READ
Romans 12:9-21

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
    if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

THINK
  • What is the common theme of Paul’s urgings? How so?
  • Does Paul think love is just an emotion?
  • How does he think of love? How do I?
  • How does Paul encourage me to treat my enemies? Do I find this hard to accept or do?
  • How would it look if I lived sincerely by love?
 
PRAY
  • Ask God to help me live by love
  • Pray for Trinity Theological College Students
     
PRACTISE
Today’s article is from local legend Stephen McAlpine: Noah (without the naughty bits). The kids versions of Bible stories often cut out some of the more unpalatable parts of God's word, but what happens when they cut out God's judement? Stephen MacAlpine digs into the consequences that has for children - and for adults - in understanding God's forgiveness.

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LISTEN
Today’s podcast is “How do I Glorify God in My Daily Life?” by Ask Pastor John. John Piper talks about honouring, praising and revering God even in the little things.

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