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Prophecy and Serving

Prophecy and Serving

The next couple of days we will look at the spiritual gifts mentioned in Romans chapter twelve. This is not the complete list. You can examine…

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Finding Your Gifting

Finding Your Gifting

Last week we saw how we were not to compare ourselves to others. This week we look at some of the different ministry gifts that are represented…

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Discerning Good and Evil

Discerning Good and Evil

As Paul closes out his letter to the church at Rome, he commends the believers in Rome for their reputation of being obedient. Paul rejoices…

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Watch Out for False Teachers

Watch Out for False Teachers

As Paul closes out his letter to the church at Rome, he injects a stern warning in the middle of his greetings to numerous saints. He warned the…

Practice Humility

Practice Humility

At this point Paul resumes his personal testimony as an apostle to the Gentiles. He began this letter in a very personal manner. Now he leaves…

How to Love Others

How to Love Others

Once again, Paul focuses in on the importance of love in living out the Christian life. In the above text, Paul is saying that as believers, we…

Relationships Are Hard

Relationships Are Hard

Paul continues to instruct believers on how they are to relate to one another. He begins by writing, “Let love be without hypocrisy.” Why would…

Living in Unity

Living in Unity

Societies and their systems tend to encourage people to divide along racial, ethnic, and cultural lines, or else to abandon their distinctives…

The Tension of Gray Areas

The Tension of Gray Areas

One noticeable difference between Christianity and most other religions is that Christians are not bound by ritualistic rules. Paul discusses…

Submitting to Government Authority

Submitting to Government Authority

When Paul wrote to the believers in Rome about governing authorities, there was no question as to what authorities he had in mind—the government…

Unity Amidst Diversity

Unity Amidst Diversity

One of the most dangerous practices in our culture today is the tendency to measure one’s worth by comparing oneself to other people. This is…

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