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You’ve got your hands full just taking care of your own life before God. Read more Share Copy Show footnotes A service of Faithlife / Logos Bible Software. The second half of Romans 1 tells us of God’s righteous wrath upon unbelieving Gentiles (Rom. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. 5 Or, say, one person thinks that some days should be set aside as holy and another thinks that each day is pretty much like any other. If the way you live isn’t consistent with what you believe, then it’s wrong. Try It Now. (E) To their own master, servants stand or fall. 13-14 Forget about deciding what’s right for each other. 28:19-20). 2-4 For instance, a person who has been around for a while might well be convinced that he can eat anything on the table, while another, with a different background, might assume he should only be a vegetarian and eat accordingly. 1:18–32). Many decisions in the Christian life don't come with absolute, yes-or-no, one-size-fits-all answers. We, of course, by the way we treat it or talk about it, can contaminate it. 5 One person considers one day more sacred than another;(F) another considers every day alike. (R) 14 I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. (AG), 22 So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Read More. In the early church, Christians often disagreed with each other and created problems for one another. Romans 14:19, ESV: "So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding." You’re certainly not going to permit an argument over what is served or not served at supper to wreck God’s work among you, are you? The Weak and The Strong. We, of course, by the way we treat it or talk about it, can contaminate it. But Romans 14 also teaches that Brother Sabbath must not bind his conviction up on others (vv. Romans 14:14 I’m convinced—Jesus convinced me!—that everything as it is in itself is holy. Your critical and condescending ways aren’t going to improve your position there one bit. Messages; About. Don’t you dare let a piece of God-blessed food become an occasion of soul-poisoning! (I) 9 For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life(J) so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.(K). 15-16 If you confuse others by making a big issue over what they eat or don’t eat, you’re no longer a companion with them in love, are you? Accept him, but not for the purpose of arguing with him. Conference Message. 15 sWewhoarestrongthaveanobligationtobearwiththefailingsoftheweak,andnottopleaseourselves.2 uLet… 10-12 So where does that leave you when you criticize a brother? It’s what God does with your life as he sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy. It’s what God does with your life as he sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy. It develops in us a steadfast faith with a Christlike attitude towards others. Paul (the writer of Romans) uses food as an example in these verses. Or why do you treat them with contempt? Your task is to single-mindedly serve Christ. Do that and you’ll kill two birds with one stone: pleasing the God above you and proving your worth to the people around you. Treat them gently. Romans 14:3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which … Remember, they have their own history to deal with. There are good reasons either way. Romans 14 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. By His living unto us. The Message Romans 14. Romans 14 says this is his right (verse 6) and that the other members at North Road must not look down upon him for doing so or force him to violate his conscience (verse 13). (L) For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. I’m convinced—Jesus convinced me!—that everything as it is in itself is holy. 17-18 God’s kingdom isn’t a matter of what you put in your stomach, for goodness’ sake. Sundays at Calvary. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, Ps 34:14; Ro 12:18; 1Co 7:15; 2Ti 2:22; Heb 12:14, Ro 15:2; 1Co 14:3-5, 12, 17, 26; 2Co 12:19; Eph 4:12, 29. First, let us notice the context. To be one with Him. None of us are permitted to insist on our own way in these matters. I said it before and I’ll say it again: All food is good, but it can turn bad if you use it badly, if you use it to trip others up and send them sprawling. Aug 24, 1980. John Piper Nov 13, 2005 138 Shares Sermon. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God;(G) and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. (B) 3 The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt(C) the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge(D) the one who does, for God has accepted them. 2-4 For instance, a person who has been around for a while might well be convinced that he can eat anything on the table, while another, with a different background, might assume he should only be a vegetarian and eat accordingly. 10 You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister[a]? John Piper Feb 21, 2001 10 Shares Sermon. Romans 14:19, KJV: "Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another." Your task is to single-mindedly serve Christ. Would you risk sending them to hell over an item in their diet? Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. In Romans 14:1—15:13, Paul addresses this issue. 