How are godly people to respond when the culture is quickly going south? Pastor Colin Smith shows us that the answer can be found in the book of Romans, chapter 12. Find out why.
You are surrounded by growing evil. Don’t quit. Don’t run away. Overcome it. Jesus was not overcome by evil. He overcame evil with good. Yes, but how did He do it? The apostle Paul tells us in Romans 12. Find out how God calms the fears, renews the hope, and strengthens the resolve of His people when evil is on the rise.
From this Series
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21) Friends, you don’t need me to tell you that these are difficult days in our country. Fifteen years on from the terrorist attack on the twin towers, the threat of terrorist violence still hangs over us, and over freedom-loving people around the […]
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. (Romans 12:9-10) Last week we launched our series, Overcoming Evil, from Romans 12. We looked at God’s words to his people in the light of what was happening in […]
Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. (Romans 12:11) We don’t use the words ‘slothful’ or ‘zeal’ often, but their meaning is clear. To be “slothful in zeal” is to be lethargic, low energy, jaded, run down, weary, apathetic, dull, sluggish, lacking enthusiasm, half-hearted, lazy. It is to be […]
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. (Romans 12:12) In any walk of life, there will be times of great blessing and times of great difficulty. There will be times when you feel full of joy and there will be times when you may feel quite desperate. We have seen that […]
Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. (Romans 12:13-15) I usually look up the definitions of key words in my trusty old dictionary, but this week I asked Siri […]
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. (Romans 12:16) Live in harmony with one another. There could hardly be a simpler verse of Scripture. Harmony, as all the musicians know, is a pleasing arrangement of different parts. You get harmony […]
If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” (Romans 12:18-19) There are two themes here – one is widely loved; the other is widely loathed. The one […]