Romans 12-16 (The Daily Walk Bible).

Jesus died for our sins, so we can now present our bodies as living sacrifices (Romans 12:1-2). That is our reasonable act of worship, or, as the NLT says, “Is this too much to ask?”

We all have a gift or gifts that have been given to us by the Holy Spirit (12:6-8). We need to use them!

Lots of great stuff here. Lots of hard stuff here. “If people persecute you because you are a Christian, don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them” (12:14).

Romans 13 helped to guide First Baptist’s elders during the pandemic. How does it guide you in the way you live?

Romans 14 and 15 remind us that we should treat other believers with grace and mercy, and that we should consider their beliefs on non essential issues when we are with them, rather than flaunting our own. Perhaps this could go hand in hand with Romans 13…

Paul shows us the care that we should have for each other by taking an offering back to the believers in Jerusalem who are having a rough time (15:25-29). This is an embodiment of “Love your neighbor as yourself” (13:9).

What a way to finish a book: “To God, who alone is wise, be glory forever through Jesus Christ. Amen.”

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