This week, we covered Jack’s study on Romans with Part 11 & 12.
An excerpt from part 11:
Love, for the day is near…
According to Matt. 5&6 these commandments are either obeyed out of the motivations of our hearts or they are not obeyed at all. They weren’t meant to train us to perform acts of outward obedience, like a dog or a seal, but to develop hearts full of love and respect for others, just as the Lord’s heart is full of love and respect for us. Love your neighbor as yourself. When the lawyer asked Him, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied with the parable of the Good Samaritan, instructing us to go and do likewise. (Luke 10:29-37)
Your life is changing dramatically. All the rules are different and many seem counter-intuitive:
Give with no thought of receiving and you’ll receive more than you give. (Luke 6:38)
Put yourself last and you’ll become first. (Matt. 20:16)
Sacrifice your life in order to keep it. (Luke 17:33)
Don’t focus on what you can see, but on what you can’t. (2 Cor. 4:18) And on it goes.
In chapters 12-15 Paul has provided the guide to playing by these new rules. Master them and begin playing to win while there’s time. Let’s read on.
Here’s a recap of this week’s featured posts, in case you missed any:
On the blog
- Prayer request: baby born premature
- This week on the website
- This week in India
- This week in South Africa
Our week in review posts were getting incredibly long, so I’m breaking them up now. I’ll link to each part so it’s still easy to follow along. See the two outreach links above for pictures from our week.
- Romans: The Gospel According To Paul … Part 11
- Romans: The Gospel According To Paul … Part 12, Conclusion
Commentary on the Psalms
- The 10 Virgins Revisited
- Submission To Church Authority
- Interpreting Romans 8:28
- New Testament Restoration
- Tithing Follow Up
- OSAS And Romans 8:38-39
- Sons Of Thunder
- The Rapture in Romans 11:25
- At What Point Am I Sinning?
- OSAS And Romans 11:22
- A Divorce Question
- Who Was Bar Abbas?
- OSAS And Romans 8:6,13
- OSAS And 2 Peter 3:17
- Where’s The Repentance?
Thank you for your love, your prayers for those we serve around the world! It’s absolutely amazing what happens when we come together and follow the Lord’s leading. I’m beyond grateful for you all!
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