Acceptable Worship: An Eagerness to Meet the Needs of God’s People

Romans 12:13 contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality. Trials and difficulties are inevitable, and it is during times of difficulties that we ought to help those who are in need especially the saints or the family of believers. Contributing to the needs of the saints "Contributing" in the Greek is koinōnéō which means to have a share of, to... Continue Reading →

Acceptable Worship: Joyful, Prayerful and Persevering in Tribulation

Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer. By God's grace, as we submit to be conformed to His character, sincerely love one another, value others above ourselves and humbly serve the Lord with all our hearts, we will encounter difficulties and trials. The Bible tells us many times that we will go through sufferings.... Continue Reading →

Acceptable Worship: A Zealous and Fervent Service to the Lord

Romans 12:11 Not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord. Not lagging behind in diligence... "Lagging behind" means slothful, lazy, sluggish, hesitating hence be tardy or delayed. In classical Greek, it means indolent which refers to shrinking backward, because unready. The idea of 'delay' underlies the secondary sense, 'burdensome, troublesome' - a vexation arising from weary waiting.... Continue Reading →

Acceptable Worship: A Love That Conforms to God’s Character

Romans 12: 9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor.  A love without hypocrisy. In verse 9, Paul used the Greek word agápē translated as love. It means benevolence, goodwill, esteem. In the New Testament, it... Continue Reading →

Acceptable Worship: A Selfless Service

Continuation of the study on Romans 12. 3 For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.4 For just as we have... Continue Reading →

Acceptable Worship: An Offering Prescribed by God

I asked the Lord how to deal with a specific situation that keeps on happening for quite some time now. The verse that was brought to my mind was: "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." (Romans 12:21) As I read through the whole chapter, checking the verse and its context,... Continue Reading →

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