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Sermon in a Nutshell: Romans 12:9-21 "Real Christianity"

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Romans 12:9-21 gives us a very practical picture of real Christianity.

Romans 12:9: Sincere Love

  • Sincerely love.
  • Intensely hate evil.
  • Tenaciously cling to good.

Romans 12:10-13: Zealous Family Love

4 heart attitudes undergirding obedience to 10 responsibilities:

  • Tenderhearted Care: Brotherly Love & Honor (v. 10)
  • Enthusiastic Service: Zeal, Attitude, & Servanthood (v. 11)
  • Unwavering Hope: Joy, Patience, & Prayer (v. 12)
  • Generous Giving: Contributing & Pursuing Hospitality (v. 13)

 Romans 12:14-16: Courageous Love

4 Courageous Virtues:

  • Mercy (v. 14)
  • Empathy (v. 15)
  • Harmony (v. 16a)
  • Humility (v. 16b)

Romans 12:17-21: Gracious Love

Jesus transforms yielded worshippers into:

  • Thinkers (v. 17)
  • Peacemakers (v. 18)
  • Enemy-Feeders (vv. 19-20)
  • Overcomers (v. 21)
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