Romans 12:9-21

Rejoice with those who rejoice. This will help you live in harmony with one another as Paul says. This helps you to honor one another above yourself.

As Jesus was on the cross, bless those who persecute you and do not curse was being shown. Blessing is to wish well or ask God to do good to someone. Blessing is offering forgiveness because they don’t know what they are doing.

The OCOC fellowship creates trusting relationships to serve God by blessing our community and our church family.
Love must be sincere. Stop being an actor in creating relationships; we must be genuine. We have to hate evil, and cling to what is good. We have to hate gossip, division, slander, and competition.

Be joyful in hope (someday your tomb will be empty as Jesus’ was), patient in affliction (Charlie and Judy have been a good example to us on this), and faithful in prayer (keep a conversational relationship with God).

Make a high priority to helping the needs of God’s people.

You may know that the hotel industry has taken over what was once Christianity’s signature act — caring for travelers, strangers and friends. But it’s not too late — invite a neighbor over for dinner for example.

Hollywood teaches us on a regular basis that vengeance is ours, that we can repay. Do not repay anyone evil for evil; do not take revenge. If your enemy is hungry, feed him/her — show hospitality to him/her!

Overcome evil with good.