Recognizing a Counterfeit

Reocognizing a Counterfeit | Romans 16:17-27 “Now I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause dissensions and obstacles contrary to the doctrine you have learned. Avoid them, for such people do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites. They deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting with smooth talk and flattering... Continue Reading →

Church: A Lot of Hard Work

Church: A Lot of Hard Work | Romans 16:1-18 “I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a servant of the church in Cenchreae. So you should welcome her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints and assist her in whatever matter she may require your help. For indeed she has... Continue Reading →

On Mission: A Wise Investment

On Mission: A Wise Investment | Romans 15:20-33 “My aim is to evangelize where Christ has not been named, so that I will not build on someone else’s foundation, but, as it is written: Those who were not told about Him will see, and those who have not heard will understand. That is why I... Continue Reading →

What Christ Accomplished

What Christ Accomplished | Romans 15:14-19 “My brothers, I myself am convinced about you that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able to instruct one another. Nevertheless, I have written to remind you more boldly on some points because of the grace given me by God to be a minister... Continue Reading →

Lasting Hope

Lasting Hope | Romans 15:5-13 “Now may the God who gives endurance and encouragement allow you to live in harmony with one another, according to the command of Christ Jesus, so that you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ with a united mind and voice. Therefore accept one another, just... Continue Reading →

Good News, Great Joy, ALL People

Good New, Great Joy, ALL People | Romans 15:1-4 “Now we who are strong have an obligation to bear the weaknesses of those without strength, and not to please ourselves. Each one of us must please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For even the Messiah did not please Himself. On the... Continue Reading →

Deep and Wide

Deep and Wide | Romans 14:19-23 “So then, we must pursue what promotes peace and what builds up one another. Do not tear down God’s work because of food. Everything is clean, but it is wrong for a man to cause stumbling by what he eats. It is a noble thing not to eat meat,... Continue Reading →

First Things First

First Things First | Romans 14:17-19 “…for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Whoever serves Christ in this way is acceptable to God and approved by men. So then, we must pursue what promotes peace and what builds up one another.” (Romans 14:17-19... Continue Reading →

When My Rights Are Wrong

When My Rights Are Wrong | Romans 14:12-18 “So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God. Therefore, let us no longer criticize one another. Instead decide never to put a stumbling block or pitfall in your brother’s way. (I know and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus that nothing is... Continue Reading →

The Wrong Perspective

Judging One Another: The Wrong Perspective | Romans 14:8-13a “For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both... Continue Reading →

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