R12: A Practical Pathway Toward Spiritual Maturity
May 9, 2021 | Pastor Rick Williams
Review: Living a Romans 12 life requires a Romans 12 love!
Big Idea: A Romans 12 love involves ________________________
How Do You Relate to Those Who Hurt You?
- Take the high road by ________________________
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. – Romans 12:14-16 (NIV)
We bless those who persecute us by showing:
- Take the high road by __________________________
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. -Romans 12:17-18 (NIV)
- Take the high road by ___________________________
Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.- Romans 12:19-21 (NIV)
Questions for the Journey:
-How do you typically relate to those who hurt you?
-Who has hurt you?