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May 31, 2020

Originally Presented: August 17th, 2008

Scripture Reading: Romans 12:14-21

This passage in Romans goes against our natural (and sinful) response to people who wrong us.  Our knee-jerk reaction to people who slander us or harm us in some way is to retaliate.  Children retaliate by hitting the offender.  In most...


May 24, 2020

Originally Presented: August 10th, 2008

Scripture Reading: Romans 12:9-15

The subject of Romans 12:13 is money, or more specifically, a sharing of what we have with other Christians who have material needs.  This verse is not talking about visiting someone in the hospital to soothe an emotional need, nor is this talking...


May 17, 2020

Originally Presented: July 27th, 2008

Scripture Reading: Romans 12:12

There are several references in the gospels to the fact that Jesus spent time in prayer.  Luke 5:16 indicates that as a regular course of action Jesus slipped away from the crowds, which always seemed to be around, to pray.

The account of the feeding...


May 10, 2020

Originally Presented: July 20th, 2008

Scripture Reading: Romans 12:11-12

Continuing his series of practical exhortations concerning the way a Christian should live his life, Paul mentions zeal … "not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit" (Rom 12:11).  The life of a Christian is not a life of ease and...


May 3, 2020

Originally Presented: July 13th, 2008

Scripture Reading: Romans 12:9-10

It is accurate to say, "Christianity is something we are."  To be a Christian is to possess the objective standing of being righteous before God by virtue of our being in Christ by faith.  So it is true that Christianity is something we are, but it...