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The Bible Teacher's Commentary
Romans 16:1-27 Bible Study: Community Spirit helps us understand the the church in Rome at that time by the way Paul the Apostle addressed the people there in this closing of Romans.
1. The word describing Phoebe can be accurately translated either as servant or deaconess. How were they to receive her? How were they supposed to help her (Romans 16:1-2)?
2. Why were they supposed to help Phoebe so much when she came to them (Romans 16:2d)?
3. What did Prisca and Aquila do for Paul the apostle (Romans 16:3-4)?
4. What is going on in the home of Prisca and Aquila (Romans 16:5)?
5. Did you notice each verse from Romans 16:6-16 all start with the same word “Greet”? Write down next to the names below the greeting associated with these brothers and sisters.
Andronicus and Junias ____________________________
Tryphaena and Tryphosa _________________________
6. How did Paul greet the church (Romans 16:16)?
How might you translate that into your culture?
7. What warning did Paul give the church in Romans 16:17?
8. What are these men like (Romans 16:18)?
9. What good thing did Paul hear about the church in Rome (Romans 16:19)?
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10. Write down the benediction in Romans 16:20.
11. Romans 16:25-27 is also a benediction. (Some ancient manuscripts also include verse 24 with its own benediction). What is it that Paul wants them to be established in (Romans 16:25)?
12. Is the mystery spoken of in verse 25 now known or still unknown (Romans 16:25-26)?
13. What is made known to the nations leading to their obedience (Romans 16:25-26)?
14. What does Paul wish God to gain (Romans 16:27)?
15. List at least two changes you desire to take place in your life because of these verses:
Bonus questions on Romans 16:1-27
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