Christianity is always lived out in relationships!
We must have a personal relationship with God
-Have you placed your faith in Jesus Christ?
-Are you continuing to trust Jesus with your life?
We must be Christlike in our relationships with believers
-How are we promoting love and peace?
-How are we trusting Christ to help us resolve conflict?
We must be Christlike in our relationships with outsiders
-How we respond to our enemies
-How we relate to governmental authorities
This Letter to the Roman church is all about relationships!
-Paul addresses the letter to people (see Romans 1:7)
-He frequently calls them brothers and sisters
-He concludes by graciously naming certain people
-26 individuals and 5 households
-9 people who were with Paul
-Paul also refers to disruptive people
-vs 18 people who “do not serve our Lord”, unbelievers!
How handle family matters
Honor and thank people for their sacrificial service
-name them publicly
-explain what they did
-explain how they personally encouraged us
Ask people to support ministry workers
-vs 2 welcome and assist Phoebe
Call out ungodly people (vs 17-18)
Speak words of truth and hope (vs 19-20)
Identify who joins you in your love for them (vs 21-24)
Name your spiritual family!
Thank your family!
-by name and what they have done to encourage you
Invest in your family!
-do your part
-warn, encourage, offer hope for the future
-Today is Father’s Day!
-every father gets a compass
-Jesus and the Bible are our true north!
-We must lead our families to follow God
-Fathers are the #1 influencers of children!
Make sure you are in God’s family!
-“the just will live by faith” not by works
-Once saved, we begin to change!
-no change may mean no Christ
-Admit your sin
-Believe Jesus died for you and rose from death
-Commit your whole life to Jesus Christ
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2900 North Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
(260) 471-4704 www.StJoeCommunityChurch.org
Sunday Worship: 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM (Live cast at 10:30 am)
Sunday Kids Connection Classes (infants-5th grade): 10:30 AM
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study: 6:30 PM