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Don’t you dare let a piece of God-blessed food become an occasion of soul-poisoning! (P), 13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment(Q) on one another. 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. The business of … 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? Scripture: Romans 9:30–10:10. 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]. ... 14 I'm convinced—Jesus convinced me!—that everything as it is in itself is holy. You’ve got your hands full just taking care of your own life before God. Don’t you dare let a piece of God-blessed food become an occasion of soul-poisoning! Scripture: Romans 14:16–19. 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. 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. Try It Now. We, of course, by the way we treat it or talk about it, can contaminate it. 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. 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? Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 7 For none of us lives for ourselves alone,(H) and none of us dies for ourselves alone. (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). So, each person is free to follow the convictions of conscience. Read More. 4. (E) To their own master, servants stand or fall. Don’t eat or say or do things that might interfere with the free exchange of love. 14 Accept the one whose faith is weak,(A) without quarreling over disputable matters. The motto of the Christian should be: “Compassion without compromise.” 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. All rights reserved worldwide. Preaching Zeal That Accords with Knowledge. So tend to your knitting. I’m convinced—Jesus convinced me!—that everything as it is in itself is holy. But the application is to many more things than just food. To be one with Him. It’s what God does with your life as he sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. 13-14 Forget about deciding what’s right for each other. Read more Share Copy Show footnotes A service of Faithlife / Logos Bible Software. 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. 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. Help others with encouraging words; don’t drag them down by finding fault. 28:19-20). John Piper Aug 24, 1980 434 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. Aug 24, 1980. John Piper Feb 21, 2001 10 Shares Sermon. 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. Many decisions in the Christian life don't come with absolute, yes-or-no, one-size-fits-all answers. 19-21 So let’s agree to use all our energy in getting along with each other. Scripture: Romans 14:23. Among them was vegetarianism (a subject not dealt with in the Old Testament). 5 One person considers one day more sacred than another;(F) another considers every day alike. Feb 21, 2001. Listen to or download a digital audio version of one of these messages or receive them via our podcast and feed. If the way you live isn’t consistent with what you believe, then it’s wrong. 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. (Romans 14:1 NIV) That is very plain, isn't it? 19-21 So let’s agree to use all our energy in getting along with each other. (AD) All food is clean,(AE) but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble. These, remember, are persons for whom Christ died. 4 Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? Romans 14. And then he presses in even deeper, s… Romans 14. Romans 14 does not say that Christians should go against their own conscience in order to accommodate believers who disagree. Hi, ... and actually resulting in blasphemy of outsiders against the Christian message. Calvary Baptist Church. It develops in us a steadfast faith with a Christlike attitude towards others. Your critical and condescending ways aren’t going to improve your position there one bit. 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. 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. Your task is to single-mindedly serve Christ. 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. Eventually, we’re all going to end up kneeling side by side in the place of judgment, facing God. Don’t eat or say or do things that might interfere with the free exchange of love. For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables” (verses 1 and 2). Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). In Romans 14:1—15:13, Paul addresses this issue. Romans - The Weak and The Strong. 14 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. (AG), 22 So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. The second half of Romans 1 tells us of God’s righteous wrath upon unbelieving Gentiles (Rom. One example of how Romans 14 can be misapplied in this way concerns the centuries-old debate over baptism. Would you risk sending them to hell over an item in their diet? By His living unto us. Sundays at Calvary. 15 If you confuse others by making a big issue over what they eat or don't eat, you're no longer a … Romans 14 tackles an issue as relevant for the modern church as it was for Roman believers in Paul's era. Romans 14:19, KJV: "Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another." 2 One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. Your task is to single-mindedly serve Christ. If the way you live isn’t consistent with what you believe, then it’s wrong. We, of course, by the way we treat it or talk about it, can contaminate it. Paul (the writer of Romans) uses food as an example in these verses. Romans 14:17(NASB) Verse Thoughts. 22-23 Cultivate your own relationship with God, but don’t impose it on others. 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. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Romans 14. Blessed is the one who does not condemn(AH) himself by what he approves. First 30-days on us! Accept him, but not for the purpose of arguing with him. None of us are permitted to insist on our own way in these matters. Help others with encouraging words; don’t drag them down by finding fault. 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. If you’re irresponsible to the state, then you’re irresponsible with God, and God will hold you responsible. Whatever Is Not from Faith Is Sin. 9–16). 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? Romans. 14 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. 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. 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. 17-18 God’s kingdom isn’t a matter of what you put in your stomach, for goodness’ sake. Messages; About. (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. Romans. All governments are under God. 1:18–32). Spiritual. Romans 14:19, ESV: "So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding." 14 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. So be sensitive and courteous to the others who are eating. Paul's full and thorough presentation of the gospel in Romans, places the Christian pilgrim on a firm foundation. These, remember, are persons for whom Christ died. Eventually, we’re all going to end up kneeling side by side in the place of judgment, facing God. Romans 14:19(NASB) Verse Thoughts. This He has done and still does. January 27, 2020. Scripture: Romans 9:30–10:4. 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. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. So live responsibly as a citizen. And where does that leave you when you condescend to a sister? 22-23 Cultivate your own relationship with God, but don’t impose it on others. There are good reasons either way. (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. Paul moves from the problem of sin (Romans 1–3) to the solution provided in Christ (chs. (L) For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. II. In his example he says that some Christians are stronger and some weaker than others. 8 If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. 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." 