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Prepare for Worship: Notes for services on September 21, 2014

Transformed Relationships in the Family of God

Steve Hartman on Romans 12:9-16, ESV

Third Sermon in the Series Transformed Relationships


This week we continue to look at God’s transforming work in us by considering how He transforms our relationships with one another in the family of God.  Of course, we would expect that transformation to mean growing love for one another, but what does that "growing love" look like?  I believe we will find some unexpected answers to that question!

Romans 12:9-16, ESV

9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal,be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.