The Spiritual Gift of Mercy

Romans 12:8e The Spiritual Gift of Mercy Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Romans 12:8e (Holman) . . .showing mercy, with cheerfulness. When we see the word “mercy” in the New Testament, always associate it with the word “misery.” The gift of mercy entails relieving...

The Spiritual Gift of Service

Romans 12:7a (Lesson 2) The Spiritual Gift of Service Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Romans 12:7a (Holman) . . .if service, in service; The gift of service is a God-given empowerment enabling us to gladly perform practical acts of service to the personal needs of...

The Spiritual Gift of Teaching

Romans 12:7c The Spiritual Gift of Teaching Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall In some way or another, teaching touches the heart and soul of essentially everything we do collectively as Christ-followers–evangelism, missions, discipleship, raising children,...

Be Forgiving

Romans 12:17b-21 Be Forgiving Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Rom. 12:17b (Holman) Try to do what is honorable in everyone’s eyes. We must respond to life in ways that inspire confidence toward us in others’ eyes. Even our enemies should have to confess a high...

Romans 12:16-17a

Romans 12:16-17a Agree With One Another Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Rom. 12:16a (Holman) Be in agreement with one another. This statement gives us a broad overview of how are are to act toward others. The next three phrases in this verse will help us thwart...

Romans 12:13-15

Romans 12:13-15 Pursue Hospitality Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Rom. 12:13a (Holman) Share with the saints in their need; “Saints” means all Christians. In a church, love must show itself in tangible ways. It ought to be seen in action. We are to do more than pray...