“Say This, Not That – Resolutions Part 4” Sunday Worship Service (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)

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Title: Say This, Not That

Text: Romans 12:14-21

Theme: Honorably respond to those who wrong us.

  1. What is honorable, ____________ for peace with everyone.
    1. V. 18, Jesus, our Prince of Peace, supremely exemplifies this.
    2. Thus the exception, now the rule: so far as it depends on you…
  2. What is honorable, ____________ to God to avenge us.
    1. Many believers find it one of the hardest tests of our faith.
    2. It may take a wrestling marathon to relinquish our case to God.
  3. What is honorable, ____________ our enemy kindly.
    1. This preaches Christ in a hard-to-ignore practical way, v. 20.
    2. Two powerful examples of what is very much pro-life territory.


Questions for Further Reflection:

  • Are we holding a grudge against anyone?  What do vv. 17-21 say we should and shouldn’t do to that person?  What’s the best way to “destroy” an enemy?
  • To what do we open ourselves if we hold onto anger for wrong done us?  See Ephesians 4:26-27.  What do 4:29-32 call on us to do instead?
  • How do vv. 17-20 illustrate Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s statement, When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die?  What of us has to die if we obey these verses?
  • Why is it a sin & affront to God for believers to revenge themselves on those who wrong them?  V. 19.  Compare with Isaiah 33:22; James 4:12.
  • Can you cite some historic illustrations of v. 20?  Hint:  II Kings 6:22-23; II Chronicles 28:12-15.  Think, Marshall Plan just after WWII.