1. Romans 14 does not say that Christians should go against their own conscience in order to accommodate believers who disagree. Here’s what you need to be concerned about: that you don’t get in the way of someone else, making life more difficult than it already is. 17-18 God’s kingdom isn’t a matter of what you put in your stomach, for goodness’ sake. Don’t eat or say or do things that might interfere with the free exchange of love. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Romans 14. Romans. Don’t eat or say or do things that might interfere with the free exchange of love. So tend to your knitting. We, of course, by the way we treat it or talk about it, can contaminate it. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Some manuscripts place 16:25-27 here; others after 15:33. Insofar as there is peace and order, it’s God’s order. That’s why Jesus lived and died and then lived again: so that he could be our Master across the entire range of life and death, and free us from the petty tyrannies of each other. If the way you live isn’t consistent with what you believe, then it’s wrong. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 4. There are good reasons either way. Here’s what you need to be concerned about: that you don’t get in the way of someone else, making life more difficult than it already is. Calvary Baptist Church. Children's Sermon Romans 14:1-12 Choices Made in Peace Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children's Sermons Hymn Lists Romans 14:1-12 Choices Made in Peace By Lois Parker Edstrom Suggestions: Play tug-a-war if appropriate to your setting and But the application is to many more things than just food. In his example he says that some Christians are stronger and some weaker than others. So live responsibly as a citizen. Romans 14:19 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 14:19, NIV: "Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification." (AF) 21 It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall. But if you’re not sure, if you notice that you are acting in ways inconsistent with what you believe—some days trying to impose your opinions on others, other days just trying to please them—then you know that you’re out of line. If there are corrections to be made or manners to be learned, God can handle that without your help. Romans - The Weak and The Strong. And where does that leave you when you condescend to a sister? If there are corrections to be made or manners to be learned, God can handle that without your help. In chapter 2 Paul says, however, that not only immoral people but also moral people are under God’s judgment (2:1–16). HOW THIS IS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED. We see from this that the points of dispute that were causing division were matters of little importance. ROMANS 14:1—15:13. For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables” (verses 1 and 2). (S) But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean. Romans 14 begins by telling us that some in the Church wanted to be vegetarians: “Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. When you sit down to a meal, your primary concern should not be to feed your own face but to share the life of Jesus. By His drawing us to Himself. Romans 14:8 If we live, we ... To use the mouth to speak for Him, the hands to work for Him, the feet to carry His messages. 9–16). Among them was vegetarianism (a subject not dealt with in the Old Testament). You’ve got your hands full just taking care of your own life before God. There are good reasons either way. Romans 14:17(NASB) Verse Thoughts. The Message Deluxe Gift Bible, Black/Slate Leather-Look, My First Message: A Devotional Bible for Kids, The Message: Solo - An Uncommon Devotional, NIV & The Message Parallel Study Bible Personal Size, Italian Duo-Tone, Dark Caramel/Black Cherry, The Message Large-Print Devotional Bible, softcover. 10-12 So where does that leave you when you criticize a brother? Paul moves from the problem of sin (Romans 1–3) to the solution provided in Christ (chs. When you sit down to a meal, your primary concern should not be to feed your own face but to share the life of Jesus. Christ commanded His followers to baptize every new Christian (Matt. Scripture: Romans 14:23. (V) 16 Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil. 1 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don't see things the way you do. II. Browse Sermons on Romans 14. On major issues, God's Word is clear. 13-14 Forget about deciding what’s right for each other. Would you risk sending them to hell over an item in their diet? This He has done and still does. 14 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. The Message; Romans 14 Romans 14. 10-12). 19-21 So let’s agree to use all our energy in getting along with each other. I’d say it leaves you looking pretty silly—or worse. Listen to or download a digital audio version of one of these messages or receive them via our podcast and feed. Justification by faith is the theme (1:16-17) and through chapter 11 this subject is developed. These, remember, are persons for whom Christ died. Our Team Our Story What We Believe Common Questions Facilities Contact Us. Here’s what you need to be concerned about: that you don’t get in the way of someone else, making life more difficult than it already is. If you’re irresponsible to the state, then you’re irresponsible with God, and God will hold you responsible. (M) 11 It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’(N) says the Lord,‘every knee will bow before me;    every tongue will acknowledge God.’”