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.
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.
A church body will find itself in seasons of grief from time to time. Pastor Dustin takes a look at Psalm 77 in bringing understanding that we should feel sadness and be free to express it, share it and ultimately instruct it.
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.
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.
In chapters 9-11 of Romans we’ve found our Heavenly Father to be proven again as trustworthy and faithful. But, far more than a scholastic excursion, this reality of God’s faithfulness that Paul underpins in Romans is a truth that we each desperately need.
For life is hard…it’s complicated and complex. We need to know that God is actually there…that He actually cares and can provide the support, comfort, peace, security, and deliverance that we need.