1. (AA), 19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace(AB) and to mutual edification. First, let us notice the context. ROMANS 14:1—15:13. But Romans 14 also teaches that Brother Sabbath must not bind his conviction up on others (vv. 10-12). (T) 15 If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. It brings us, step by step, into spiritual maturity and holy living. Romans 14:14 I’m convinced—Jesus convinced me!—that everything as it is in itself is holy. 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. 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? Insofar as there is peace and order, it’s God’s order. 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. 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. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. In the early church, Christians often disagreed with each other and created problems for one another. If there are corrections to be made or manners to be learned, God can handle that without your help. 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). I’d say it leaves you looking pretty silly—or worse. 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. 3–8) to how that solution applies in a practical way among God’s people (chs. 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. Believe in Your Heart That God Raised Jesus from the Dead Easter Sunday. (U) Do not by your eating destroy someone for whom Christ died. First, he deals with differences of opinion regarding rules about food and days (14:1-12). Romans 14. 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.”. Our Team Our Story What We Believe Common Questions Facilities Contact Us. Romans 14:2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. 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. There are good reasons either way. Calvary Baptist Church. Dave Riddle - 1/26/20. 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. 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. 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. You’ve got your hands full just taking care of your own life before God. By His drawing us to Himself. Duly constituted authorities are only a threat if you’re trying to get by with something. 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? 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? 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. Justification by faith is the theme (1:16-17) and through chapter 11 this subject is developed. 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. John Piper January 27, 2020. HOW THIS IS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED. (S) But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean. 14 Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. (AC) 20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. Your critical and condescending ways aren’t going to improve your position there one bit. Do you have any business crossing people off the guest list or interfering with God’s welcome? Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NEW NIV Study Bible Notes, Fully Revised Edition. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand. (R) 14 I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. It’s what God does with your life as he sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy. We, of course, by the way we treat it or talk about it, can contaminate it. 10-12 So where does that leave you when you criticize a brother? Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson. We see from this that the points of dispute that were causing division were matters of little importance. If there are corrections to be made or manners to be learned, God can handle that without your help. God, after all, invited them both to the table. What does Romans chapter 14 mean? The letter to the Romans itself recounts much of global redemptive history. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. In chapter 12 the language changes and from a discussion of “doctrinal” themes Paul moves to a consideration of some “practical” matters. I’m convinced—Jesus convinced me!—that everything as it is in itself is holy. Key Passage: Romans 14:1-15:13. 15 sWewhoarestrongthaveanobligationtobearwiththefailingsoftheweak,andnottopleaseourselves.2 uLet… Browse Sermons on Romans 14. It’s worth asking ourselves whether t… Messages. Treat them gently. (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. He then asks Christians not to cause one another to stumble (14:13-23). 13-14 Forget about deciding what’s right for each other. 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. Conference Message. Some manuscripts place 16:25-27 here; others after 15:33. 17-18 God’s kingdom isn’t a matter of what you put in your stomach, for goodness’ sake. 6 Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. And where does that leave you when you condescend to a sister? The Message; Romans 14 Romans 14. In order to answer our question let’s briefly notice what the Roman letter is about. Apr 11, 1982. So be sensitive and courteous to the others who are eating. 14:14-18 Christ deals gently with those who have true grace, though they are weak in it. 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. 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 John Piper Nov 13, 2005 138 Shares Sermon. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. Freedom – Romans 14:1-6. 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. Treat them gently. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. None of us are permitted to insist on our own way in these matters. Do you have any business crossing people off the guest list or interfering with God’s welcome? Romans 14:1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. In chapter 2 Paul says, however, that not only immoral people but also moral people are under God’s judgment (2:1–16). Christ commanded His followers to baptize every new Christian (Matt. I’m convinced—Jesus convinced me!—that everything as it is in itself is holy. Do not reject him; do not ignore him; do not treat him in a second-class way. (V) 16 Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil. So, each person is free to follow the convictions of conscience. 2. It’s God we are answerable to—all the way from life to death and everything in between—not each other. 2 One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. Or why do you treat them with contempt? On major issues, God's Word is clear. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Ebook: Lord of Glory. 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. THE CONTEXT. 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. 13-14 Forget about deciding what’s right for each other. Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. (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. I’d say it leaves you looking pretty silly—or worse. Cultivating Good Relationships 1Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don't see things the way you do. 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. There are good reasons either way. 10 You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister[a]? You’re fortunate if your behavior and your belief are coherent. You’re fortunate if your behavior and your belief are coherent. Home; Messages; Thursday Evening 2012-2013 Study; Romans 14 Share Facebook Twitter link Copy Link Romans 14 Jeanie Cox • Mar 21, 2013. Would you risk sending them to hell over an item in their diet? Romans 14:3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which … 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.”. The Weak and The Strong. 1 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don't see things the way you do. 10-12 So where does that leave you when you criticize a brother? God, after all, invited them both to the table. The Message Romans 14. So tend to your knitting. 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. 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