The Now & The Not Yet

October 14, 2018 Speaker: Tim Rice Series: Romans: From Faith to Faith

Passage: Romans 13:10-14

Memory Verse for the Week: Romans 13:1-2

"Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment."

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Intro: Have you ever asked, “What time is it and what should I wear?”

Why do we believe in the greatest paradigm shift possible?

How does love follow worth?  And yet fallen in sin, how is our gauge of worth tragically broken?

If movement toward ourselves is our selfish nature, how can we move outward, in love?


1. Worship the LORD for His wise mastery over all of time, that what He has begun He will surely finish. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, that He has cut time in half, dividing darkness from light!

2. How have you lived preoccupied with yourself so that you actually love very little? Confess your lovelessness to Jesus, asking Him to cleanse you and restore His likeness in you.

3. Give thanks to Jesus for putting on our “clothes” (our record) on the Cross so that we could be clothed in His righteousness. Thank Him for His Grace to rescue us and take us where He has already successfully been.

4. Who is the neediest person you know today? Pray for them, asking the Father to help them, as in today’s passage from Romans, to give them His light or armor, to clothe them in Christ.

5. Ask the Spirit to help you to live in light of His Gospel. Pray for wisdom and discernment of how you can better live out His love, power and eternal perspective in the midst of this world’s darkness.

Looking Back

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