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 value relationship

5) We find it hard to accept one another because we mistake acceptance for approval.

Jesus did not approve of the circumcision yet He laid down His life for them. He did not approve of the gentiles who did not know God, but He served them in the same way.

WE may never agree with one another on every subjective point, but we don’t need to agree. Yet our love for one another should afford each of us sufficient grace to stay in relationship despite our differences of opinion.