UNIFORM THINKING Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own eyes. Romans 12:16 Harmony doesn’t mean keeping the peace and making compromises Jesus wouldn’t make. He was Wisdom so He knew … Continue reading Uniform Thinking
CAN I REJOICE ALONE? Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Romans 12:15 To weep with someone who weeps is far easier than to celebrate with someone who rejoices. I believe that the one who weeps needs me and the one … Continue reading Can I Rejoice Alone?
ARE THEY GETTING AWAY WITH IT? Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Romans 12:14 The only way I can bless those who persecute me is to have faith in the justice of God. I have to trust that my … Continue reading Are They Getting Away With It?
PURSUE IT? SERIOUSLY? Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. Romans 12:13 Get ready. The picture here is one who pursues the opportunity to show hospitality. I can too easily be passive, waiting for the need to arise and … Continue reading Pursue It? Seriously?
NOT THREE THINGS – BUT ONE Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12 “Just what I need,” you might say. “Three more things to do when I’m hurting. I must rejoice, be patient, and remember to pray. Life … Continue reading Not Three Things, But One
HONORING WHO DISHONORS ME Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Romans 12:10 The ‘one another’ is another member of God’s family. But let’s face it, God’s family doesn’t always act like family. There are times I believe I … Continue reading Honoring Who Dishonors Me
DISPENSING WITH THE CHURCH FACE Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Romans 12:9 Genuine. Sincere. These should be the last words I see on a 3x5 card before getting out of my car and going out … Continue reading My Church Face
WHAT DID I SIGN UP FOR? Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: the one who leads, with zeal. Romans 12:6,8 If I am given something to manage and I’ve accepted the responsibility, I should do … Continue reading What Did I Sign Up For?
LEADING THROUGH SERVING Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if service, in our serving. Romans 12:6-7 I knew a period of time, four months in all, where Jesus washed my feet when I closed my … Continue reading Leading Through Serving
I SPEAK FOR WHOM? Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith. Romans 12:6 I can’t believe it. The implications of being a prophet have washed over me this morning. … Continue reading I Speak For Whom?