Category Archives: Romans

People Worth Mentioning (Romans 16:1-16, 21-23)

Romans 16:1-2

What is clear from all of this is that Phoebe was a wealthy woman who used her wealth, her mobility and her personal resources to care for the saints and to assist in the spread of the Gospel.

Her example should inspire all of us to consider how we can leverage our advantages and opportunities to do the same. ~ The Gospel Coalition

Romans 16:3-4
Romans 16:5b
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Romans 16:7
Romans 16:10a
Romans 16:16
Romans 16:22

“the sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially when the exchange is on a mental or spiritual level.” ~ Oxford Dictionary

Am I a person worth mentioning?

For the Sake of Others (Romans 14:1-15:3)

Key Idea: We do all this for the sake of others, because that’s what love does.
Romans 14:1-23
Romans 14:23 NLT
Romans 14:14
If you are convinced something is sinful, don’t do it.

Romans 14:22

“Do not obtrude your faith or opinion on others. Be satisfied with cherishing the opinion, and acting on it in private, without bringing it forward to produce disturbance in the church.”

Romans 14:23
Romans 14:13
Romans 14:21
1 Corinthians 8:29
1 Corinthians 8:12


Roman 15:1-3

Key Idea: We do all this For the Sake of Others, because that’s what love does.

Spiritual Gifts (Romans 12:3-8)

Romans 12:3-8

A spiritual gift is an expression of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer which empowers them to serve the body of Christ, the church.

Romans 12:3
Romans 12:4-5
1 Corinthians 12:12-27

We cannot survive or succeed without one another.

6Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them

We are not measured by the gifts we have; we’re measured by how we use them.
Matthew 25:14-30
Romans 12:6-8

Are you serving in the body of Christ?
Are you using your unique gifts to serve?
Are you developing your spiritual gifts?

We are not measured by the gifts we have; we’re measured by how we use them.

Resist the World. Renew Your Mind. (Romans 12:1-2)

A sacrifice is an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as worthy or more important.

Romans 12:1-2
Present your BODY as a sacrifice.

Present your body as a LIVING sacrifice: alive and available to God.

The focus isn’t on GIVING our lives in sacrifice; it’s on LIVING our lives in sacrifice.

Present your body as a HOLY sacrifice: one that is useful and dedicated to the Lord.
Romans 6:6, 11

Present your body as a PLEASING sacrifice; one that is acceptable and approved by Him.
Romans 12:1
Romans 12:2
Resist the World.
Romans 12:2
Renew your Mind.

God isn’t asking us to GIVE our lives in sacrifice, but to LIVE our lives in sacrifice.