Paul's Love List (6)

Romans 12:12a

By Pastor Craig Phelps, October 28, 2023

Introduction: This week in verse 12, we arrive at numbers 6,7 and 8 on Paul’s list.

10a regarding brotherly love to one another - the love of a parent to a child,

10b regarding honoring each other - leading the way by example.

11a regarding diligence – not sluggish (slothful),

11b regarding the spirit – boiling (fervent),

11c regarding the Lord – serving

12a regarding hope – rejoicing,

Hebrews 6:13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, 14 saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16 For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. 17 Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, 18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast…

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 Peter 1:4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you greatly rejoice,