Romans 1:16-17- two of the most powerful verses in the Bible. Paul continues his introduction to the letter to the Roman church by showing his heart for the believers there and his purpose in coming to see them- to strengthen them by sharing the gospel more fully with them.
Paul begins the introduction to this powerful letter by giving his credentials to a church he has not visited. He is a “slave to Christ” meaning that he is not his own. That is how we need to see ourselves if we are Christians- bought with a price. And that attitude flows through the entire letter. We look at Romans 1:1-7 and the first half of Paul’s introduction
Ministering in Love Together Colossians 3:1-14 _____________ Counts – “_____________ Up” to Christ :1-4 Put away ____ – “____________Up” :5-11 Put on ______ – “___________ Up” :12-14
Sermon Notes Servanthood for the Vision Matthew 20:20-28 To be Servants – We start with ___________________ to Christ as _________ :20-21 To be Servants – We ask for the Lord’s Direction ____________________:22-23 To be Servants – We say _____ to Serving as He _______________ :24-28
Mark contrasts the Solid Rock, Jesus, with the crumbling rock, Peter, through Jesus’ “trial” and Peter’s denials. The truth is that if we aren’t solid in our faith through prayer, Bible study and worship, we stand the very real chance of being like Peter in our everyday lives. We betray him daily when we don’t stand for the truth, when we don’t defend Jesus or when we don’t share the gospel.
Unity That Brings Glory to God Romans 15:5-6 v Unity in ____________________ :5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, v Unity in ____________ :6 …so that with one mind (one accord) and one voice (mouth)… v Unity in _____________ :6 …you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
FOCUS :1-4 We ____________… :5 We have a ________ & __________ future :6, 8 We are always ________________ :7 We live by faith, not ______________! :9 We live to ______________ the Lord :10 We live ________________ in Christ
We look at two people, both close to Jesus, with two different understandings about who he was/is and how to live in light of that- Mary and Judas. We need to be like Mary- all-in no matter the cost to us in time, money, reputation, whatever.
Whose will am I ________________? __________________ for God’s Leading _________________ for God’s Specific Direction _________________ to Life in Christ – Gumby W____________ :12, 22 W____________ :13 W____________ :23
What everyone is _______________________! In ________ Days In ________ Days It was _______ for the Savior’s birth It is time for _______ What everyone can receive as a ________ by faith!
Part 2 of the Olivet Discourse- Jesus continues urging his followers to “stay awake” for his return but don’t focus on the timetable. The job of his followers is to love God with all we have and love others, not figuring out the signs of his return. Stay awake.