The desire for revenge is natural. But those who are in Christ are called to think differently. Join us in learning from this study in Romans 12:17-18 that responding to those who injure and oppose us is an opportunity to live out our faith in a way that is practical, principled, and public.
17Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
The transforming work of the Gospel shapes our hearts and minds. When applied to both the mundane and profound details of our lives, it should cause us to be different from unbelievers around us. But what does this look like practically? How do these distinctions show themselves each day in our families, work, and local churches?
Alistair Begg paints the picture of a grace-shaped life in his study from Romans 12. Through Paul’s letter to the first-century church, we see practical actions and attributes that should mark the life of every Christian, no matter the circumstance.
|A Call to Commitment||Romans 12:1-2|
|Transformed Mind||Romans 12:1-2|
|We Belong Together, Part One||Romans 12:3-8|
|We Belong Together, Part Two||Romans 12:3-8|
|Genuine Christian Love, Part One||Romans 12:9-10|
|Genuine Christian Love, Part Two||Romans 12:9-10|
|Divine Righteousness Applied||Romans 12:11|
|Love in Action||Romans 12:11-13|
|Responding to Persecution, Part 1||Romans 12:14|
|Responding to Persecution, Part Two||Romans 12:14|
|Truth For Life||Romans 12:15-16|
|No Retaliation!||Romans 12:17-18|
|Essential Christianity, Part One||Romans 12:19-21|
|Essential Christianity, Part Two||Romans 12:19|