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How to Kill a New Christian – Part 2

Christians have always disagreed – a lot! And it’s not a bad thing. But there is always a danger that our own personal preferences will grow so important that we no longer accept our brothers and sisters in the Lord who disagree with us. The great unifying factor for the people of God is the Lord Jesus Christ. He has broken down the wall that separated us from God and from one another. In Him we are joined together in the body of Christ. If we truly believe in Him, we can let Him deal with those who disagree with us. In the meantime, don’t forget to treat those who disagree as brothers and sisters in the Lord.

Text: Romans 14:1-12
Sermon Series: The Transformed Life (Romans 12-16)
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How to Kill a New Christian – Part 1

Part 1. There are many ways to kill the faith of a new Christian, but the easiest way – and the quickest – is through criticism and a lack of acceptance. We all have a tendency to criticize people who don’t do or say things the way we think they ought to be said or done. Terrible things can happen when we are too quick to offer personal judgments on believers who don’t meet our personal standards. How can we overcome the impulse to criticize our brothers and sisters in Christ?

Text: Romans 14:1-12
Sermon Series: The Transformed Life (Romans 12-16)
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Do You Know What Time It Is?

Christians, do you know what time it is? The Apostle Paul tells us it’s time to wake up, put off the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. In light of the return of Christ, and the lateness of the hour, how should we then live?

Text: Romans 13:11-14
Sermon Series: The Transformed Life (Romans 12-16)
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God’s Medicine for a Sick World

Love is the medicine for a sick and fallen world. We need to see love and feel love and experience it in our lives. And we need to know how to pass it along to others. This is the fulfillment of all that God asks of us.

Text: Romans 13:8-10
Sermon Series: The Transformed Life (Romans 12-16)
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How to be a Godly Rebel

Winston Churchill once remarked that “democracy is the worst form of government until you consider the alternatives.” How true. Democracy […]

Text: Romans 13:1-7
Sermon Series: The Transformed Life (Romans 12-16)
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The Agape Factor: 12 Ways to Love

There is an amazing scene at the end of the 1996 movie Marvin’s Room. Bessie, played by Diane Keaton, has […]

Text: Romans 12:9-16
Sermon Series: The Transformed Life (Romans 12-16)
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Blueprint for a Healthy Church

What makes a great church? We hear that expression often–”a great church”–but no one knows exactly what it means. How do you know when a church has truly become “great?” To begin with, humility, participation, cooperation and the exercise of the spiritual gifts are signs of a church that is healthy and on track.

Text: Romans 12:3-8
Sermon Series: The Transformed Life (Romans 12-16)
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Good, Pleasing, Perfect

Moral compromise often begins with a tiny step in the wrong direction. This was the case with Lot, who was unmoved and apathetic to the moral decay around him. It may sound extreme, but the Lord has nothing to say to a compromising believer. You can have Sodom or you can have the Lord, but you can’t have them both. If you live for God, you will demonstrate to yourself and those who know you that that God’s way is always good, pleasing and ultimately perfect.

Text: Romans 12:2
Sermon Series: The Transformed Life (Romans 12-16)
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Changing Your Mind

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you […]

Text: Romans 12:2
Sermon Series: The Transformed Life (Romans 12-16)
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God’s Altar Call

The only reasonable thing to do is to offer your body to God.

Text: Romans 12:1
Sermon Series: The Transformed Life (Romans 12-16)