Your love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to each other with mutual affection. Excel at showing respect for each other. Never be lazy in showing such devotion. Be on fire with the Spirit. Serve the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in trouble, and persistent in prayer. Supply the needs of the saints. Extend hospitality to strangers (vs. 9-13 ISV).
Jody explores what are sometimes called the “ministry gifts” in the church.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect (Verses 1-2).
In chapter 11, Paul talks about the place of his people in the unfolding kingdom in the world. Has God given up on the Jews? Has Israel been left out of God’s redemptive project? Paul explains the place of Israel in the world and its relationship with the church of Jesus Christ.
This podcast includes the last few verses of chapter 9 and all of chapter 10.
This link will take you to the plenary sessions and most of the breakouts from the recent School of Prayer in Tucson. We thank Elements Church for making them available online.
Links from Dan’s breakouts:
Renovating Your Prayer Closet.
- Hearing God – Four Steps by Mark Virkler
- Gratitude – Shawn Achor
- Did you believe I loved you? Quote from Brennan Manning
Following the Arrows in Prayer.
Romans 9 addresses the place of Israel in God’s redemptive purpose. Paul reveals his heart of compassion for his own people.