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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge - ROMANS 12 Marks of the True Christian ESV

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge -
ROMANS 12
Marks of the True Christian ESV
9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit,[g] serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.[h] Never be wise in your own sight. 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it[i] to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge -
ROMANS 12
http://www.godrules.net/library/treasury/treasuryrom12.htm#9
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+12&version=ESV
  1  God's mercies must move us to please God.
 3  No man must think too well of himself;
 6  but everyone attend on that calling wherein he is placed.
 9  Love, and many other duties are required of us.
19  Revenge is especially forbidden.

VERSE 9  Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good
 - love.
   * 2Sa 20:9,10 Ps 55:21 Pr 26:25 Eze 33:31 Mt 26:49 Joh 12:6
   * 2Co 6:6; 8:8 1Th 2:3 1Ti 1:5 Jas 15 2:15,16 1Pe 1:22; 4:8
   * 1Jo 3:18-20
- Abhor.
   * Ps 34:14; 36:4; 45:7; 97:10; 101:3; 119:104,163 Pr 8:13 Am 5:15
   * Heb 1:9
- cleave.
   * Ac 11:23 1Th 5:15 Heb 12:14 1Pe 3:10,11

VERSE 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Out do one another in showing honor.
 - kindly.
   * Joh 13:34,35; 15:17; 17:21 Ac 4:32 Ga 5:6,13,22 Eph 4:1-3
   * Col 1:4 1Th 4:9 2Th 1:3 Heb 13:1 1Pe 1:22; 2:17; 3:8,9 2Pe 1:7
   * 1Jo 2:9-11; 3:10-18; 4:11,20,21; 5:1,2
- with brotherly love.  or, in the love of the brethren.
   * Job 1:4 Ps 133:1
- in honor.
   * Ge 13:9 Mt 20:26 Lu 14:10 Php 2:3 1Pe 5:5

VERSE 11  Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
 - lazy.
   * Ex 5:17 Pr 6:6-9; 10:26; 13:4; 18:9; 22:29; 24:30-34; 26:13-16
   * Ec 9:10 Isa 56:10 Mt 25:26 Ac 20:34,35 Eph 4:28 1Th 4:11,12
   * 2Th 3:6-12 1Ti 5:13 Heb 6:10,11
- fervent.
   * Mt 24:12 Ac 18:25 Col 4:12,13 Jas 16 5:16 1Pe 1:22; 4:8 Re 2:4
   * Re 3:15,16
- serving.
   * 1Co 7:22 Eph 6:5-8 Col 3:22-24; 4:1 Tit 2:9,10 Heb 12:28

VERSE 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer
 - Rejoicing.
   * Ro 5:2,3; 15:13 Ps 16:9-11; 71:20-23; 73:24-26 Pr 10:28; 14:32
   * La 3:24-26 Hab 3:17,18 Mt 5:12 Lu 10:20 1Co 13:13 Php 3:1; 4:4
   * Col 1:27 1Th 5:8,16 2Th 2:16,17 Tit 2:13; 3:7 Heb 3:6; 6:17-19
   * 1Pe 1:3-8; 4:13 1Jo 3:1-3
- patient.
   * Ro 2:7; 5:3,4; 8:25; 15:4 Ps 37:7; 40:1 Lu 8:15; 21:19 Col 1:11
   * 1Th 1:3 2Th 1:4; 3:5 1Ti 6:11 2Ti 3:10 Heb 6:12,15; 10:36; 12:1
   * Jas 3 1:3,4; 5:7,10,11 1Pe 2:19,20 2Pe 1:6 Re 13:10
- continuing.
   * Ge 32:24-26 Job 27:8-10 Ps 55:16,17; 62:8; 109:4 Jer 29:12,13
   * Da 9:18,19 Lu 11:5-13; 18:1-8 *etc:
   * Ac 1:14; 2:42; 6:4; 12:5 2Co 12:8 Eph 6:18,19 Php 4:6,7
   * Col 4:2,12 1Th 5:17 Heb 5:7 Jas 15 5:15,16 1Pe 4:7 1Jo 5:14,15
VERSE 13  Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
 - Distributing.  See on ver.
   * :8; 15:25-28 Ps 41:1 Ac 4:35; 9:36-41; 10:4; 20:34,35 1Co 16:1,2
   * 2Co 8:1-4; 9:1,12 Ga 6:10 Phm 7 1:7 Heb 6:10; 13:16 1Jo 3:17
- given.
   * Ge 18:2-8; 19:1-3 1Ti 3:2; 5:10 Tit 1:8 Heb 13:2 1Pe 4:9

