July 12, 2015
What did the apostle Paul choose to write in his final recorded words? Alistair Begg shows us that as Paul closed his last letter, he turned his attention to his faithful partners in ministry. Each person, from the tentmaker Aquila to the sick man Trophimus, was providentially chosen by God and had a special relationship with Paul. From these brief mentions, we see that in Christ, as we learn to tolerate one another’s sin struggles and other weaknesses, God’s family functions as a body working together as He builds His church.
19Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. 20Erastus remained at Corinth, and I left Trophimus, who was ill, at Miletus. 21Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus sends greetings to you, as do Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers.3
22The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.4
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