“Critical Imperatives for the Christ-Follower” (A Study of Romans 12) Part 19

I count 24 injunctions or commands or imperatives for the believer here in Romans 12. I’m aware that the expression “critical imperative” is redundant, but I think it’s useful for what we see here in this great chapter.

We’ve seen that the believer is to offer his body as a living sacrifice, not to conform to the pattern of this world, to be transformed by the renewing of his mind, to think of himself with sober judgment, to use his gifts to build up the body of Christ, to hate as God hates, to be devoted to the body in love, to honor one another beyond yourselves, to keep one’s spiritual fervor, to be joyful in hope, to be patient in affliction, to be faithful in prayer, to share with the Lord’s people who are in need, to practice hospitality, to bless those who persecute them, to use our emotions for the Lord and for each other, to live in harmony with one another, and to reach out to others regardless of their status!

Let’s continue our multipart study by looking at verse 17.

Continue: https://larrydixon.wordpress.com/2021/03/13/ruminating-on-romans-some-thoughts-on-pauls-great-epistle-47-critical-imperatives-for-the-christ-follower-a-study-of-romans-12-part-19/

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