Reacting To Jesus In The Light of Our Experiences

Kevin Martin - 5/19/2019

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The Real Jesus
Reacting to Jesus in Light of Suffering
May 19, 2019
Romans 12:1-2

1Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge youto present your bodies as a living sacrifice,holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship.2Do not be conformedto this age,but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect willof God.

Introduction 1 – Sermon Series – The Real Jesus – “we have allowed ourselves…”

Introduction 2 – Considering “suffering”

Introduction 3 – Majority population’s view of life – Post-Christian Secularism “theology”

Inputs are what change you. So, change your inputs.
Romans 12:1-2

I) Suffering because sin exists (impersonal; general)

II) Suffering because you exist in a sinful world

You do not define what good is.
God defines what good is because He is good.
Romans 8:28

III) Suffering because you are a disciple of Jesus (Matthew 5:11; 10:22, 39; I Peter 3:13-15; 4:12-16; 5:10; II Corinthians 12:10; Philippians 1:29; II Timothy 3:12)


1) Run to Jesus – Luke 15:17-20
2) Deny self; sacrifice self – in dying that we live – Romans 12:1
3) Abide with Jesus – John 15:1-5
4) “Forgiving” Jesus (trust Him) – I Corinthians 13:5b, 7
5) Think of Jesus – Romans 12:2; Hebrews 12:1-2

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