Romans 13:1-7 What do you do when someone in authority demands something that you don’t like or don’t believe? Whereas the emphasis of these verses is on governmental authority, the principles relate to any role operating under authority. Here’s how to change your world regardless of how tough things are.
John 20:21, Genesis 12:2-3 God sent Jesus into the neighborhood to bless people. He sends us to our neighbors, our Oikos to be a blessing to them too. Begin by walking and praying in your neighborhood. We want you to ask, ‘God how do you want me to bless the people in the places you’ve sent me to?’ Ask the Father what He is doing in your neighborhood. While you are walking and praying, engage any neighbors you may meet along the way.
Romans 12:9-21 God has uniquely placed us in relationship with 8 to 15 people that he wants us to love and point towards Christ. What happens when you have someone in your 8 to 15 that you find hard to love? How does God want you to love “Tough People”? Did you ever make it hard for your mother to love you? Aren’t we all a tough person to love at times?
1-8 Romans 12: God has given each of us our own little niche of humanity. Everyone has been given, on the average, anywhere from eight to fifteen people- individuals whom God has supernaturally and strategically placed in our relational world. The Greeks called that circle of influence your oikos- and over the course of the next few weeks, we are going to help you discover who makes up your world.