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Series: Romans Loving the Hard to Love 08/27/23

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English - August 29, 2023 16:00 - 43 minutes - 29.7 MB - ★★★★★ - 6 ratings
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Series:  Romans

Loving the Hard to Love

Romans 12:14-23

 

 

Christian love is evidenced most clearly in response to difficult people. 

 

 

Loving the Hard to Love

 

·      Christians must bless people who mistreat them. 

 

 

·      Christians must empathize with those experiencing different circumstances.  

 

 

·      Christians must engage people who appear different.  

 

 

·      ‌‌Christians must associate with people who do not provide personal advantage. 

 

 

·      Christians must trust God, seek peace and forgive even when harmed. 

Practical steps when you are wronged

 

ü Think before you act.

 

ü Remember your witness.

 

ü Attempt to deescalate.

 

ü Trust God’s justice.                        

 

ü Actively show kindness to the offender.

 

Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.

Romans 12:21 

 

 

Today’s Takeaways

 

We will encounter people who are difficult to love.

 

What a person does to us must not dictate our response.

 

We can trust God to bring justice (in His time).

 

We can respond in love, even when offended, if we will focus on Jesus.