“The Faces of the Church”

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Romans 16:1-27 | “The Faces of the Church”
KEY VERSES:  Romans 16:1-2 ​”I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at
Cenchreae, that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help
her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of many and of myself
as well.”
Romans 16:13 “Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother, who has been a mother to
me as well.”
Mark 15:21 “And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the
country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross.”
1. Consider compiling a list of all the different names of people and how Paul refers
to them in Romans 16. (whether they be a servant, friend, fellow-worker,etc.)
2. 2 Timothy 1:4-7 highlights the importance of entrusting the legacy of the gospel on
to the next generation. Who can you list as the most influential people who taught
you in the faith? Who can you list as the most important people you intend to pass
the gospel and faith on to next?
3. Discuss the possible connection points between Romans 16:13, Mark 15:21, Acts
11:21, Acts 19:33. What do you draw and learn from these? (remember these
relational connections are plausible but cannot be totally proven)