Romans 14:1 - 15:13

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Jew-Gentile Dilemma

Romans 14

Weak and Strong

The Real Problem

  1. Quarreling and prejudice.
  2. Disagreement without respect and forbearance.
  3. Refusal to see how God has accepted others.
  4. Presuming to judge for God.

    Who are you to judge another man’s servant? It is inappropriate. James 4:11-12, Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor?

The Stumbling Block (14:13)

Meaning for Us

Building Up or Tearing Down

Romans 15:1-13

  1. The strong should strive to be righteous and not just right
  2. They should help the weak grow stronger
  3. Christ is the model of behavior for all
    – Did not please himself
    – Accepted you

Romans 16:25-27

All of our praise rises to the One who is strong enough to make you strong, exactly as preached in Jesus Christ, precisely as revealed in the mystery kept secret for so long but now an open book through the prophetic Scriptures. All the nations of the world can now know the truth and be brought into obedient belief, carrying out the orders of God, who got all this started, down to the very last letter.
All our praise is focused through Jesus on this incomparably wise God! Amen!

Chris Benjamin

West-Ark Church of Christ, Fort Smith, AR
Evening Sermon, 15 March 2009

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