Read Romans 16:1-16

16:3-5. Give my greetings to Priscilla and Aquila, my co-workers in the ministry of Christ Jesus. In fact, they once risked their lives for me. I am thankful to them, and so are all the Gentile churches.  Also give my greetings to the church that meets in their home.

Aquila and Priscilla turn up again in Rome, with a church meeting in their home. But just look at all the others with whom Paul has been associated! It is the longest list of names (excepting genealogies!) to be found in the New Testament. I counted 28 names – to say nothing of the various households which Paul mentions. He counts them all as friends, and a good number of them specifically as fellow-workers. These were women and men who served the Lord, so just look at the variety of descriptions that Paul gives of them; worthy of honour, (v 2); co-workers in the ministry of Christ Jesus (v 3), worked so hard for your benefit (v 6), fellow Jews who were in prison with me. They are highly respected among the apostles      (v .7), a good man whom Christ approves. (v 10), has worked so hard for the Lord. ( v 12).

Everything shouts to us about people working well together, in harmony, with the single purpose of spreading the Good News of Jesus.

Heavenly Father, please help us in our community to work well together and effectively communicate the love and grace of Jesus.

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