September 03, 2017 (Worship @CUMC)

Romans 12:17
Be concerned with the highest ideal in the eyes of all people.

Sermon Title:
Blessed Community: Desiderata
Sermon Verse:
Romans 12:9-21

Call To Worship:
Never Ceasing Is Your Love (C#) | Chords

Praise Songs:
Indescribable (E) | Chords
Let It Rise (G) | Chords
Holy Spirit (D) | Chords

Scripture Reading
(Romans 12:9-21)
God Of The City (C#) | Chords

Come Thou Fount (D) | Chords
Holy And Anointed One (G) | Chords

Closing Song:
Light The Fire (F) | Chords

Romans 12:9-21

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.[a] Do not be conceited.

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[b] says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”[c]

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.