April 29, 2018 AM
Dr. Michael Catt - 1838
#4 in series
The Need for Perseverance and Encouragement
If we are going to be living witnesses, some things need to be evident:
1) Admit our __
2) Work at __
I. THE MARKS OF THE GODLY (vv. 1-6)
Paul began section on making our bodies a living sacrifice. He builds on this, reminding us that character can’t be transformed without a renewed mind, saturated with Scripture.
What is Paul praying for?
II. THE MARKS OF MUTUAL ACCEPTANCE (vv. 7-13)
A beautiful progression in the promises Paul quotes in verses 9-12:
• The Jews glorify God among the Gentiles (v. 9; Psalm 18:49)
• The Gentiles rejoice with the Jews (v. 10; Deuteronomy 32:43)
• All the Jews and Gentiles together praise God (v. 11; Psalm 117:1)
• Christ shall reign over the Jews and Gentiles (v. 12; Isaiah 11:10)