In View of God's Mercy
As I have been preparing this sermon, there are five words I can't get past: IN VIEW OF GOD'S MERCY. With God's mercy in mind, we have a standing invitation to know Him. His mercy is new for you and me. On the basis of who God is and all He has done, we are urged to offer our lives in response to Him. God has made a way for us to not only find freedom from sin, but also to find freedom from ourselves. Apart from God we are all prone to self-obsession, self-promotion, or ultimately self-destruction. Yet in Christ, we have all we need to make much of God with our lives - and that is how we can be different in this world. The relationship between what we believe and how we behave is powerful. This is precisely why Paul says in Romans 12:2 "...be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Motivated by His mercy, let us turn our hearts to the only One who can truly transform our lives.
We're looking at Romans 12 for a series of 6 weeks, andwill use this as a grid to understand more fully how our faith can deepen and become moreconsistent. Most Christians report that they are not satisfied with the health of their walk with God.This chapter, perhaps better than any other single chapter in scripture, explains in practical terms howwe are to relate well to God, to ourselves, our Christian friends and our unbelieving friends. I reallybelieve you will be blessed by this series.