Saturday, September 24, 2011

Golden Nuggets from Rome: (10th/Final in a Series)


Romans 12: 11-15
11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

What's your spiritual temperature?

Keep your spiritual fervor (13)
Has there ever been a (spiritual) fire in your life, a desire for the things of God?IF you are a follower, we have to get coached up and studied up, have zeal for the Word and the things of the Father... Prov 19:2 "Desire without knowledge is not good—How much more will hasty feet miss the way!"

Are we cold? Lukewarm? HOW DO WE REMAIN HOT?
1. It's a choice, not a feeling. Feelings come and go.

2. Be active in service for Christ and others (Col 2:6 "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him...")

3. Have joy in the waiting, withstanding circumstance in hope (Rom 8:28)

4. Patience through pain