Week of May 5 - Day 5

Day 5 Read: Romans 16:8-16

Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord. Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys. 10 Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the family of Aristobulus. 11 Greet my kinsman Herodion. Greet those in the Lord who belong to the family of Narcissus. 12 Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord. 13 Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother, who has been a mother to me as well. 14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers who are with them. 15 Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them. 16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.  

Reflect: What kinds of things does Paul commend in the people mentioned in verses 1-16?

Respond: In your opinion, how close did Paul let people get to him? What does this tell us about ministry, and how does it compare to your relationships? Why is it important that we have coworkers in gospel ministry? What purpose do they serve? What do we miss out on when we try to go it alone?