"Who are my enemies, and how does God want me to respond to them?" These are the questions we'll explore as we look at how Paul ends his section on the power of the gospel to transform our relationships and challenges us to follow the counter-cultural way of Jesus: overcoming evil with good.
Our scripture gives a recipe for the distinctive love that God enables within the family of God, in which no ingredient can be left out.
What does transformation look like within the Family of God? We can easily miss the importance of the "obvious" answer: growing in love for one another.
The contemporary Christian church has rightly put much emphasis on the importance of knowing God, but this has often been at the expense of knowing oneself. This week we'll explore what Paul means when he exhorts us to "think of yourself with sober judgment, according to the measure of faith God has given you" (Rom 12:3).
The scriptures clearly speak about the Christian life as a changed life—of Christians as people who are in a process of transformation. Yet many of us look within and ask, “Can I really change?" Steve Hartman asks us to think about the people we are becoming and how to know the transformation God intends to bring in each of us.