Romans 12 - A Loving Koinōnia
Dave Riddle - 10/6/19
Key Passage: Romans 12:9-16
koinōnia (Greek: κοινωνία) - fellowship, association, community, intimacy, joint participation (the share which one has in anything), communion.
Let love be without hypocrisy
anypokritos (Greek: ἀνυπόκριτος) - originally used to refer to actors or one playing a part: unfeigned, undisguised, sincere.
Cling to what is good
Love one another deeply.
Be devoted to one another
As brothers and sisters
Outdo one another in showing honor.
Honor one another above yourselves.
Don’t be lazy, don’t lack zeal.
Be fervent - zeō (Greek: ζέω) - to be hot (boil, of liquids; or glow, of solids), i.e. (figuratively) be fervid (earnest):—be fervent.
The picture of someone who is determined.
Hopefulness rather than hopelessness
Share with the saints in their needs
Emotionally, spiritually, and practically!
philoxenia (Greek: φιλοξενία) - love to strangers, hospitality
Not just waiting but actively looking for opportunities to show hospitality to strangers.
Unnatural and Unexpected
Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse
Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep.
Not just sympathetic but empathic.
Live in harmony with one another.
Of one mind.
Down to Earth
Associate with the humble.
Which one or two of these areas is the Holy Spirit highlighting in your own life?