VERSE 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
    * :21 Job 31:29,30 Mt 5:44 Lu 6:28; 23:34 Ac 7:60 1Co 4:12,13
   * 1Th 5:15 Jas 3:10 1Pe 2:21-23; 3:9

VERSE 15  Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep
 - Rejoice.
   * Isa 66:10-14 Lu 1:58; 15:5-10 Ac 11:23 1Co 12:26 2Co 2:3
   * Php 2:17,18,28
- weep.
   * Ne 1:4 Job 2:11 Ps 35:13,14 Jer 9:1 Joh 11:19,33-36 2Co 11:29
   * Php 2:26 Heb 13:3

VERSE 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.[h] Never be wise in your own sight.
 - of the.
   * Ro 15:5; 6:2 2Ch 30:12 Jer 32:39 Ac 4:32 1Co 1:10 Php 1:27; 2:2,3
   * Php 3:16; 4:2 1Pe 3:8
- Mind.
   * Ps 131:1,2 Jer 45:5 Mt 18:1-4; 20:21-28 Lu 4:6-11; 22:24-27
   * 1Pe 5:3 3Jo 1:9 Re 13:7,8
- condescend to men of low estate.  or, be contented with mean
  things.
   * Job 31:13-16; 36:5 Pr 17:5; 19:7,17,22 Mt 6:25,26; 11:5; 26:11
   * Lu 6:20; 14:13 Php 4:11-13 1Ti 6:6-9 Heb 13:5 Jas 5 2:5,6
- Be not.
   * Ro 11:25 Pr 3:7; 26:12 Isa 5:21 1Co 3:18; 4:10; 6:5; 8:2 Jas 13 3:13-17

VERSE 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.
 - Recompense.
   * :19 Pr 20:22 Mt 5:39 1Th 5:15 1Pe 3:9
- Provide.
   * Ro 14:16 1Co 6:6,7; 13:4,5 2Co 8:20,21 Php 4:8,9 Col 4:5 1Th 4:12
   * 1Th 5:22 1Ti 5:14 Tit 2:4,5 1Pe 2:12; 3:16

VERSE 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
    * Ro 14:17,19 2Sa 20:19 Ps 34:14; 120:5-7 Pr 12:20 Mt 5:5,9 Mr 9:50
   * 1Co 7:15 2Co 13:11 Ga 5:22 Eph 4:3 Col 3:14,15 1Th 5:13
   * 2Ti 2:22 Heb 12:14 Jas 16 3:16-18 1Pe 3:11

VERSE 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it[i] to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.
 - avenge.
   * :14,17 Le 19:18 1Sa 25:26,33 Pr 24:17-19,29 Eze 25:12
- give.
   * Mt 5:39 Lu 6:27-29; 9:55,56
- Vengeance.
   * Ro 13:4 De 32:35,43 Ps 94:1-3 Na 1:2,3 Heb 10:30

VERSE 20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”
 - if thine.
   * Ex 23:4,5 1Sa 24:16-19; 26:21 Pr 25:21,22 Mt 5:44
- coals.
   * Ps 120:4; 140:10 So 8:6,7

VERSE 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
    * Pr 16:32 Lu 6:27-30 1Pe 3:9