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Accept One Another

Romans 15:7-12 Jesus Christ has accepted us and we should accept one another. But why is that so hard to do? 1) Because we are uncomfortable with those who do not comport without perception of what is good. 2) Because we view our way of thing as normative 3) Because we lack patience 4) Because we value our opinions more than we…

Religious Provocation

Romans 15:1-6 Maturity in Christ has its benefits, but to whom much is given much is required. The spiritually mature believer must have a high tolerance for those who are weaker in faith. The less mature are often more religious than spiritual. The mature believer must exercise patience as the weaker taunts, criticizes, and sometimes falsely accuses him/her, without breaking relationship. To…

Accommodations

Romans 14:10-23 Our greatest hope for one another should be that each of our walk with Christ would be easy. Not only should we hope this, but we should put forth every effort to make one another’s journey with Christ as convenient as possible. We are careful to create a safe and peaceful environment where each of us can grow without interruption.…

That’s Your Opinion

Romans 14:1-9 The believer who is weak in faith is slave to his/her personal principles and preferences. He submits himself to extra-Biblical rules, and judges anyone who does not ascribe to his subjective standard of holiness. We are not to quarrel with such saints. Instead, each of us is to should be keen to discern the difference between our subjective opinions, and…

I Owe You Love

Romans 13:8-10Humanity is indebted to one another. We owe each other love. It is both humbling and amazing to know that God’s greatest desire for us is that we would care for and nurture one another. Not for His sake, but for our own. Love is the debt every person owes the other. Unfortunately, it is the debt least often paid. And…

The Christian Way (Part 2)

Romans 12:13-18 To Pursue HospitalityTo Bless those who curse youTo Rejoice with the joyfulTo Weep with those who weepTo be humble and to prefer the company of the lowlyTo commit to life-long learningTo never seek revengeTo respect the general consensus as much as possible, for the sake of peace.

Gifted By Grace

Romans 12:3-8 The spiritual gift(s) God has given to each of us is to be employed in service of one another, not in service to our ego. The person who measures his/her value by his/her giftedness may be lifted up with pride, Seeing himself as different (read superior), this person may become abusive and condescending to others within the Body, improperly using…

Perfected By His Mercies

Romans 12:1-2 Even though sin dwells in our bodies, in this text, Paul instructs us to present our bodies to God as though it is holy and acceptable. This is an act of faith. We trust that because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on our behalf, the Father will have mercy. Yet we are to present our bodies as a sacrifice.…