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Living the Gospel Freely -- Acceptable to God, Approved by Men

October 28, 2018 Series: Romans: Unashamed of the Gospel

Scripture: Romans 14:1– 15:13

 

I. Identification of freedom problems.
     A. Groups
          1. The strong
          2. The weak
     B. Attitudes
          1. Contempt
          2. Judgmental

II. Instruction of freedom lessons.
     A. Stronger ought to accept the weaker – v. 1
     B. Realize God accepts both – v. 3
     C. All believers have the same Head – v. 4,8,9
     D. Be fully convinced in your mind – v. 5b
     E. We are inter-related in the Body – v. 7
     F. We are all accountable to God – v. 10-12
     G. Keep the proper focus – v. 17-19
     H. Make the proper choices – v. 20
     I. Remember our obligation – 15:1,2

III. Illustrations of freedom Grace.
     A. Jesus, our example – 15:3
     B. Unity of the Body – 15:5-7
     C. Teaching of the Word – 15:4, 8-12
     D. Power of the Spirit – 15:13

Next Steps:

  • Think clearly and biblically about what is disputable!
  • Make God and His kingdom priority over liberty!
  • Keep Romans 15:5,6 the ultimate objective!

 

10 Biblical Questions to Ask & Answer!!!

  • Expedience – will it be spiritually profitable? 1 Corinthians 6:12
  • Edification – will it build me up? 1 Corinthians 10:23
  • Excess – will it slow me down in the race? Hebrews 12:1
  • Enslavement – will it bring me into bondage? 1 Corinthians 6:12
  • Excuse – will it hypocritically cover my sin? 1 Peter 2:16
  • Encroachment – will it violate my conscience? Romans 14:22,23
  • Example – will it help others learn of Christ? Romans 14:14,15
  • Evangelism – will it point others to Christ? Romans 14:16-18
  • Emulation – would it be Christlike? 1 John 2:6
  • Exaltation – will it glorify God? 1 Corinthians 10:31

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