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Romans 15_1 to 13 3_11_2012 TBC
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TBC logo small w letters rOMANS thru 2011 to 2012 WELCOME TO Chapter 15:1-15:13 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God Romans 1:16 6.jpg If I were president.. that brings salvation to everyone who believes: Romans 1:16 first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. a=X&ei=pXZbT9rqK8LYsgL-7aC-Cw&ved=0CAsQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNEBTEK8Hlt0RJIbwBUwvsL_TnyvsA RUJVIw y2QWSuoXWDg&ved=0CAsQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNHTNanMT4X5Hvzf8Z0y8jRkkaUaFQ For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last Romans 1:17a ums/ab99/shechinah/Women%20at%20the%20Feet%20of%20Jesus/1.jpg e=imglanding&ct=img&q= abraham isaac 5.jpg just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” Romans 1:17b Sin 1:1-3:20 Outline of Romans Romans 3:10 As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one;” Sin Salvation 1:1-3:20 3:21-5:21 Outline of Romans and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. Romans 3:24 For Your Tears I Died.jpg Sin Salvation Sanctification 1:1-3:20 3:21-5:21 6-8 Outline of Romans Sin Salvation Sanctification Setting aside Israel 1:1-3:20 3:21-5:21 6-8 9-11 Outline of Romans God plan for Israel.png Mystery%20LOGO 0/84382053_640.jpg Romans 11:25 12-15:13 Romans 12:1b living sacrifices.png …offer your bodies as Romans 12:2a Romans 12:2b by the ewing_The_Mind__16961_zoom.jpg of your Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is— his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2c This way Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, Romans 12:3a but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Romans 12:3b http://thechive.files.wordpress .com/2009/01/man-faces-in-mirror-9.jpg?w=1000&h= 1/unity.jpg&sa=X&ei=joFbT_P0D7L2sQLWv9iyBw&ved=0CA4Q8wc&usg=AFQjCNEEx97PhMwZTh4kJQfmMCWEYSO9VQ so in Christ we who are many form one body,and each member belongs to all the others. Romans 12:5 Transformed Thinking! Each practiced in gratefulness & equality We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. Prophesy Serving Teaching Encouragement Giving Leadership Mercy Romans 12:6-8 12/02/good-samaritan.jpg&sa=X&ei=RYNbT6GhJcTLsQLfxeWtDQ&ved=0CAsQ8wc4Eg&usg=AFQjCNHcUjXeBzPmbuhh xPmrXN24iyFekA Love must be sincere. Romans 12:9-21 GnaCXA/Tvs4VR-gpJI/AAAAAAAABaU/aGvT2Ub6WGg/s1600/175807389_b8cb1d8be6_o.jpg EvI/AAAAAAAAM_w/HQZyo-9rGvk/Fruit%20of%20the%20Spirit%5B3%5D.jpg&sa=X&ei=H4VbT4iePImH2AWRvZ2QAw& ved=0CAwQ8wc4Ew&usg=AFQjCNGSy1WI3qVc6CfTH4WGujKvt2zWSQ e=imglanding&ct=img&q= RbT8fALqW02wWIrI2BDw&ved=0CAwQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNGllHZCMQ0yLMr-ZstzPZa9L5q4dQ If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Romans 13:1 JPG Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. Romans 13:7 graphy/91%20Tinton%20Falls,%20NJ%209-11%20Two%20Year%20Memorial/ g -6_1185517c.jpg es/ElderlyCouple_bills_300DPI.jpg live as servants of God. Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brother-hood of believers, fear God, honor the king. 1 Peter 2:16b-17 600px-Globe_svg businessman_walking_the_tightrope_hg_clr Bible cartoon man walking Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, Romans 13:8a 041.jpg for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8b 2ndcomingdramatic.jpg The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. Romans 13:12a and put on the armor of light. http://artisticpatchwork.files. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness pg Romans 13:12b pg _RdtCo9uHU/s1600/armor-of-god1.jpg http://artisticpatchwork.files. Deeds of Darkness Deeds of light orgies and drunkenness sexual immorality and debauchery dissension and jealousy behave decently clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature Romans 13:13,14 ved=0CAsQ8wc4EQ&usg=AFQjCNF5iBASBrd1DHZ67boZsi1YPpbDaw Zwx0U4/TTJuF06lveI/AAAAAAAAAZs/Wx8efbSVfrU/s1600/sneetches.jpg Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters Romans 14:1 A disputable matter KpFKpqI/AAAAAAAAB48/27yeKGaEHj4/s1600/Autoimmune+Diseases.jpg&sa=X&ei=LJJbT6W5KM-qsAK7juHGDQ&ved =0CAsQ8wc4Dw&usg=AFQjCNGInD53SFLaeGXhmpPOupnh7oM_NA e=imglanding&ct=img&q= s320/disease.jpg&sa=X&ei=V5JbT7rOD4yMsALS79nRDQ&ved=0CAsQ8wc4YQ&usg=AFQjCNGwB813fTd9dgj-mBXA-Sn1 L47u-Q QjCNGeW6UHh0AMRlQkIh-aObqaDfBS5Q e=imglanding&ct=img&q= 1ci7DQ&ved=0CAsQ8wc4iwE&usg=AFQjCNGEewYN4XQfV67gUT0nTJvDV7IgSQ =imglanding&ct=img&q= /autoimmune.jpg&sa=X&ei=P6NcT7LnAqnA2gWgi5ndDg&ved=0CAsQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNHa1qZ5ig6EVcC3JZJDmgiw_9PY PQ Conflict over “disputable matters” is the autoimmune disease of the Church ClyNDQI/AAAAAAAAFm4/m-uAAQA3vMs/s1600/Argument%2BIllustration.jpg&sa=X&ei=uYxbT6-PDcrm2gWDlrX3Dg &ved=0CAsQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNHbBb9qT6CDG1tba0gUfJEZUZbbpw So what are “disputable matters?” “an area of behavior, doctrine or tradition on which Christians disagree because a specific biblical absolute does not regulate it. It is therefore a matter of personal preference not divine command.” Steve Cornell /2011/07/10/what-is-a-debatable-or-disputable-matter/ The Absolutes saved by grace thru faith.png i=ENxbT_KfBMLS2AWl4IDxDg&ved=0CAQQ8wc4Eg&usg=AFQjCNFx_OjgGBUlNTEKqigQZtPN6exISA Inspiration 2011/04/42-22633976.jpg&sa=X&ei=G8xbT-KdHci42QXdiMCCDw&ved=0CAQQ8wc4Ag&usg=AFQjCNGTh9NoEWoNCXGjR f1BcAUh1lABpA Amillennial! Pre Trib! Immersed! Sprinkled! Contemporary Worship! Traditional Hymns! Liturgical! Non-Liturgical! e=imglanding&ct=img&q= =X&ei=7M5bT4r1AuW-2gWNt6jgDg&ved=0CAwQ8wc4JQ&usg=AFQjCNEP03294whr8YSZdChf9XEebZpXdQ KJV! NIV is just fine! Differences of Backgrounds Differences of Convictions 0/07/denominations_as_branches.jpg&sa=X&ei=_qRcT4qvBqOC2AXEsaDjDg&ved=0CA0Q8wc&usg=AFQjCNH5P4vpB 5FVGduw-d4Or1RUzGlOZA loads/strongweak.jpg&sa=X&ei=R45bT_yvC6eBsgLtwazRDQ&ved=0CAsQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNF2_A8-lwMn6aXtMoqS4xR NEsSqPQ Strong in Faith feel bound to abide by rules and traditions that are not required by God’s absolutes those who do not feel bound by rules and traditions outside of God’s absolutes Weak in Faith Romans 14:1 Romans 15:1 One man’s faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. Romans 14:2 The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not Romans 14:3a Guiding