Romans 16:21–22: Timothy, my fellow worker, and Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my countrymen, greet you. I, Tertius, who wrote this epistle, greet you in the Lord.


Some faithful servants to honor. What a roll call of heroes! Timothy was mentioned often in the Book of Acts and the Epistles. He was Paul’s “son in the faith” and labored with Paul in many difficult places. Lucius was a fellow Jew, as were Jason and Sosipater. We have no proof that this is the same Jason who protected Paul in Thessalonica (Acts 17:1–9). That Jason was probably a Gentile. Tertius was the secretary who wrote the letter as Paul dictated it. 1

Application

  • Read the true qualities of a disciple of Jesus in Philippians 2:19-24
  • Do you serve with the same like-mindedness as your pastor?
  • Do you seek what’s best for others or what’s best for yourself?
  • Can you say that you have demonstrated a “proven character” that can be trusted with greater ministry responsibility because of your proven faithfulness?
  • Does your service for Jesus encourage others to serve wholeheartedly?

Prayer

Lord, help me become more fruitful for your glory.


1. Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). The Bible exposition commentary. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

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Tommy Blumberg was ordained as a Calvary Chapel pastor in 1985, where he served as an assistant to Pastor Wayne Taylor of Calvary Fellowship, in Seattle. In 1992, Pastor Tom, his wife Pam, and their three daughters moved to Bellingham and began a Bible study, which led to the founding of Calvary Chapel Northwest. Tom blogs regularly at TommyBlumberg.com.

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