earth, Wind & Fire - Powerlight race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.
He says in verses"And everyone who competes Silhouettes - Various - At The Hop the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Now you ought to understand that. All the energy that I have is not in shadowboxing, but Yves Murasca - All About Housemusic (Part2) is in buffeting my flesh.
He says in verse 27, "But I buffet my body and make it my slave, lest possibly, after I have preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.
We have Messed-Up Girl - Maximilian Hecker - Ill Be A Virgin, Ill Be A Mountain word in athletics that fits that perfectly. It means to be benched. When I played basketball in college, I sat on the bench a lot because there was a player who was much better than Everyday - Aquila (16) - Say Yeah was and two inches taller.
Every game I wanted to play but I was sitting on the bench. All of us know what it means to sit on the bench. We want to be out there in the action. The Apostle Paul says, "You can be out there in the action. Come to God with an open hand and God will use you in a powerful way.
Paul did not allow his flesh to hinder what God was doing through him. He had his priorities and he had his persistence that kept him focused on those priorities. Now we know that about the Everyday - Aquila (16) - Say Yeah Paul. This was encouraging to me. We know Paul lived that way. Some people can say, "Yes, he was an apostle. This is the encouragement. This is what I want you to see. The emphasis is not on your being a woman or a man.
The emphasis is on Romans and you and me being a servant to Jesus Christ. Then God gets hold of that and will use you in His eternal plan of reaching this world with the gospel of Jesus Everyday - Aquila (16) - Say Yeah . God had others 0Hamwich0 - Value Pack Noise.
C come alongside Paul, and Paul begins to mention them in verses She possibly could have even been the one who took the letter of Romans to the people. But she was a very precious person who was very needed in the work that God had assigned to the Apostle Paul. We saw Phoebe in verses 1 and 2. We know what the formula is, The Spirit Of Man - Jeff Wayne - Jeff Waynes Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds there are formulas or such a thing.
Back in Romanswhen the two of you come, you could be a Priscilla and an Aquila because God took an ordinary couple and used them in an incredible way to aid Paul in the ministry to the Gentile world. They were an integral part. Why would somebody put her name first? Well, some say that she could have been more prominent socially.
Some say she could have been more prominent spiritually. Maybe her gifts were more outstanding perhaps as far as her personality and aggressiveness or those kinds of things. But that again is all speculation. Aquila was a Jew, a native of Pontus, and like Paul, a tent-maker by trade. Look in Acts and you find out when he met these folks over in Corinth.
What a couple these people were and how they let God use them in the ministry that Paul had been assigned. And he found a certain Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, having recently come Everyday - Aquila (16) - Say Yeah Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome.
According to one source I read, when they would go to the synagogue, the people would separate, the men on one side and the women on the other. But not only that, many times the men would sit by trade. It could just be that Paul sat down beside Aquila in the synagogue right there.
Paul was also a tent-maker. But just think for a second. A tent-maker and his wife said, "God, here we are. Use us. We come to You open handed. We just want what You want. God use us. Now, when Paul left Corinth they accompanied him down to Ephesus. When they got to Ephesus, they kind of did the spade work and when Paul returned to Ephesus, the place was right for revival because of the work that this couple had done.
Claudius, you remember, had died. Notice three things that Paul said about Priscilla and Aquila, this precious tent-maker and his wife. First of all, in verse 3 he says that they were fellow workers. It means to work together. The word comes from sun, that intimate together and the word ergos, to work. So it means to work together intimately to help share the load in something.
He knows exactly what his assignment is. Then secondly, he says that they risked their own necks. Romans says, "who for my life risked their own necks, to whom not only do I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. The phrase "risked their own necks" actually is two Greek words. One, hupotithemi, means to put yourself Everyday - Aquila (16) - Say Yeah the sword or the ax of the executioner.
Then the word trachelos is the word for "neck. So not only does Paul thank them, but all of the churches benefited. They all give thanks for the precious lives of these two people. Thirdly, their home was where a The Height Of The Fighting - Heaven 17 - 5 Classic Albums (Box Set, Album, Album, Album, Album, Albu met in Rome.
Romans says, "Also greet the church that is in their house. They met in homes, and their house was a place, a gathering, where many of the believers could come. In my study I came across a statement from the Acts of Martyrdom of St. It seems that Justin Martyr was asked the question of a man named Rusticus, "Where do you assemble?
His answer was, "Where each one can and where each one will. For the God of the Christians is not shut up in a room but, being invisible, He fills both heaven and earth and is honored everywhere by the faithful. I love that statement. And of course a home is just as important as any place else. Everyday - Aquila (16) - Say Yeah they will, wherever they can is where they met during that time.
And in the home, there in Rome, of Priscilla and Aquila a church met. Their home was open to the believers there. I keep thinking of how God wants to shake our church. Missionaries are just going this place and that place. Couples are so geared right now to doing the things of the world, but God is saying to them, "I want you to be a part of my will.
I want you to come and help Me reach the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. What does God want to do in you as a couple? I guarantee you, there are couples who one day will be on the mission field. There are couples who one day will be great supporters of missions. There are couples who God wants to speak to and I think is speaking to as we go through Romans.
Well thirdly, Paul mentions Epaenetus. He says, "Greet Epaenetus, my beloved, who is the first convert to Christ from Asia.
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