Principle in “Disputable Matters” and the man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him. Romans 14:3b 2AW45PWEDw&ved=0CA8Q8wc4Iw&usg=AFQjCNHGDei86JveCPZLGRrknZ8Xir-7nw om/2011/12/freedom.jpg&sa=X&ei=pJtbT9bdO4aRsAKuutS7DQ&ved=0CAwQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNFMkJTW_UjcBr4RxZydK NRGXwSVMQ Free and encouraged to establish their own convictions in areas of freedom Not permitted to condemn those who do not share their opinions on disputable matters Not permitted to manipulate biblical data to suggest that God has been absolute on disputable matters to use against believers Our Freedom in Christ Believers are: if Absolutely Correct Christians Only! om/2011/12/freedom.jpg&sa=X&ei=pJtbT9bdO4aRsAKuutS7DQ&ved=0CAwQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNFMkJTW_UjcBr4RxZydK NRGXwSVMQ Free and encouraged to establish their own convictions in areas of freedom Not permitted to condemn those who do not share their opinions on disputable matters Not permitted to manipulate biblical data to suggest that God has been absolute on disputable matters to use against believers called to submit when they are “under authority” unless it conflicts with the absolutes of God Our Freedom in Christ Believers are: ArtBook__023_023__DanielRefusingTheKingsFoodAndWine_Sm___.jpg daniel prays.png Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother’s way. Romans 14:13 http://aznbadger.files.wordpres Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. jpg So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Romans 14:22a For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. Romans 14:10b 80.jpg&sa=X&ei=QadbT8faK4LY2AXm7eTcDg&ved=0CAwQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNHbzT_ra8k_R_vFLKEv-2yxINwHCA ent/uploads/2011/04/iron-sharpens-iron.gif&sa=X&ei=a6dbT-LSKojA2gXawvzoDg&ved=0CAsQ8wc&usg=AFQjC NGynMRSRvT8j8MQMOgBeDYhw1Jr2g But shouldn’t we being helping our “weaker brother” to grow in “maturity?” I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. 1 Corinthians 3:2 2009/12/baby-drinking-bottle.jpg In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. Hebrews 5:12 mages/LouiseMorris.jpg Let me explain this again, we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ… You need milk, not solid food! http://mantivities.files.wordpr Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, Is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. Hebrews 5:13 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. es110700322/10063806-right-and-wrong-way-on-road-sign.jpg Hebrews 5:14 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. Romans 15:1,2 01-bearing-one-anothers-burdens.jpg oads/2011/06/iStock_000008304904Small.jpg&sa=X&ei=zK1bT7vXPKTK2AXYs5XjDg&ved=0CAwQ8wc&usg=AFQjCN EthUyMZXp0f_d_Z0PFYIjjRjkxXQ We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. Romans 15:1,2 01-bearing-one-anothers-burdens.jpg “Weaker” “Mature” loads/2012/03/parent-teen-talk-300x249.jpg&sa=X&ei=4LRbT5aHKOjjsQLsqumTAQ&ved=0CAsQ8wc4eQ&usg=AF QjCNGRsnOoHu1ucAqj8y5nJl-FB45UmA e=imglanding&ct=img&q= -teen-getting-along1.jpg&sa=X&ei=ILRbT_qAJYm4sQKSz_mUCw&ved=0CAwQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNG9xTIVvgK_bCU7Okp