Sorrow Mixed with Hope Over Others' Unbelief
Passage: Romans 9:2-5– 10:1-4, Romans 10:18-21– 11:1-2a, Romans 11:5-6
Memory Verse for the Week: Romans 9:2-3 , 11:5 (ESV)
"that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh. … So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace. "
PAUL'S RESPONSE TO UNBELIEF
OUR RESPONSE TO UNBELIEF
GOD'S RESPONSE TO UNBELIEF
YOU CAN PRAY WITH US…
1. Worship the LORD for His faithfulness, goodness and power! Praise Him Father, Son and Holy Spirit for His mercy and grace shown to people like you and me!
2. Confess to Jesus the ways in which you have not allowed yourself to be moved by or to experience sorrow over the “lostness” of your neighbors. Confess ways in which you have not believed that hope or salvation were even possible for certain people in your life.
3. Give thanks to God for Him rescuing us from the bondage of sin and death through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Thank Him that He is a God who pursues us and that He has been found by those who didn’t seek him.
4. Who in your life thinks that they know Jesus but their life does not bear any fruit or resemble how a Christian should act in any way? Pray that the Lord would grab hold of their hearts and regenerate them. Pray for God-ordained conversations to take place between the two of you.
5. Pray that the Holy Spirit would continue to give you eyes to see the “lostness” of those around you. And pray that you would be moved to sorrow mixed with hope and that you would have a willingness to enter into their story. Also, pray that the Holy Spirit would embolden you to push past fear and have gospel-centered conversations with your neighbors.
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