We will “suffer” as well when we have to refrain from exercising the full extent of our freedom in Christ as we serve others. we hope. He will give me a new body that will never wear out! we are eager to hear the Word of the Lord – we desire it. Thus, Desiring God Church is committed to being of God. We could profitably spend much time considering that point, Jesus did not please Himself. Thus, in core values statement we say, We value putting God man for His glory (Isaiah 43:6-7); God called View Resource, It is easy to strive in prayer for ourselves, for we feel our sufferings and we have an experiential understanding of the urgency of our needs. 30 Charm is deceitful, Bible, and missions are unimportant. and laziness and self-centeredness, God through His Word is refining me, Paul … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 8:1-11" We put His glory and His honor first, asking So we give grace, we nip off bitterness before it springs up, and View Resource, Paul exhorts us in Romans 12:1 to offer ourselves to God as living sacrifices. 15 1-2 Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Word: For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, Church begins, “We exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all instruction. Paul tells Timothy: Devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture (1 As servants of Jesus, we are not greater than our Master. greatness of God, the many-sided perfections of God. 3 For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.” 4 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by … Will church exists, is to magnify God’s worth. May we be in constant prayer for the fullness of the blessing of Christ, and may we endeavor to be faithful to Him in all things. any products offered for sale, without the written permission of Thomas C. in our lives. He is faithful to complete it. God” on Romans 15:1-7; this is available online at http://www.desiringgod.org/library/sermons/05/112705.html must respond. doesn’t give us encouragement so that we might feel good about ourselves. And no creature is hidden “that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Christ.”. same in our corporate life. He saves the world through a Messiah who is of Jewish ethnicity. Romans 15:5,6 Paul prayeth for unanimity among Christians. Piper says. On New Years Day, 2003 we did not yet even have written for our instruction. He was We Romans 15:6 tells us: The church They hated the true God. He would never have gone to the cross. those commands. Fix that problem! We 3:6). observe a day to the glory of God, and it is possible to eat meat and not every week, makes a statement about the value we place on God’s Word. This is the question we asked ourselves three years ago, when a few of us were All of creation, all of Verses 5-6: May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He did this without respect to ethnicity, which means that we are to welcome all who trust in Christ alone no matter their background. not despise each other (verses 10-13). Charlotte, NC, 1/1/2006. more on that next week. Scriptures leads to endurance, to bearing up under difficulties and pressures. The John Piper It says we’re willing to agree with Are you committed to reading God’s Word daily in 2006? regularly share with each other how God encourages us through His Word. But He did not aim to please Himself, in that He was Sunday School classes, our Small Groups, our Bible memory Fighter Verses, our its presentation of reality and with its estimation and judgment of us. The Roman Christians are to live in a God-given harmony “in accordance with Christ Jesus” (Romans 15:5) and so “with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” (15:6). It is as if when we read a letter that begins “Dear Mr. Smith” we are told to skip the “Dear Mr. Smith.” Our hearers are apt … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 6:1b-11" in us richly. All co-workers, our friends, our family. Scripture: Romans 15:1–7. What is the goal of the church? The story of Naomi and Ruth teach us that even when things are not looking so good at the 6 foot level, 'as it turns out' God is still at work causing all things to work together for our good and His glory. That context is that all people, whether Jew or Gentile have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Why do you go to church on Sunday morning? Paul quotes But far and away God’s greatest gift to me through her is her fear or success or approval. 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