Today begins Week 6 of Pastor Bob’s summer preaching series called “Exchange: Lifestyle,” exploring Romans 12-16.
The sermon today will be called: “A Debt of Love” and it will cover Romans 12:8-14.
Below is my breakdown of the passages into daily readings. I have committed to journaling my reflections about each of these passages here on my blog. Perhaps some of you would like to follow along–the whole summer reading schedule could be printed as a bookmark.
Week 6. Sermon: “The Night is Nearly Over” 13:8-14
• Sun, 6/12. Rom 13:8-14 intro.
• Mon, 6/13. Rom 13:8
• Tues, 6/14. Rom 13:9-10
• Wed, 6/15. Rom 13:11-12a
• Thu, 6/16. Rom 13:12b & 13b & 14b
• Fri, 6/17. Rom 13:12c & 13a & 14a
• Sat, 6/18. Rom 13:8-14 review.
13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. 13:9 For the commandments, “Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet,” (and if there is any other commandment) are summed up in this, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 13:10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
13:11 And do this because we know the time, that it is already the hour for us to awake from sleep, for our salvation is now nearer than when we became believers. 13:12 The night has advanced toward dawn; the day is near. So then we must lay aside the works of darkness, and put on the weapons of light. 13:13 Let us live decently as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in discord and jealousy. 13:14 Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to arouse its desires.