Final Instructions

1 Corinthians 16

12 Now concerning our brother o Apollos, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brethren, but he was quite unwilling to come at this time; however, he will come when he has a convenient time.

13 p Watch, q stand fast in the faith, be brave, r be strong. 14 s Let all that you do be done with love.

15 I urge you, brethren - you know t the household of Stephanas, that it is u the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to v the ministry of the saints - 16 w that you also submit to such, and to everyone who works and x labors with us. 17 I am glad about the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, y for what was lacking on your part they supplied. 18 z For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore a acknowledge such men.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 18:24
    Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus.
    1 Corinthians 1:12
    Now I say this, that each of you says, "I am of Paul," or "I am of Apollos," or "I am of Cephas," or "I am of Christ.
    1 Corinthians 3:5
    Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one?
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 24:42
    Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.
  3. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 15:1
    Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel...
    Galatians 5:1
    Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Ch...
    Philippians 1:27
    Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel o...
    Philippians 4:1
    Therefore, my beloved and longed-for brethren, ...
    1 Thessalonians 3:8
    For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.
    2 Thessalonians 2:15
    Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the tr...
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 31:24
    Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the LORD.
    Ephesians 3:16
    That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man.
    Ephesians 6:10
    Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
    Colossians 1:11
    Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy.
  5. Cross References
    1 Peter 4:8
    And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins.
  6. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:16
    Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas. Besides, I do not know whether I baptized any other.
  7. Cross References
    Romans 16:5
    Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia to Christ.
  8. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 8:4
    Imploring us with much urgency that we would receive the gift and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
  9. Cross References
    Ephesians 5:21
    Submitting to one another in the fear of God.
    1 Thessalonians 5:12
    And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you.
    Hebrews 13:17
    Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.
  10. Cross References
    Hebrews 6:10
    For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
  11. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 11:9
    And when I was present with you, and in need, I was a burden to no one, for what I lacked the brethren who came from Macedonia supplied. And in everything I kept myself from being burdensome to you, and so I will keep myself.
    Philippians 2:30
    Because for the work of Christ he came close to death, not regarding his life, to supply what was lacking in your service toward me.
  12. Cross References
    Colossians 4:8
    I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that he may know your circumstances and comfort your hearts.
  13. Cross References
    Philippians 2:29
    Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness, and hold such men in esteem.
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