Blessed: Authentic series

Standard

Romans 1-11: informational, provision, what christ has done
Romans 12-16: motivational, practical/instruction/ application, how do we respond (our mission)

Submit to the governing authorities
Romans 13:1-7

God is sovereign
God is doing more than you know
We should resist the immorality but should respect authority

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Love your neighbor
Romans 13:8-14

Sample: story of the good samaritan
Your neighbor is anyone who is in need
We as Christians owe our neighbors love. God has given us compassion.

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Help the weak in faith
Rom 14:1-6

How are we to live together in spite of our differences?

1. Am I doing this to honor God? (Rom 14:7-9) Question of motivation; for our love to God
2. Will this cause other people to stumble? (Rom 14:13-15) For our love for others
3. Will this build others up? (Rom 15:1-2)

Eph 4:1-3; rom 15:5

Authentic Christianity results to living together in love and unity for God’s glory.

John 6:35

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Responsibility to the lost
Romans 15: 14-21

Preach the gospel
Gospel – important, relevant, good news

Rom 6:23

Information is useless unless we respond in appropriate action.

Preach the gospel to the lost, by word and by deed, by the power of the Spirit of God

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