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Church Construction, Part 3

Romans 12:13 Michael Rosario

What are the relational spheres that our Lord builds His church in? 1st-Built in a PERSONAL arena, v. 9 2nd-Raised up in a FAMILY atmosphere, v. 10-13

What are the marks of this family atmosphere? 1-PROACTIVE affection, v. 10 2-ENERGETIC labor, v. 11 3-FAITHFULNESS under pressure, v. 12 4-PROGRESSIVE sharing, v. 13

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Church Construction

Romans 12:10-12

Michael Rosario

What are the relational spheres that our Lord builds His church in?

1st-Built in a PERSONAL arena, v. 9

2nd-Raised up in a FAMILY atmosphere, v. 10-13

What are the marks of this family atmosphere?

1. PROACTIVE affection, v. 10-”Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;” 2. ENERGETIC labor, v. 11-”not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;” 3. FAITHFULNESS under pressure, v. 12-”rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer…”

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Church Construction

Romans 12:9

Michael Rosario

What are the relational spheres that our Lord builds His church in?

1st-Built in a PERSONAL arena, v. 9

The vital pieces you need for effectiveness:

1-PURE love-”Let love be without hypocrisy.”

2-PASSIONATE holiness-”Abhor what is evil.”

3-PERSISTENT goodness-”Cling to what is good.”

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Romans 12:7-8

Michael Rosario

1. The right CONDITION, v. 3

2. The right CHEMISTRY, v. 4-6a

3. The right CONTRIBUTION, 6b-8-”…if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.”

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Romans 12:6-7

Michael Rosario

What does our usefulness depend on?

1. The right CONDITION, v. 3-”For through the grace given to me I say to every man among you not to think highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.”

2. The right CHEMISTRY, v. 4-6a-”For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. And since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given us…”

3. The right CONTRIBUTION, 6b-8-”…if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching;”

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