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May 13, 2018 | Keith Cromie

The best way to live

Romans 11:1-12:1

 

Good building practices are important.

Imagine trying to build a house with shoddy materials and workmanship.  One would have to question either intention or motivation or both.  For sure the end product would be less than satisfying.

 Why should we use good building practices? 

1) The project will pass inspection. 

2) It will be less expensive in the long run

3) The Structure will last a long time…

 When it comes to building our lives as followers of Jesus, we need God’s best building practices.  The same three reasons apply!

 Our studies on Sunday morning have focused on the foundation of Grace and truth that God has provided for us (Romans 8).  Because of the work of Jesus on the cross and with the presence and power of the Holy Spirit working in us, we are free to build our lives in His grace and truth.  We are forgiven and empowered to live a new kind of life.

 Last Sunday, Mike Silva, reminded us of God’s plan to bring people of all nations into His family (Romans 10).  Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.  All this is part of a massive building project in the mind and will of God.

 But how are we to build?  What are the best practices of building our lives in the plans of God?  What are God’s plans for us?

 Romans, chapter 12 provides the answers and it begins with a strong call to sacrifice, to be a living sacrifice to God.  Find out what that means as we study God’s plan for building our lives His way.

 


 

Rom. 11:33   Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

Rom. 11:34            “For who has known the mind of the Lord,

                    or who has been his counselor?”

35      “Or who has given a gift to him

                    that he might be repaid?”

Rom. 11:36   For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Rom. 12:1   I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

 

Series Information

New Series!

Building well is both a joy and a challenge.  Best practices concerning any kind of construction will surely add to the enjoyment of both the process and the product. 
 
Building on our faith in Jesus requires best practices.  Joy comes as we cooperate with God in our pursuit of spiritual growth, and God always builds from the inside out.
 
Build with Freedom is a study of best practices as communicated to us through His Word.  Romans 8 and Romans 12 are the essential manuals for how the Christian life works.  Let’s build in freedom together.