“Not Overcome, But Overcoming” Sunday Worship Service (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)

You are invited to experience, view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 5 ways.
1) Participate in our onsite worship service in the GYM which begins at 9:30 AM, SUNDAY at 3757 Mill Street.
2) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:45 AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  There are announcement slides and music at the start of the stream while we wait for the right time to join the service in progress.  Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications.
3) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion
4) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to youtube.com  Or you can click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3ZNP8OgRarSQXfqzGcn-Q
5) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

Title: Not Overcome, but Overcoming

Text: Romans 12:21

Theme: In Christ you can overcome Evil with Good.

  1. Preface or  ____________ .
    1. V. 21 implies God will give us power to overcome evil with good.
    2. If this wasn’t true, why would our Savior command His people to obey Him when He knew we couldn’t do so, and end up defeated, frustrated?
  2. Precept or ____________ .
    1. There’s no unoccupied ground in the battle against sin.
    2. The good must address the underlying need/legitimate craving which the sin habit used ungodly ways to meet.
  3. Note a few ____________ .
    1. God often tells in the same context what the good is that overcomes evil.
    2. One thing baptism does, is remind us we don’t fight evil with good, alone.


Questions for Further Reflection:

  • Why do Christians so often underestimate the power of sin & evil?  What are some ways God teaches us our spiritual weakness & the enemy’s strength?
  • Why is a stalemate or truce with sin & evil unacceptable to God?  Given the nature of evil and of our old nature, why can’t it remain a truce for long?
  • What does the Bible mean when it says in I John 5:4-5, that our faith is the victory that overcomes the world?  What weapons has God given faith to overcome evil with good?
  • God has an armory of powerful weapons to help His children overcome evil with good.  He lists several of them in Ephesians 6:10-20, with His promise that those who employ them will succeed in holding their ground against sin and the Evil One.  What does Paul say regarding their power?  (II Corinthians 10:4).