Avenger Vs. Friend

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True Spirituality
How to Overcome the Evil Aimed at You
Becoming a Romans 12 Christian
Part 6
🚩Supernaturally Respond to Evil🚩
🚩 Romans 12:14-21 🚩
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Introduction: How to Treat Your Enemies

NOTE:
YOU HAVE HEARD Vs. WHAT JESUS SAYS

Matt 5:43-48
43“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’
44But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes His sun to rise on the evil
and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46If you love those
who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?
47And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not
even pagans do that?
48Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
Jesus
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Becoming a Romans 12 Christian is NOT difficult….
…it is IMPOSSIBLE !

Important Review:
The Romans 12 Christian

1). The commands of Romans 12 are our faith response to Romans chapters 1-11 of
God’s grace and mercy toward us.

2). R12 Christians focus on relationships  not rules or religious activity.

3). R12 Christians highest aim is LOVE .
❤Loving God through a surrendered life.
❤Refusing to love the world’s false promises.
❤Loving ourselves for who God made us to be.
❤Loving fellow believers through sacrificial service.
❤Loving our enemies by supernaturally returning good for evil.

Supernaturally Responding to Evil: Romans 12:14-21
14“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
15 Rejoice with those who
rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be
proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Verse 17
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of
everybody. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
19Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is
Mine to avenge; I will repay” says the Lord. VERSE 20 On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry,
feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning
coals on his head.”
21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

A Romans 12 Response to Personal Attack:
Positive Command = “Bless them that persecute you.”

Bless = to desire God’s salvation for.

How to Bless them:
🚩 Forgiveness – Romans 12:14
🚩Identification – Romans 12:15
🚩 Association – Romans 12:16

You forgive.
You identify.
You associate.

Forgivness involves
A Choice
A Process
Continue in prayer.
Bless & do things for them.
Forgiven = it is finished,  it is done!

Joy rather than wish for revenge

This CONCLUDES Part 6 – Supernaturally Respond to Evil Romans 12:14-21
“How to Overcome the Evil Aimed at You”
And it CONCLUDES the whole series
True Spirituality
“Becoming a Romans 12 Christian”

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