Category: Romans

What Love Looks Like – Part 2
February 7th, 2010

Romans 12:9-16 I would imagine some of you have read the book, The Shack, which has been popular the last couple years. The story is about a man who suffers a great loss when his young daughter is abducted and killed. He goes to a shack where he meets the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy […]

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What Love Looks Like – Part 1
January 31st, 2010

Romans 12:9-16 When I read in the New Testament one of the lists of behaviors that are supposed to characterize my life, if I am paying attention, I get overwhelmed. Listen again to this list from today’s text. Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to […]

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Be transformed
January 17th, 2010

Romans 12:2 Margaret Gorman in 1921, at the age of 16, was crowned the winner in the first Miss America beauty contest. In the swimsuit competition, she wore a wool bathing dress with a baggy tunic top over leggings. What made her outfit risqué was that she had her leggings rolled half way down her […]

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Living Sacrifices
January 10th, 2010

Romans 12:1 Our churches today are sterile in comparison to the Temple that Jesus knew. A few years ago I wanted to bring a man riding a donkey into RIC for Palm Sunday but was talked out of it. Someone said the donkey might relieve himself in the church and I said I hoped he […]

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Therefore
January 3rd, 2010

Romans 12:1      Friends, I’d like to recall a story from the book of parables.  You all remember how the Good Samaritan was walking along the country road.  Suddenly he was set upon by Ali Baba and the forty thieves, who grabbed him and stripped him naked.  They took his clothes and threw some by […]

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