Romans 13 – How should we live as Christians in a secular state? Paul has some clear words of advice and 5 reasons why we should live as loyal, obedient, tax-paying, respectful citizens – whatever our government is like.
Romans 12:9-21 – In view of God’s mercy… how should followers of Christ behave towards other Christians and to the wider and sometimes angry and persecuting world? With a life of love in action, modelled on Christ’s love for us.
Romans 12:1-8 – Paul urges us to give ourselves wholeheartedly to the Lord, as a living sacrifice, which will be holy and pleasing to God. It might sound simple but keeping God at the top of our priorities list isn’t always so easy. We explore our motivation to persevere in this “in view of God’s mercy” and also how remembering what God has done for us through Jesus enables us to hold on to a right view of ourselves and other people.
Romans 11: 1-36 – Paul concludes this section of the letter to the Romans with yet another big question: “Has time run out for Jewish people to be saved?” He answers with an emphatic “NO!” It’s an answer which brings hope to the Jes and one which brings hope and challenge to us.