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A sermon on Romans 12:9-21, focusing on "Relating to Others," preached by Stephen McAlpin on 4/14/2013 at the Chinese Baptist Church of Greater Boston, in the English service for youth.
How did the reality of the Resurrection impact you this past week? If you do not have an answer, then apparently... Well, how about this. Have you responded to God's invitation to live?
Word of Grace Part 22 - Gods Mercy
There are a lot of similarities between a Veteran and a Christian. A Veteran is willing to sacrifice. A Veteran is willing to serve. A Veteran is willing to lay down his life. Isn't this a picture of Christianity? Are we willing to sacrifice for Christ? Are we willing to lay everything else down for him? Are we willing to lay our lives down as a living sacrifice to him?
Paul writes on ways for us to live as a living sacrifice through our rectitude, energy, love, and endurance. And though it seems to be a list of commands, we are reminded that these things follow the grace we have received in Christ.
In these two verses, Paul shifts from his courtroom defense of doctrine to an exhortation of living a life of worship. The call to be a living sacrifice is a total one, demanding our whole lives and all that we are. However, it is through the Word of God and through the Spirit that we are able live the life of a living sacrifice.
What is Biblical Community? What is the Theological and Sociological evidence for our need for community? How CAN we engage in doing life together when our lives are so busy? What's the goal of having small groups or hospitality in each others' homes? Find out in this week's message, where church is to be a place where "We Do Life Together and Where No One Stands Alone."
With this sermon we draw to a close our r12 series, during which we have explored foundational truths found in Romans12 by seeing how these were portrayed in the Old Testament through people like Abraham, Daniel and David. Today we will be taking a look at the story of Joseph. We won’t have time for the whole story and it is a good one. I would encourage you to plan to take some time later this week to read the whole story. It is found in Genesis 37-50. Even in this great international city, we live with much wrongdoing and hurt all around us. My hope is that as we worship together and explore the life of Joseph and the truths of Romans, we will each be equipped to respond in better ways to those who hurt and harm us personally.
In this sermon we will study the story of David and Jonathan to see how they developed such a deep friendship – how they developed an authentic community. Some people have a misunderstanding that being a Christian is a private matter. “It is only between me and God,” they say. Nothing is farther from the truth than this. Jesus said that we demonstrate to the world that we are His followers by loving one another (John 13:35).
This message is close to my heart. We’ll look at the concept of self-image, and how our faith should radically affect the way we see ourselves. My personal conviction is that a biblical view of self is one of the greatest needs of all of us. Too often, we exert mammoth amounts of energy to present a false persona, all the while struggling with deep insecurities. Some try to offset insecurity by over-achieving, perfectionism. Some hide away in self-condemning shame. But Christ has freed us from both of these extremes, and offers something so much more. I pray we will all grow in this area through the Word we hear today.