Live by Faith

Sermon #32 | Living Proof                       Romans 15:1-13 | Todd Malone | October 11, 2020

 

Introduction

Romans 15:1-13 wraps up the main body of Romans. Paul continues his exhortations about relating to one another when we disagree on debatable issues. He also takes us back to the first section of Romans, showing the interconnection between our relationships with one another and the gospel.

The Passage’s Point: The Roman Christians were to reveal the gospel through harmonious relationships.

 

1. Harmonious relationships require support in our weaknesses. [15:1-6]

 

 

 

 

 

2. Harmonious relationships require acceptance in differences. [15:7-13]

 

 

 

 

 

3. Harmonious relationships reveal the Gospel.

 

 

 

 

 

The Principle: Your relationships reveal your gospel.

 

 

The Passage’s Point: The Roman Christians were to reveal the gospel as they supported and welcomed those Christians with whom they disagreed.

 

 

Implication for Today: We must proactively seek harmony with Christians of different convictions on the debatable issues coming up approaching the election.

 

 

 

 

Responses

 

· Study: I will rewrite Romans 15:1-13 in my own words.

· Repent: I will identify one relationship where I have allowed a debatable issue to keep me from supporting or welcoming that person. I will confess this as sin to the Lord.

· Believe: I will memorize Paul’s prayers in verses 5-6 and 13.

· Follow: I will ask one person who holds a different conviction why they hold it with the goal of understanding, not debating.