Passage: Romans 15:14-33
Memory Verse for the Week: Romans 15:13
"In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God. 18 For I will not
venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience—by word and deed."
Intro: What motivates you? What would people say are your passions?
PASSION & PERSPECTIVE
What explains Paul’s passion and perspective?
VS. BEING BLIND & BLOATED
How do pride & unbelief dull our passion or obscure our perspective?
WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
Why can Paul say what he says?
YOU CAN PRAY WITH US...
1. Worship the LORD, God Almighty, for the goodness of His reign. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit that by His power and kindness He works to not destroy but save sinners like us.
2. How is your lifestyle ingrown and driven by comfort and ease more than it is fueled by love for others? Confess your selfishness to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and enliven you to His Father and to your neighbors.
3. Give thanks to Jesus for how greatly He has moved in order to come to our rescue. Thank Him for the miracle of His passion for us so that we could be redeemed.
4. Who do you know well that does not yet trust in Jesus? Ask the Lord to pour out His Spirit upon them to show them their need for Christ, and to enable them to turn away from being their own god and trust Him.
5. Ask the Holy Spirit to bear the fruit of joy and love in your life. Pray that He would help you to live in light of His Grace as His child so that you can live for Him with passion and perspective.
The Facilitator is a study tool designed to help you engage with the weekly sermon through the five elements we incorporate in our Community Groups; Get Acquainted & Sharing, Sermon Study, Mission, Worship and Prayer. This tool will be made available Monday morning to give us the opportunity to look back at what we heard on Sunday.