Solomon was the most interesting man in the world. The secret of his success is simple ask one question about everything, "What is the wise thing to do?" Apply Godly wisdom to your decisions and actions. Pastor Steve Newman reminds us there is wisdom from above and wisdom from below. What kind of wisdom will you choose?
If you found a genie in a bottle and had 3 wishes what would you wish for? What if it was God offering the wish and you only had one? as we jump into our new series "The man who had it all" we are looking at the life of Solomon. We might not even remember King Solomon if he had not asked God for wisdom. Take a look at biblical wisdom and how it can change your life.
Romans is a real letter written to real people, as we look at all the people impacted by Pauls letter and the people that made the letter possible, we see how we should approach this christian life. Where will you appear on the list when they roll the credits?
What will you be remembered for? What will people say about you when your life is over. The apostle Paul answers that question for himself here in Chapter 15. He was sent to spread the Gospel among the Gentiles, not his own people, but the far from home, heathen, Gentiles. There is a great big world out there and God has called us to GO and MAKE DISCIPLES everywhere event to the ends of the earth. So lets GO.
Meat eater or vegetarian? Which are you and what do you think of the other side? How do we treat people we don't agree with. How do we treat believers we dont agree with. This goes way beyond meat.
How you live your life depends on how much time you think you have left. The Apostle Paul tells us in this weeks passage that the time is short. How would you live the rest of your life if you knew that your time was short? How would you change the way you live this week?
When I say Government what pops into your mind. How do you see your government. How do you see God through the lens of your government. Pastor Augusto reminds us that the United Sates is not the only government. And believers all over the world wrestle with living right under their governments too. What does Romans have to say about the Authorities in your life?
The power of Love makes a young man sing. At least thats what Huey Lewis says. But as we see here in Romans 12, the spiritual Gifts we have been given aren't for us, they are to be used to Love the people around us. Being a Christian means we are supposed to love God first, then our brothers and sisters in Christ, then our neighbors including those we don't know, and even our enemies. Do that and then stand back and watch the power of Love.
Who are you? This weeks community group is all about you. How God has made you. The Gifts the spirit of God deposited in you when you became a believer. Are you ready to embrace those gifts and put them to use for the Kingdom of God? Maybe your group can help you be you. Be sure to download and print out both the sermon notes and the worksheet from Pastor Glen.
The Book of Romans is divided by one little word: THEREFORE. Romans 12 begins the So What of the first 11 chapters. If the Gospel is the power of God and brings salvation to everyone who believes, So What?? What should we do? How should we live a life pleasing to God. How can we live out Gods will for our lives. Jump in and find out together.
Steve Steele, Pastor of Community Life