Romans 12-16
April 16, 2008, 8:00 am
Filed under: Ministry, Perspective, The Word

Here’s a download of what I’ve been reading in the Message lately – specifically, Romans 12-16:

  • “The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.”
  • “Love from the center of who you are. Don’t fake it.”
  • “Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder.”
  • “Discover beauty in everyone.”
  • “Don’t run up debts, except for the huge debt of love you owe each other.”
  • “The night is about over, dawn is about to break. Be up and awake to what God is doing.” (not easy for us night people!)
  • “Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do.”
  • “You’re fortunate if your behavior and your belief are coherent. But if you’re not sure, if you notice that you are acting in ways inconsistent with what you believe – some days trying to impose your opinions on others, other days just trying to please them – then you know that you’re out of line. If the way you live isn’t consistent with what you believe, then it’s wrong.”
  • “Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, ‘How can I help?’ That’s exactly what Jesus did.”
  • “All the nations of the world can now know the truth and be brought into obedient belief.”

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