Sunday School Perspective: Equity In Conduct (Romans 12:9-21)

Sunday School Perspective: Equity In Conduct (Romans 12:9-21)
by Minnie Malone Cook
The study of the lesson is in the book of Romans Chapter 12: Verses 9-21 and it offers study about practicing unconditional love.
Key Verse: “Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.” Romans 12:9 KJV: This verse reveals that believers must never seek retaliation for a wrongdoing. The Word says, “Evil Doers will reap what they sow”.
The lesson topic for Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 is “Equity In Conduct” and it teaches us that we must understand that we must live in Christ centered way of life.
The objective for students and readers is concentrate on becoming more loving.
True Love (Romans 12:9-13)
The lesson unfolds encouraging Christian to develop faithful practices of Christ like characteristics into becoming a living sacrifice. True, genuine LOVE is essential to our daily Christian walk. There can be no middle of the road in loving others, helping, forgiving and lifting up prayer at all times for individual and sincere strength for others. Brothers and sister we all need love and prayer. “Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.” (Verses 9-13)
Unconditional Love (Romans 12:14-16)
These verses reveal that there is power in loving unconditionally. Humble attitudes assist all believers to thinking positive about life and living. Leading a prayerful spirit filled life does not allow any time for idle time to think unpleasant thoughts or resent the less fortunate. Apostle Paul urged the people to be willing to associate with all people regardless of their consequences. “Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.” (Verses 14-16)
Overcome Evil with Good (Romans 12:17-21)
These verses reveal that it is important to understand and embrace having the ability to make a change for the better. Studying the Word of God is very helpful to believers as they look for the good in everything and everyone. Live peacefully with all men is essential and needed today and always. Who is our avenger? The Word says, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord”. “Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Verses 17-21)

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