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How to Act Like a True Christian – Digging Deep Into Romans 12:9-21

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“…but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.” 
Romans 12:17b ESV

“Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.”
Romans 12:17b NLT

Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.

 ” Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.
1 Peter 2:11-12 NLT

  • How does Peter describe our position in this world?
  • As Christians we are foreigners in this world because our citizenship is in heaven (Philippians 3:20), for this reason we are called to act in what way?
  • Write down  some synonyms of the word honorable.
  • According to 1 Peter what results from our honorable behavior?
  • Ask the Lord to help you act in a way that brings Him honor in all things.

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Bring God honor by acting honorably! Praying for you!

Pay-Up

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How to Act Like a True Christian – Digging Deep Into Romans 12:9-21

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“Repay no one evil for evil.” 
Romans 12:17a

Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.

 ” For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.”
1 Peter 3:17

  • As humans our immediate reaction is to lash out… or react to whomever is doing us harm. But, what does Romans 12:17a about how we are called to react?
  • How does 1 Peter 3:17 bring clarity to the Romans passage?
  • We are not facing this alone… what does 2 Timothy 1:7 tell us about the Spirit in us?
  • God has given us a Spirit of power and self control. He is our strength. Claim Psalm 119:14-15 now & use it whenever you feel attacked.

“You are my hiding place and my shield;
    I hope in your word.
Depart from me, you evildoers,
    that I may keep the commandments of my God.”
Psalm 119:14-15

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Do good… and remember – Jesus has overcome the evil of this world! Praying for you!

Who’s Will?

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage

James 4:13-15

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  Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—  yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.  Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.
James 4:13-15

  • Are you a planner? Are sudden changes hard for you? Do you have your next mon/year/ten years planned out?
  • James points out the often short sightedness in our planning in verse 14a…write it down.
  • Instead, what does he instruct us to “say”?
  • So, basically you have a choice…Trust God who knows all eternity to arrange the days of our life, or trust ourselves who know nothing. What do you choose?

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Choose wisely!  I will be praying for you!