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Bless, Not Curse

Romans 12

Fight Hard for Peace

Romans 12:18-21 • November 15, 2020 • Sean Gasperetti

You can't create peace for the whole world, but you can fight for peace in your world.

Thoughtful Public Engagement

Romans 12:14-17 • November 8, 2020 • Sean Gasperetti

You’re not called to “be agreeable,” but rather, to pay attention and be intentional in how you engage your community. You’re a representative of Jesus Christ - when people see you, what does it say about Jesus?

Bless, Not Curse

Romans 12:9-14 • November 1, 2020 • Sean Gasperetti

If you’re postured to be a blessing, God can use you. If you’re postured to curse, everybody loses. Blessing and cursing reveal how we view other people. How you view other people is tied to how you view the imago Dei in them.

Love in Action

Romans 12:9-13 • October 25, 2020 • Leland Rounds

As we continue walking through Romans 12, we see Paul exhorting the church in Rome not to just receive the love of God, but to live that love. Often our culture expresses love as either sappy sentimentality or just a practical reality, but for the disciple of Jesus, love in action is authentic and comprehensive. This week we hear from Leland Rounds who has served as Lead Pastor at New Hope Foursquare in Bellingham, WA for the past 5 years. He recently transitioned to a position with the Foursquare North Pacific District in Portland. He and his wife Ashley have 2 wonderful kids and have been good friends with Pastor Sean’s family for years. Leland’s faithfulness to Jesus, love for his family, and hilarious personality make him a delight to hear from at Reach!

United, But Distinct

Romans 12:3-8 • October 18, 2020 • Sean Gasperetti

In the body of Christ there is unity, but not uniformity. We're united, but we're distinct.

Getting Real with Ourselves

Romans 12:3 • October 11, 2020 • Sean Gasperetti

If you’re going to be a blessing to others, you’ve got to get real with yourself.

Non-Conformity

Romans 12:1-2 • October 4, 2020 • Sean Gasperetti

The world doesn’t need you to conform. Everybody is doing that. The world is completely clueless to it, but desperately needs you to let Jesus transform you and to live accordingly.