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 when to stand in truth and incur a holy division …

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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 who rejoices doesn’t.  Feeling needed affirms my value.  Watching another …

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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 land at my front door.  I’ll wait to be asked. …

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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 is hard enough without putting more demands on me.”              …

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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 must look out for myself because others around me aren’t …

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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 3×5 card before getting out of my car and going out in public.  The world is often a stage and ‘nice’ …

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