It’s in our nature to respond to hurt and injustice with anger or vengeance, wishing those who make us suffer or do evil will “get there due”. However, the Gospel should lead us toward transformation that does the opposite and helps us shun our natural impulses and act supernaturally.
Please join us today as Pastor Clint Eberspacher teaches from Romans 12:14-21 “The Lost Art of Christian Meekness”.
The book in Romans is a saturated examination and exposition of the Gospel life. As Paul continues in chapter 12, he comes upon a list of attributes and commands the should be descriptive of our walk with God.
How does the gospel progressively transform our lives through the Holy Spirit renovation of our minds? Romans 12:3-8 Paul begins his answer by telling us that it will change the way we think about ourselves in light of the community of faith – the Body of Christ. Please join Pastor Dustin Rogers as we explore Community in Perspective in Romans 12:3-8.
Whether we are willing to admit it or not, we are all affected by people and the culture around us. What are you molded by? Pastor Dustin uses Romans 12:2 to show us that we can let the Gospel shape us and fight the influences that are opposed to God’s Word.
Paul has spent the first 11 chapters of Romans describing the Gospel, leading to a moment of worship and exclamation when viewing the Palace that God built. It leads him to a moment of awe and joy that overwhelms him and and should take us right along with him.
We’ve spent a great deal of time working verse by verse through the book of Romans and have made it through a lot of heavy doctrine in the process. Though we’ve worshiped our great God throughout and have marveled at His redemptive story each week, we come tomorrow to Paul’s worship-filled conclusion of the first 11 chapters.
Paul is in awe. In awe of God. In awe of His gospel. In awe of its depths. In awe of His mercy and grace to redeem. You see, Gospel doctrine leads to Gospel doxology! I’m amped for this study and want to invite you all to prepare your hearts to worship our amazing God as we contemplate His remarkable, breathtaking, and beautiful truth!
As we’ve wrestled with the questions of whether God has abandoned Israel, we’ve seen that His grace is emphatic that His promises are still intact and certain. In today’s message, we peek ahead to a time when it will no longer be promises but fulfilled.
As we continue our study of Romans 11, the Apostle Paul underscores the faithfulness of God to Israel. He takes the necessary time in verses 17-24 to address the Gentiles and their temptation toward pride in their newfound position. Paul knows that some have become arrogant about it and have even seen cause for gloating against the fallen Jews. So, Paul confronts it head on and commands them – and US – to replace arrogance with honor, fear, and hope.