Preaching through a book of the Bible can be difficult because there
were no chapters and verses when it was written. As we continue to work
through the 12th chapter of Romans, Paul changes his style of writing
and begins with what is today called “one-liners.” In this message we
are going to examine four of these one-liners.
human beings we normally spend about 8 hours working, 8 hours
sleeping and 8 hours doing something with our free time. That means
that one third of our life is spent in some type of business or work
capacity. Paul wanted the Romans to know that work was to be done in
such a way that it would bring glory to God.
parent ever has to teach their children how to worry and be anxious.
This portion of our sin nature is rooted in lack of faith in God.
Paul exhorted the Christians in Rome to be overcomers, and not to
live in fear and anxiety. Jesus said that we were to seek the
kingdom of God first, and that all subsequent things needed would be
provided. Stress will damage the body and many people are sick
because they cannot trust that God will be with them in all
wanted the church in Rome to be giving take care of the people in
their fellowship and also minister to people outside the church.
Jesus expects us to be caring and loving to those around us.
Kindness is not inherently part of the sinful nature of man. Revenge
and retribution begin manifesting early in life and Jesus does not
want His followers to be like this. A Christian should never curse
another human being; instead, we are to bless the people hurting us
and do good unto them. Paul told the church in Rome that he expected
them to be Christ like in their daily lives, not sounding and living
like the Devil.
I am looking forward to having you and spend Sunday morning with me.
I promise this message is just as fresh as when it was written 1,900
Print out the sermon outline and let's examine the
Scriptures together Sunday morning at 9:00 AM PST.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor John S. Torell