1 Corinthians 16:13-24
13 Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
14 Let all that you do be done in love.
15 Now I urge you, brethren (you know the household of Stephanas, that they were the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves for ministry to the saints),
16 that you also be in subjection to such men and to everyone who helps in the work and labors.
17 I rejoice over the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have supplied what was lacking on your part.
18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men.
19 The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Prisca greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
20 All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
21 The greeting is in my own hand— Paul.
22 If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed. Maranatha.
23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Theme: Four areas of exhortation for the church so we might be a strong and loving church.
I. Consistent Devotion to Christ vv.13-14
A. Be on the alert
B. Stand firm in the faith
C. Act like men
D. Be strong
E. Do all in love
II. Subjecting Ourselves to Christ-like Servants vv.15-16
III. Recognition in the Church vv.17-18
IV. Greet One Another vv.19-24
A. Greetings from
B. Greetings from