What’s in a list of names?

If you are like me, you tend to not pay close attention to lists of names when you come across them in your Bible reading. Yes, those people are important to God, some lists demonstrate important lineages. There is a list which is not an important lineage – in Romans 16. This was the text for the sermon in my church yesterday, and I was (and still am) amazed at the richness of the Bible and the amazing grace and love Christ poured out for His people. May the Word of God dwell richly in you and may you love His people – because of His great love for you. That is the message of Romans 16:3-16.

For the glory of God and the good of His people.



9 thoughts on “What’s in a list of names?

  1. I had seen this sermon, already, on sermon audio today and listened to it! I always learn and grow after Pastor Voddie’s sermons. I wish I lived closer to a church that was so biblically sound.


  2. Katy, Glad you are staying up on sermons and the Lord is growing you. Our church is good but not perfect by any measure (I am a member, after all). Pray for your pastors and how you can serve your church – for the glory of God and the good of His people.


  3. I am actually in prayer to find a new church. My pastor is a strong Wesleyan Arminian and it’s a struggle to continue to listen to sermons that constantly seem as though they are focused on pleading with people to know Jesus…I know my pastor loves Jesus…but I just don’t feel as though I am growing where I am.

    I definitely know that no church (or people) are perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I do appreciate sound doctrine and proper exposition of scripture. ๐Ÿ™‚

    When I say pleading to know Jesus, I mean to say that he says that God is just waiting for us to choose Himโ€ฆthat He would never force us but just waits for us to start a relationship with Him.


  4. To think that most people can’t give their own genieologies back more then a couple of generations, yet the bible gives us 42 generations is astounding. Most folks live about 3 score and 10, or about 70 years, yet many in Jesus’ genieology lived hundreds of years, and then no real written history?!?!…Amazxing!

    @ Katy
    We too live in Pennsylvania…actually in N. Western Pa. to be exact. We too look for a place to fellowship, but till then we meet whenever and where ever the Lord leads. Your family would certainly be welcome to join us. We do travel up and down 79, 80, and the turnpike to meet occasionally as far east as Bedford Pa. My email is he.must_increase@roadrunner.com
    Let us know if you have success in finding a Godly fellowship, will you please Katy? In the mean time, we are available, and I enjoy your blogsite too Katy!

    Manfred, thanks for sharing, brother!


  5. I live in North Western PA as well. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Any reformed church that I have found is at least an hour away…most of them more so. There is one in Erie…but that is 2 hours away from me, I believe.
    Thank you for the offer Mickey Merrie and also your kind words about my blog!



  6. Ya, and I met the man in Erie…he might need a tad more reforming! ๐Ÿ™‚
    He was…um…charming my wife, when I walked up to them. She quickly introduced me to him, and he quickly excused himself, when I asked if he wasn’t the preacher at the church that met at a local hotel in there. My wife was glad I came along when I did…him, not so much. Neither of us were lead to attend his services. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Keep the email address in case your family is ever headed north this way, and you are welcome Katy!


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