Verses one and two are what Mike has been talking about for the last few weeks. When we come to Christ we want to be renewed our only influence is from God! Do not think so highly of yourself be humble if someone says something wrong don't mock them rather be joyful that they are learning and growing in their understanding. We are part of the tree of life Jesus is the tree and we are the branches if we are on the tree we will bear fruit but first we need the tree(Jesus) to bear fruit in the first place. verse 5 reminds me of what Mike talked about today first there is Jesus then there is good deeds not the other way around!!! Use your gifts for things worthwhile love God with all our heart be happy to praise him. Be REAL love everyone with all your heart even if there seems to be not much to love. Verse 16 is the BEST DON'T THINK YOU KNOW IT ALL! Our Lord avenges for us it is not our job. You cannot stop evil by adding more evil. Pay back evil with good. As verse 20 reminds us if you show love to people who hate you they will wonder how do they do that you can tell them it's Jesus.
Yes theses first couloir verse are our theme verses for the year of renew and been amazing to go through that as a church. But so important to no conform to the world and doing what the world is doing hay but standing firm for what we believe in and with God. He will his perfect and pleasing as long as we searching for him. Love verse 4 and what it says and that we shouldn't think more highly of yourselves but measure by faith in God.we all have gifts and we need to use them to please God. Don't just fake it... We don't fake it until we make it it must be true love. Don't be lazy or content but always be seeking God and growing! Be patient in suffering and keep praying !!! That never fails Pray for those who may hate you and say bad things about you. Never pay back evil for evil- And a great ending in verse 21 just love it
Post by Pastor Dustin on Jun 13, 2016 12:53:47 GMT
Great chapter in Romans. As you should know by now verses 1 and 2 are the churches theme verses for the year. I really like the "renew" theme in those verses. I want to be renewed by God daily and I pray that our church is renewed daily. As a pastor Romans 12 could be preached on for about a year. About every verse could be a sermon. It is just full of great stuff.
Verses 1 and 2 like everyone said is what Mike has been talking about the last few weeks. Overcome all evil with good doings. We renew our minds with the truth of Gods word. This whole chapter is about faithfully serving the Lord through all things. Love what Tanner said don't be a know it all. Evil gets the best of us. Verse 20 is my favorite. Love all who hate you. The people that are like that are jealous of you and your life. The answer is always Jesus!