Romans 16:3-5a: Prisca and Aquila

Introduction:

If I were to ask you to think of 24 names in a church you have never visited, could you do it? Could you name 24 people in the names of one of our sister Reformed Churches you have not visited? We come to now to the Greetings section of the letter where Paul greets 24 people in the Church in Rome. First mentioned are Prisca and Aquila. Apart from Timothy mentioned in 16:21, these would be the best known to us that Paul greets. Acts 18 as well as Paul’s ministry in Ephesus in Acts 19 give us the background details on who they are and what they did. They are the best known husband and wife ministerial team in the NT, for this reason it will benefit us greatly to focus in on them and how the Lord used them. The verses before us mention several things about them, we will divide our study into four areas. Firstly we want to look at them as husband and wife; secondly as fellow workers, thirdly as those who risked their necks and finally as those who had a house church in their home.

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