Vk7CKowZF3w WW560vhM1FZPNlw =AFQjCNE_OUnT8uzQWwkGKZn4d0P5bQuMWA cation-Barriers-with-a-Teenager-2.jpg&sa=X&ei=b7NbT4yyM4OosQLP6rXJDQ&ved=0CAwQ8wc4Dw&usg=AFQjCNG 3swZEowxjsj-GhbEdA27o0d3FAw ab029.jpg&sa=X&ei=z7JbT9zRI4WIsQKd5OXjDQ&ved=0CAsQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNE-fDjpgwVSBuEjuzSGwJIK4CKlpQ loads/2011/01/angry-teen.jpg&sa=X&ei=67JbT4WkMa6HsAKA8YS5DQ&ved=0CAsQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNHdCGvK4ZOFCf6 _yfPUGFwZaLj_Kw gLdh9TNDQ&ved=0CAwQ8wc4Dw&usg=AFQjCNGLsG6MT0cMvfFiNB8kJNz3oMoxQw 2/vodka-absolut.jpg&sa=X&ei=C7BbT6HsBvH4sQL4wM1n&ved=0CAsQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNGPuMEkIdXT6lxAkM3PO9Ulo0 Fx9Q Ke2wXKp-2IDw&ved=0CAsQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNE2pQ5fgzamSc18ybSEVNvZ1Pv_Rg 7/texting-while-driving-ban.jpg&sa=X&ei=aq9bT8O6B8WGsgLbjuneDQ&ved=0CAsQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNEYSs6tiT2G GXkH6pzlItfSW5dCpA t4LjZDQ&ved=0CAwQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNGhsJHa0SmEw0zK3KLF2i8lgIthKQ Absolutes! 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Romans 15:1 Disputable Matters? enter/kcenter/grandparents.jpg&sa=X&ei=5rlbT9bUI8SusQKEncDYDQ&ved=0CA4Q8wc&usg=AFQjCNHaJ4A7fzPkS lfagn0pAlqMNjTfYg Grandparent: The best job in the world! ages/2008/01/17/screamingkids_580x382_2.jpg&sa=X&ei=17pbT6-aAq_JsQKy5pjWDQ&ved=0CAQQ8wc4AQ&usg=A FQjCNGTtyauM8SoucvT8fS5DossWX6vag How far should this bearing thing go? /images/matthew/matthew.27.27-31.jpg&sa=X&ei=frZbT8HnF8qpsAKRwMzWDQ&ved=0CAsQ8wc4KQ&usg=AFQjCNEr BDTikr66uAmLeniGjI7VKBIKfA For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.” Romans 15:3 Psalm 69:9 How can I possibly learn to act like this? ding-the-Bible_1024_WM.jpg&sa=X&ei=l7dbT66yFOXs2QXW2K3qDg&ved=0CAsQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNFG1whfCb2Cdgv5c 9BSH9URXquF9Q For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4 ament/JobAndHisFriends_Ilya_Yefimovich-Repin.jpg&sa=X&ei=uqhcT4faO6risQLU8K3WDQ&ved=0CAwQ8wc&usg =AFQjCNHUABDOu8deprTLseZQXeHLGBcn-g tent/uploads/2009/01/lehi.jpg&sa=X&ei=W6lcT6ayJIiA2wW5meTXDg&ved=0CAwQ8wc4Lg&usg=AFQjCNGT7zMCDMk zC27EDxDbYcYLyenoVg ison_6lyo.jpg&sa=X&ei=9qlcT5eXMqLu2gX7k6XbDg&ved=0CAwQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNHM3H7bR6ut_M1K5Fl_ka5-WUiVAA Romans 12:2b by the ewing_The_Mind__16961_zoom.jpg of your .com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/1263169822_0771.jpg&sa=X&ei=qbxbT-_rAsma2gWbx7SEDw&ved=0CAwQ8wc& usg=AFQjCNGWKPIHKnRrU8mQCMfLkee4TWFImg May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5,6 ontent/uploads/2007/10/1407012470_4e1a2a6649_o.jpg&sa=X&ei=2b1bT6jmDc6r2AWgxPz3Dg&ved=0CA4Q8wc&u sg=AFQjCNEJmke-Ipkn711Y1lPdFtLQx1teMA But we are so very different, how can this possibly work? 2011/11/pharisees.jpg&sa=X&ei=XcBbT-b2F8bW2AXCpsHjDg&ved=0CAsQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNEni2iBPXJGJlQ7G23KvC p0A6903g c&usg=AFQjCNEmrEF961RSMwoIoJUIjR1sqQsjEA Roman_Soldier_1.jpg e=imgres&ct=img&q= BbT8q9I6Kw2gXDg8H0Dg&ved=0CAQQ8wc4AQ&usg=AFQjCNHawG2e5tErhkOCg5nM9DKBMGAtbw Jew Versus Gentile Jerusalem Council Acts 15 sg=AFQjCNG8Lo4PBGhdk2-rjI1Y6AsgMMIH8g 373905_f520.jpg Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:7 