[b](O), 12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. And don't jump all over them every time they do or say something you don't agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. I’m convinced—Jesus convinced me!—that everything as it is in itself is holy. No one who has given up his name to Christ, is allowedly a self-seeker; that is against true Christianity. 6-9 What’s important in all this is that if you keep a holy day, keep it for God’s sake; if you eat meat, eat it to the glory of God and thank God for prime rib; if you’re a vegetarian, eat vegetables to the glory of God and thank God for broccoli. All governments are under God. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson. Eventually, we’re all going to end up kneeling side by side in the place of judgment, facing God. ... 14 I'm convinced—Jesus convinced me!—that everything as it is in itself is holy. Help others with encouraging words; don’t drag them down by finding fault. You’re certainly not going to permit an argument over what is served or not served at supper to wreck God’s work among you, are you? Romans 14:5 5 Or, say, one person thinks that some days should be set aside as holy and another thinks that each day is pretty much like any other. (Romans 14:1 NIV) That is very plain, isn't it? January 27, 2020. I’m convinced—Jesus convinced me!—that everything as it is in itself is holy. Scripture: Romans 14:16–19. 6 Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Glance through many Christian social media sites and you often discover a critical spirit surfacing and a judgmental attitude being fostered and yet Paul spends much of his time urging brothers and sisters in Christ, to live together in godly harmony. 2. Eventually, we’re all going to end up kneeling side by side in the place of judgment, facing God. 6-9 What’s important in all this is that if you keep a holy day, keep it for God’s sake; if you eat meat, eat it to the glory of God and thank God for prime rib; if you’re a vegetarian, eat vegetables to the glory of God and thank God for broccoli. Treat them gently. Blessed is the one who does not condemn(AH) himself by what he approves. Scripture: Romans 9:30–10:4. You’re fortunate if your behavior and your belief are coherent. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. 14 Accept the one whose faith is weak,(A) without quarreling over disputable matters. 5 Or, say, one person thinks that some days should be set aside as holy and another thinks that each day is pretty much like any other. Do that and you’ll kill two birds with one stone: pleasing the God above you and proving your worth to the people around you. 14:14-18 Christ deals gently with those who have true grace, though they are weak in it. Freedom – Romans 14:1-6. Do not reject him; do not ignore him; do not treat him in a second-class way. Romans 14:1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. God, after all, invited them both to the table. In order to answer our question let’s briefly notice what the Roman letter is about. (AD) All food is clean,(AE) but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble. What does Romans chapter 14 mean? John Piper None of us are permitted to insist on our own way in these matters. Messages. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. (AA), 19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace(AB) and to mutual edification. (U) Do not by your eating destroy someone for whom Christ died. Your critical and condescending ways aren’t going to improve your position there one bit. Apr 11, 1982. And don't jump all over them every time they do or say something you don't agree with - even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. It’s God we are answerable to—all the way from life to death and everything in between—not each other. The business of … And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand. Do you have any business crossing people off the guest list or interfering with God’s welcome? Romans 14:14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. Ebook: Lord of Glory. May God help each of us to inhale the fragrant vapors of Romans 14, to digest the principles of this magnificent narrative, and thus be willing to divest ourselves of our petty inclinations of self-interest for the ultimate goal of a larger population in heaven. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NEW NIV Study Bible Notes, Fully Revised Edition. And then he presses in even deeper, s… Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Cultivating Good Relationships 1Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don't see things the way you do. Romans 14:2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. So, each person is free to follow the convictions of conscience. 14 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. (T) 15 If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. So tend to your knitting. First 30-days on us! 14 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. But since both are guests at Christ’s table, wouldn’t it be terribly rude if they fell to criticizing what the other ate or didn’t eat? I said it before and I’ll say it again: All food is good, but it can turn bad if you use it badly, if you use it to trip others up and send them sprawling. