Notes for November 22

GET OVER IT: Present 

11.22.15

Romans 12:9–18 (NLT)
Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. 11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. 12 Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. 13 When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. 15 Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!
17 Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. 18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.

BIG IDEA: BEING PRESENT DEMONSTRATES LOVE.

Romans 12:9–10 (NLT)
Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.

THOUGHT 01 – HOLD TIGHT

1 Thessalonians 2:8 (NIV84)
8 We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.

Romans 12:11 (NLT)
11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.

THOUGHT 02 – HARD WORK.

 Romans 12:12 (NLT)
12 Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.

THOUGHT 03 – BE PATIENT.

Romans 12:13 (NLT)
13 When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.

THOUGHT 04 – PRACTICE HOSPITALITY.

Matthew 7:12 (MSG)
12 “Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get.

Romans 12:15-16 (NLT)
15 Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all! 

THOUGHT 05 – ENJOY PEOPLE. 

Mark 2:16–17 (NLT)
16 But when the teachers of religious law who were Pharisees saw him eating with tax collectors and other sinners, they asked his disciples, “Why does he eat with such scum?”
17 When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”

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