Moving Forward 102: Are Your Oars in the Water? – Sermon Video

Moving Forward: God’s Great Plans For Us
102 – Are Your Oars In The Water?
Romans 12:3-8
June 24th, 2018

Key Idea:

God asks all of us to get into the boat and start paddling.

Romans 12:3-8

1) Do what God has called you to do.

There is no room for pride (12:3)
Your role may be different, but is equally important (12:4-8)

2) Find your gift, ability, and calling, and serve in it.

God has designed you to serve, for such a time as this. (Esther 4:14)


Romans 12:3-8 New International Version (NIV)

Humble Service in the Body of Christ

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,[b] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.


  1. Romans 12:6 Or the
  2. Romans 12:8 Or to provide for others

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