For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, to confirm the promises made to the patriarchs so that the Gentiles may glorify God for his mercy, Romans 15:8,9a Jesus%20entry%20in%20to%20Jerus alem%20on%20a%20donkey.jpg /styles/image_full_width/hash/88/d6/88d6afdc03665c1549a32aeff26d9297.jpg&sa=X&ei=nclbT7iNC8aysgK BptXvAg&ved=0CAQQ8wc4Ag&usg=AFQjCNGdYehR8LDUlpldmyW60Xg0DQUYEA as it is written: “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will sing hymns to your name.” (2 Samuel 22:50; Psalm 18:49) Again, it says, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.” (Deuteronomy 32:43) And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and sing praises to him, all you peoples.” (Psalm 117:1) And again, Isaiah says, “The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; the Gentiles will hope in him.” (Isaiah 11:10) Romans 15:9b-12 AOWYnqI/AAAAAAAAADM/-AeCzMh4PpI/s1600/geese.jpg&sa=X&ei=LPNbT5q-M4fi2QWq6PDRDg&ved=0CAsQ8wc4OA&u sg=AFQjCNGh57ZSj161thbu0UvcyVqA5yZQJQ This is what the Church should look like! ons/7/75/EmperorPenguinColonyClose.jpg&sa=X&ei=ifNbT6GAOcfC2wXfypSZDw&ved=0CAsQ8wc4Og&usg=AFQjCN HNHjCQRuYK4ogAoorIswchV0ibsw This is what the Church should look like! t_images/cute_porcupine_with_quills_0515-1006-1500-4147_SMU.jpg&sa=X&ei=7dFbT-mLKuXg2AXzqJjeDg&v ed=0CAsQ8wc4Jw&usg=AFQjCNH7UfJI-pZ141HEm9mekAgrRzO7mg e=imglanding&ct=img&q= lls_0515-1006-1500-4147_SMU.jpg&sa=X&ei=7dFbT-mLKuXg2AXzqJjeDg&ved=0CAsQ8wc4Jw&usg=AFQjCNH7UfJI- pZ141HEm9mekAgrRzO7mg sa=X&ei=7dFbT-mLKuXg2AXzqJjeDg&ved=0CAsQ8wc4Jw&usg=AFQjCNH7UfJI-pZ141HEm9mekAgrRzO7mg t_images/cute_porcupine_with_quills_0515-1006-1500-4147_SMU.jpg&sa=X&ei=7dFbT-mLKuXg2AXzqJjeDg&ved=0CAsQ8wc4Jw&usg=AFQjCNH7UfJI-pZ141HEm9mekAgrRzO7mg This is hopeless! iration/living-as-god-s-community-part-one-we-are-called-to-a-living-hope/HOPE~BornAgaintoaLivin gHope~LivingAsGod'sCommunity~PartOne~WeAreCalledtoaLivingHope.bmp&sa=X&ei=I8tbT6f7N6Ws2wXr7dSoDA &ved=0CAsQ8wc40AE&usg=AFQjCNE5GsfBKfIt2mueBiO3xg4noNwTUQ May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 dia-bc9/images/people-holding-hands.jpeg&sa=X&ei=RNdbT-z2JaaE2wWNstSDDw&ved=0CA0Q8wc&usg=AFQjCNE a5MPtGFGsgbAnPaecGyCLATmCgw receive the weak believer, as God has (14:1,3; 15:7) not despise the weak believer (14:2) not put a stumbling block in his way (14:13,20) walk "charitably," that is, according to love (14:15) be willing to sacrifice our own rights and liberties so as not to bring ruin to our brother (14:15) pursue peace in the body of Christ (14:17,19) The Mature Believer is called to: dia-bc9/images/people-holding-hands.jpeg&sa=X&ei=RNdbT-z2JaaE2wWNstSDDw&ved=0CA0Q8wc&usg=AFQjCNE a5MPtGFGsgbAnPaecGyCLATmCgw edify and build up the weak believer, erecting stepping stones to growth (14:19; 15:2) not flaunt our liberty before our weak brother (14:22) bear patiently his weaknesses (15:1) not be pleasing ourself (15:1) look to the Word of God for wisdom, encouragement, endurance and hope (15:4) trust in the Lord for joy, peace and hope through His Holy Spirit (15:13) The Mature Believer is called to: 107-0784_IMG.JPG So what should Romans 14 and 15 look like at TBC? In Temple/Belton? On the Mission Field?