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Remaining Hot While Walking in the Presence of God

Paul uses a term in Romans 12, fervent, to describe the Christian walk. Most of us don’t realize that it actually a cooking term talking about “boiling” or overflowing with heat.

SCRIPTURAL READING:  Romans 12:3-11 (ESV) 3For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. 9Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.
10Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

11not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.

  1. BE FERVENT IN OUR HEART

Romans 12:9-10 9Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

  1. BE FERVENT IN OUR HEAD

Romans 12:11-12 11Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

  1. BE FERVENT IN OUR HANDS

Romans 12:13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

GOD IS SERIOUS ABOUT US (the Church) TO BE HOT-(FERVENT) IN HEART, HEAD, & HAND:

Revelation 3:14-16 14“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation. 15“‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot!
16So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

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