I was digging around in my computer again and I found a neat little thing I wrote a couple years ago. I was preaching in Romans in Pakistan at the time and when I arrived at chapter 12 I realized that the passage could be adapted to make a great family code. So I codified it and here is the result: The Cook Family Code:
October 5, 2007
Cook Family Code:
Based on Romans 12:9-121
01. Love genuinely. Verses 9 & 10
Love God with all your heart. Love each other with brotherly affection.
02. Hold tightly. Verse 9
Hold on tight to what is good, but hate what is evil.
03. Rejoice continually. Verse 12
Rejoice in the hope God gives us.
04. Live fervently. Verse 11
Don’t be lazy in zeal, but be fervent in the Spirit.
05. Serve gladly. Verses 11 & 16
Serve the Lord and others. Give yourself to humble tasks. Be humble.
06. Overcome patiently. Verses 12, 14, 17 & 21
Be patient in trouble. Never take revenge. Don’t let yourself be overcome by evil, rather overcome evil with good.
07. Give compassionately. Verses 10 & 13
Give to the needs of others. Outdo one another in showing honor.
08. Entertain indiscriminately. Verses 13 & 16
Always be hospitable. Associate with the ‘lowly’.
09. Dwell harmoniously. Verses 15 & 18
As far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Rejoice with all who rejoice and weep with those who weep.
10. Pray hard.
Pray always, even for the people who give you trouble.
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