Live by Faith

Sermon #30 | Living with Gray                                Romans 14:1-12 | Todd Malone | September 27, 2020

 


Introduction
Paul turns to another way that believers must be transformed. One of the major sources of division between Christians is our opinions on issues where Scripture is not clear. Paul shows that believers must value unity with one another more than their own opinions on disputable issues.

 

The Passage’s Point: In disputable matters, be convinced in your own mind and allow others to do the same.

 

  1. Disputable Matters

 

 

 

 

  1. Creating Division

 

 

 

 

  1. Maintaining Unity

 

 

 

 

  1. The Reason for Allowances

 

 

 

 

The Principle: Unity trumps opinion.

 

 

The Passage’s Point: In disputable matters, be convinced in your own mind and allow others to do the same.

 

Implication for Today: Guard unity with those Christians who disagree with you about the social issues dividing our country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responses

 

  • Study: I will rewrite Romans 14:1-12 in my own words.
  • Repent: I will acknowledge where my opinions have contributed to division and confess this as wrong.
  • Believe: I will pray for the confidence that God’s judgment is sufficient in disputable matters.
  • Follow: I will seek the forgiveness of those I have not welcomed because we disagreed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversation Starters

 

  • What disputable matters have you seen divide Christians?
  • Why is it sometimes hard to hold a conviction about a disputable issue and allow others to hold a different conviction?
  • What examples do you have of Christians maintaining unity while disagreeing over disputable issues?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Week’s Passage: Romans 14:13-23