Final Instructions

1 Corinthians 16

12 Now concerning y our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to visit you with the other brothers, but it was not at all his will 1 to come now. He will come when he has opportunity.

13 z Be watchful, a stand firm in the faith, b act like men, c be strong. 14 d Let all that you do be done in love.

15 Now I urge you, brothers 2 - you know that e the household 3 of Stephanas were f the first converts in Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves g to the service of the saints - 16 h be subject to such as these, and to every fellow worker and laborer. 17 I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made up for i your absence, 18 for they j refreshed my spirit as well as yours. k Give recognition to such men.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 18:24
    Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures.
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 24:42
    Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.
  3. Cross References
    Galatians 5:1
    For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm ...
    Philippians 1:27
    Only let your manner of life be worthy of the g...
    Philippians 4:1
    Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long fo...
    1 Thessalonians 3:8
    For now we live, if you are standing fast in th...
    2 Thessalonians 2:15
    So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the t...
    1 Corinthians 15:1
    Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel...
  4. Cross References
    1 Samuel 4:9
    Take courage, and be men, O Philistines, lest you become slaves to the Hebrews as they have been to you; be men and fight.
    2 Samuel 10:12
    Be of good courage, and let us be courageous for our people, and for the cities of our God, and may the Lord do what seems good to him.
    Isaiah 46:8
    Remember this and stand firm, recall it to mind, you transgressors.
  5. Cross References
    Ephesians 3:16
    That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being.
    Ephesians 6:10
    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
    Colossians 1:11
    May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy.
  6. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 14:1
    Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.
  7. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:16
    (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.)
  8. Cross References
    Romans 16:5
    Greet also the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in Asia.
  9. Cross References
    Romans 15:31
    That I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints.
  10. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 5:12
    We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you.
    Hebrews 13:17
    Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
  11. Cross References
    Philippians 2:30
    For he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was lacking in your service to me.
    2 Corinthians 11:9
    And when I was with you and was in need, I did not burden anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied my need. So I refrained and will refrain from burdening you in any way.
    Philemon 1:13
    I would have been glad to keep him with me, in order that he might serve me on your behalf during my imprisonment for the gospel.
  12. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 7:13
    Therefore we are comforted. And besides our own comfort, we rejoiced still more at the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all.
    Romans 15:32
    So that by God's will I may come to you with joy and be refreshed in your company.
    Philemon 1:7
    For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.
    Philemon 1:20
    Yes, brother, I want some benefit from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in Christ.
  13. Cross References
    Philippians 2:29
    So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men.
    1 Thessalonians 5:12
    We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you.
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