Respecting Government

Romans 13:1-7

  1. GOD established 3 institutions for our protection:
    1. Marriage (Genesis 2:18-25)
    2. Government (Genesis 9:1-17)
    3. Church (Acts 2)
  2. For Wrath’s sake (Romans 13:1-4)
  3. For Conscience sake (Romans 13:5-7)
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Frameworks of Faith

Romans 9.30-10.21

  1. Accept the Presupposition of Trust/Empathy (9.30-33)
  2. Stop Justifying Yourself (10.1-4)
  3. Reconcile with the Divine Call (10.5-13)
  4. Accept Responsibility to Hear, Respond, and CHANGE (10.14-18)
  5. Cultivate Child-like (‘Foolish’) Trust (10.19-21)

Salvation and God's Decisions

Romans 9.1-29

  1. Marvel at Redemption History (1-5)
  2. Think through Feelings of Separation (6-13)
  3. Trust God’s Decision Making (14-18)
  4. Absorb the Potter Metaphor (19-21)
  5. Praise God’s Character & Wisdom (22-29)

Overcoming the Curse of Sin

Roman 8.28-39

  1. Believe in God’s Goodness (8.28)
  2. Choose to Be FOR People (8.29-30)
    1. Embrace People w/o Flinching    
    2. Emulate His Commitment        
    3. Take Initiative
    4. Validate the People You Relate to
    5. Prophesy Their Potential
  3. Stop Believing that Life Is Against You (8.31-34)
  4. Reject Impressions of Separation (8.35-39)

Knowing and Knot Knowing

Isaiah 49.7-16

Redemption: Ransomed from the torment of fear, shame, & guilt

  1. Embrace People without Flinching
  2. Emulate God’s Commitment to You
  3. Take Initiative
  4. Validate the People You Relate to
  5. Prophesy Their Potential