Friday, June 19 / July 2, 2004: Rom 16:1-16, Matt 13:4-9
- passage: Rom 16:1-16:16
I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church
which is at Cenchrea: That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh
saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need
of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.
Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus: Who have for
my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks,
but also all the churches of the Gentiles. Likewise greet the church
that is in their house. Salute my well-beloved Epaenetus, who is
the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ. Greet Mary, who bestowed
much labour on us. Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my
fellow-prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were
in Christ before me. Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord. Salute
Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved. Salute Apelles
approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.
Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of
Narcissus, which are in the Lord. Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who
labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in
the Lord. Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.
Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren
which are with them. Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his
sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them. Salute one
another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.
passage: Matt 13:4-13:9
And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came
and devoured them up: Some fell upon stony places, where they had not
much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness
of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because
they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns;
and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: But other fell into good
ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold,
some thirtyfold. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.