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). It’s worth asking ourselves whether t… He then asks Christians not to cause one another to stumble (14:13-23). I’d say it leaves you looking pretty silly—or worse. Romans 14. Spiritual. So be sensitive and courteous to the others who are eating. 7 For none of us lives for ourselves alone,(H) and none of us dies for ourselves alone. 19-21 So let’s agree to use all our energy in getting along with each other. That’s why Jesus lived and died and then lived again: so that he could be our Master across the entire range of life and death, and free us from the petty tyrannies of each other. Romans 14. 2 One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. You’re fortunate if your behavior and your belief are coherent. Romans. Whatever Is Not from Faith Is Sin. Romans 14. 22-23 Cultivate your own relationship with God, but don’t impose it on others. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Paul's full and thorough presentation of the gospel in Romans, places the Christian pilgrim on a firm foundation. January 27, 2020. 2 One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. Preaching Zeal That Accords with Knowledge. (W) 17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking,(X) but of righteousness, peace(Y) and joy in the Holy Spirit,(Z) 18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval. Commentary on Romans 14:7-13 (Read Romans 14:7-13) Though some are weak, and others are strong, yet all must agree not to live to themselves. Scripture: Romans 9:30–10:10. Home; Messages; Thursday Evening 2012-2013 Study; Romans 14 Share Facebook Twitter link Copy Link Romans 14 Jeanie Cox • Mar 21, 2013. All rights reserved worldwide. 15-16 If you confuse others by making a big issue over what they eat or don’t eat, you’re no longer a companion with them in love, are you? It’s God we are answerable to—all the way from life to death and everything in between—not each other. We, of course, by the way we treat it or talk about it, can contaminate it. 13-14 Forget about deciding what’s right for each other. The motto of the Christian should be: “Compassion without compromise.” Feb 21, 2001. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. These, remember, are persons for whom Christ died. First, he deals with differences of opinion regarding rules about food and days (14:1-12). In chapter 12 the language changes and from a discussion of “doctrinal” themes Paul moves to a consideration of some “practical” matters. 23 But whoever has doubts(AI) is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.[c]. So be sensitive and courteous to the others who are eating. One example of how Romans 14 can be misapplied in this way concerns the centuries-old debate over baptism. So, each person is free to follow the convictions of conscience. THE CONTEXT. (AC) 20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. Calvary Baptist Church. 14 Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. Read it for yourself in Scripture: “As I live and breathe,” God says,    “every knee will bow before me;Every tongue will tell the honest truth    that I and only I am God.”. Believe in Your Heart That God Raised Jesus from the Dead Easter Sunday. Key Passage: Romans 14:1-15:13. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. And where does that leave you when you condescend to a sister? Do you have any business crossing people off the guest list or interfering with God’s welcome? Read it for yourself in Scripture: “As I live and breathe,” God says,    “every knee will bow before me;Every tongue will tell the honest truth    that I and only I am God.”. To the same purport (Romans 14:21) he recommends it to our care not to give offence to any one by the use of lawful things: It is good neither to eat flesh nor to drink wine; these are things lawful indeed and comfortable, but not necessary to the support of human life, and therefore we may, and must, deny ourselves in them, rather than give offence. Hi, ... and actually resulting in blasphemy of outsiders against the Christian message. The letter to the Romans itself recounts much of global redemptive history. 3–8) to how that solution applies in a practical way among God’s people (chs. Romans 14 tackles an issue as relevant for the modern church as it was for Roman believers in Paul's era. Don’t you dare let a piece of God-blessed food become an occasion of soul-poisoning! Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. God, after all, invited them both to the table. Romans 14:19(NASB) Verse Thoughts. But since both are guests at Christ’s table, wouldn’t it be terribly rude if they fell to criticizing what the other ate or didn’t eat? 22-23 Cultivate your own relationship with God, but don’t impose it on others. Dave Riddle - 1/26/20. It brings us, step by step, into spiritual maturity and holy living. But if you’re not sure, if you notice that you are acting in ways inconsistent with what you believe—some days trying to impose your opinions on others, other days just trying to please them—then you know that you’re out of line. Help others with encouraging words; don’t drag them down by finding fault. 4 Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? 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