Overcoming Evil with Good

March 12, 2007

In our worship service yesterday, I had the joy of preaching on Romans 12:14-21. It is a passage that always challenges me personally in my efforts to live as a peacemaker. I am encouraged by Romans 12:18 which reminds us that peace is not always possible. I am challenged by the efforts that God says our possible.

Here are the four key things this passage teaches about doing everything possible to be at peace with all men.

  1. We bless instead of curse (12:14-15)
  2. We humbly seek advice (12:16)
  3. We do good instead of evil (12:17, 20-21)
  4. We trust God’s vengeance instead of taking our own (12:19)

If you want to listen to the sermon you can find it on the March 11th — Overcoming Evil with Good link at the Heritage Valley Bible Church Website (click here).

I also found it interesting that in my daily Bible reading, I came across Exodus 23:4-5, which gives two examples of doing good to the one who hates us.

I pray that as you consider these scriptures, they will stimulate you to do everything possible to be at peace.

In Christ

Pastor Mike


Marriage and the Glory of God

January 29, 2007

Here is a link to a must read, listen or watch sermon on marraige!

John Piper on Marriage.