Whatever form persecution may take, it is a part of the Christian experience. In the first of a two-part study of Romans 12:14, we learn that the Christian response isn’t retaliation or revenge, but earnestly seeking God’s blessing for those who persecute us.
14Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
The transforming work of the Gospel shapes our hearts and minds. When applied to both the mundane and profound details of our lives, it should cause us to be different from unbelievers around us. But what does this look like practically? How do these distinctions show themselves each day in our families, work, and local churches?
Alistair Begg paints the picture of a grace-shaped life in his study from Romans 12. Through Paul’s letter to the first-century church, we see practical actions and attributes that should mark the life of every Christian, no matter the circumstance.
|A Call to Commitment||Romans 12:1-2|
|Transformed Mind||Romans 12:1-2|
|We Belong Together, Part One||Romans 12:3-8|
|We Belong Together, Part Two||Romans 12:3-8|
|Genuine Christian Love, Part One||Romans 12:9-10|
|Genuine Christian Love, Part Two||Romans 12:9-10|
|Divine Righteousness Applied||Romans 12:11|
|Love in Action||Romans 12:11-13|
|Responding to Persecution, Part 1||Romans 12:14|
|Responding to Persecution, Part Two||Romans 12:14|
|Truth For Life||Romans 12:15-16|
|No Retaliation!||Romans 12:17-18|
|Essential Christianity, Part One||Romans 12:19-21|
|Essential Christianity, Part Two||Romans 12:19|