Lesson 639: Romans Chapter 12
"Paul's Do's and Don'ts List"
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ROMANS CHAPTER 12
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. 4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 7 or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8 or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. 9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 11 not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13 distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Lesson No. 639 "Paul's Do's and Don'ts List"
Romans Chapter 12 10/09/2022
1) Reasonable service- bodies as living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God.
2) Be transformed not conformed to this world, renew your mind, God's will.
3) Measure of faith is given to all; don't think too highly of yourself.
4) There is one body of Christ; each member has a different service.
5) There is one body of Christ and every member is a member of one another.
6) Those with prophecy, prophesy according to the proportion of faith given.
7) Those with ministry, minister by faith. Those with teaching, teach by faith.
8) Exhort, give simply, rule with diligence, show mercy with cheer.
9) Love without hypocrisy, abhor evil, cling to good cutting ties to evil.
10) Show affectionate kindness to others in brotherly love, put others first.
11) Not slothful in business, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
12) Rejoice in hope, patient in tribulation, pray instantly, pray continually.
13) Be hospitable helping those in need.
14) Bless those persecuting you, don't curse them.
15) Rejoice with those that rejoice; weep with those that weep.
16) Be like-minded, not lofty, disregard position in society, don't be conceited.
17) Don't return evil for evil given, be honest in all things.
18) As is possible and within your control, live peaceably with everyone.
19) Do not avenge wrong doing; God avenges us.
20) Love your enemies, and this will convict them of their sins.
21) Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with God.
1) Why does Paul stop his discussion about salvation to all, both Jew and Gentile, to deliver this list of do's and don'ts? This list is how godly people should live, and if so, can one be rebelling against another if they too become 'Christian' (or at the least live by this)?
2) What advantages are there to living our lives like this in the physical to both non-believers and believers, and in the spirit- again to believers and non-believers?
3) Is it a sin if we don't do these things every day? Is this 'sacrifice', 'service', or 'obedience', or all three?