Sure Thing: Relationship 8.27.17

Sermon Notes

Sure Thing Wk # 4


SLIDE:  Sure Thing : Relationship


Life Groups!  Large groups, small groups


SLIDE:  Relationships

Romans 16  Pg, 922


Who is Paul?


  1. A Pharisee and former leader of Jewish faith.
  2. A person who persecuted and killed Christians.
  3. Rd to Damascus. He becomes a Christian
  4. An apostle. = met the resurrected Jesus.
  5. A missionary planting churches.


in A.D. 49 the Roman Emperor Claudius

Jewish Christians, expelled along with the rest of the Jews.

Claudius dies (A.D. 54)  Jewish Christians return A.D. 57,


Romans 1 of 14 books Paul writes in the NT


Living in Corinth, getting ready for another trip.


A sense of what is coming.


ROMANS 15 “Struggle with me in prayer” agonize w/ me.


Safety in his travels.  Hostile!





Jews and Gentiles

Righteousness =  Rightness before God.


Follow rules   613 Laws  +  all moral codes


End of CH.  7   Who will rescue me?




8-15 what God has done for us in Jesus!  SURE THING!


Deep THEO!


1st PASTOR & Apostle PAUL!


He list 24 -26 names!  DEEP THEO to names!


Driving down to see my dad.  In a home.

Great Grand parents.  Nope.  GONE!


Pete, no one will know your name!  NO  one.


Paul writes 24-26 names.




SLIDE:  Romans 16:1  I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae. 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.   Pg. 922


She is financially generous.  Business woman. Carrying


SLIDE:  Romans 16:3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus. They risked their lives for me.  Greet also the church that meets at their house.


Church Ecclesia (called out ones)


SLIDE: Romans 16:6 Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you.


Her name sake.  The mother of Jesus.  Mary and Martha

The church is built on Mary(s).

She is on time, dependable, and upbeat.



SLIDE: :7 Greet Andronicus and Junia,

my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me.


In prison together.  Fox hole buddies.  A bond like no other. “Paul a prisoner of Christ Jesus.


When you face trials of many kinds count it as all joy!


Suffering in faith with you.


24  5xs 40 lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones left for dead


name your daughters.

SLIDE:  :12  Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa,  Twins.


SLIDE:  :15 Greet Philologus 


SLIDE:  :13 Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother, who has been a mother to me, too.


Paul is 60 years old!


She prays a lot.  She listens.  She loves.  She speaks truth.


the feminist movement.  Hated men.  You are bitter.  Jesus can take that away.  I have never known bitterness to solve anything.  THAT Kind of a woman.



SLIDE:  23 Gaius, whose hospitality I and the whole church here enjoy, sends you his greetings.



Hospitality :  ONE person ALL of you!  Not a small church! 10 people no big deal!  But ALL of you!  ONE person’s hospitality


Italian     Soda knows my name and knows me



Can you offer up some more names?



SLIDE:  Sure Thing : Relationship is Life

                 “Life Groups”






Pastor Pete Hartwig