SERMON NOTES: 13 VERSES | HOW TO SURVIVE COVID

by | Oct 4, 2020

Romans 12:9-21

These verses are the basis of what practical living for a Christian looks like. They are the orthopraxy (right conduct) to the Christian life. They give us clarity to what Paul meant when he said, “cling to what is good”. (Romans 12:9)

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

(Romans 12:12)

Three things to help you survive Covid:

  1. BE JOYFUL IN HOPE
  • Joy is more than feeling good after getting what you want or succeeding at something when you try. Joy is a state of mind; an orientation of the heart. It’s a resolved place of contentment, confidence and hope.
  • When we are joyful in hope we realize our joy is not about circumstance as much as it is about where our faith lies. (James 1:2-4; Acts 16:22-25)
  1. BE PATIENT IN AFFLICTION
  • Affliction refers to deep and serious trouble. It’s the state of carrying pain.
  • Patient means to persevere, to endure, to keep on.  (James 1:2-4)
  • Stick to your faith through the difficult times.
  • Learn and develop endurance so that we may be mature and grow in our faith.
  • Christians make it through – Christians endure. (Romans 5:3-4)
  1. BE FAITHFUL IN PRAYER
  • Faithful denotes two things: consistency and the effort needed to maintain a habit of prayer.
  • This isn’t optional for the Christian. This is something we need to work at and put the effort into.
  • Hebrews 4:16; 1 John 5:15; James 5:16
  • ACTS model of prayer (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication)

 

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