How to Choose a Bible Translation and Vengeance is Mine Sermon

February 1, 2015

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How to Choose a Bible Translation and Vengeance is Mine – Sermon

Sermon Notes:

Text Romans 12:13-21

Romans 12:13 ESV Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
Romans 12:13 NKJV distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
Romans 12:13 NASB contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
Romans 12:13 NLT When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.

• Contribute or distributing koinōneō vs. koinōnia –
 Intimately involved, for the saints
 Given to, Seek to show, Actively! Given to hospitality (Persecuted)
 2nd half is to strangers,
 Heb 13:2 Do not neglectG1950 to R1show hospitalityG5381 to strangersG5381

English Standard Version
King James Version (New King James)
New American Standard Bible

A WORD-FOR-WORD translation attempts to translate each Hebrew or Greek word into a corresponding English word.

A THOUGHT-FOR-THOUGHT translation seek to express the meaning of each sentence or paragraph.

A PARAPHRASE is a retelling of something in your own words.

• Verses Missing? Footnotes –
• 1611 King James Version, – New “older” more accurate manuscripts
• Accuracy with 5,000+ Manuscripts

Repay no one evil for evil
(19) Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

 MLJ “It is easier to sell all that you have and move to Africa and be a missionary that to do this.”
 Never! – Exercise Personal Retaliation WHY?
 Prideful and Sinful
 Our personal judgment of being wronged is normally flawed
 God’s judgment is perfect!
 Saul hunted David ~ Saul was wrong and David could have taken his life. BUT…
1 Samuel 24:12 ESV May the LORD judge between me and you, may the LORD avenge me against you, but my hand shall not be against you.

 A small dog bites more frequently! – Statistics
 Baby rattlesnake

Proverbs 16:32 ESV Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

 THIS IS NOT EVIL FOR EVIL:

Matthew 18:15-17

God Uses Governments – Next Chapter INDIVIDUAL RETALIATION

DO NOT WISH FOR: “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
– OR –
DO NOT WISH FOR: Heaping burning coals on their head
OR HOW CAN YOU?

Ultimate goal is NOT for their punishment! – Overcoming evil with good!

Matthew 6:12 ESV and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
WRATH OF GOD IS SERIOUS!

Heaping of coals – storing up of wrath! Increasing WRATH!

Romans 2:5

Matthew 25:46 ESV And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Ponder 4 Questions:
• How bad is the wrath of God?
• How long does it last?
• How good is God’s grace?
• How long does it last?

All sin is ultimately against God (19) Beloved, never avenge yourselves

Psalms 51:2-4

 Our feelings are hurt! ~ So what! They have sinned against God.
 We can’t stay hurt! ~
 Don’t get wrapped up in yourself ~ Focus on Christ
 Heaping coals! Heaping coals! – FEEL SORRY
 Your reaction DOMINOES~ Dominoes, pull one out

Deuteronomy 32:35-41 ESV (35) Vengeance is mine…

 Who is your Rock?
 Who will repay? “Vengeance is mine”
 Stand on the Rock
 Do NOT joy in the death of the wicked, Overcome evil with good!
 You may find yourself in the same place!!!

Given at One Way Christian Center, by Pastor Bryan Walker

Bible References

  • Romans 12:13 - 21

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