Saturday, October 22, 2016

Homiletics - Romans 14


Contents (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture):  Where?                                                                Who?

1
1-2
Accept one whose faith=weak w/o quarreling; One faith allows eat anything, another (weak) only eats veggies.
2
3
One who eats everything not treat w/contempt one who doesn’t, one who doesn’t mustn’t judge one who does, God accepted them.
3
4
Who are you to judge another’s servant? To their master they stand or fall, L can make them stand.
4
5-6
One considers one day more sacred, another considers every day alike.  Each fully convinced.  Whoever regards 1 day special, does so to L; whoever eats meat, does so to L, whoever abstains, does so to L & gives thx.
5
7-9
None lives/dies for selves alone; we live/die for L, we belong to L; this why Christ died/ret’d to life so He be L of living & dead.
6
10-12
Why you judge bro/sis? Why you treat w/contempt? We’ll all stand before G’s judgmt seat; every knee bow before me/every tongue acknowledge G; each will give acct to God.
7
13
Stop judgmt on another, not put obstacle in way of bro/sis.
8
14
Fully persuaded in Jesus, nothing unclean in itself, if anyone regards unclean, for them it is.
9
15
If bro/sis distressed bec what you eat, you no acting in love; do not by eating destroy someone for whom C died.
10
16-18
Do not let what you know as good be spoken of as evil; koG not matter of eating/drinking, but righteousness, peace, joy in HS, bec who serves C this way=pleasing to G, rec’s human approval.
11
19-20
Make every effort do what leads to peace/mutual edification; don’t destroy work of G for food; all food=clean but wrong to eat what causes someone to stumble.
12
21
Better not eat meat/drink wine or do anything that cause bro/sis to fall.
13
22
Whatever you believe about these, keep betw you & G; blessed is on who doesn’t condemn self by what he approves.
14
23
Whoever doubts is condemned if they eat, bec eating not from faith; everything that doesn’t come from faith=sin.

 


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

1
1-6
Faith and doing so to the Lord
Principle:
What you think of me is none of my business.
2
7-18
Judgment
Principle:
Judgment belongs to God alone.
3
19-23
Do what leads to peace in faith
Principle:
Sacrifices to keep others from stumbling leads to peaceful living.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

Paul cites weak faith in eating, stumbling and sin.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMATK it is wrong to judge fellow believers and cause them to stumble because their faith is weak.

 

Application:

1
How might you accept one whose faith is weak without quarreling?
Why might one who has weak faith eat only vegetables?  What might one with strong faith eat?
When have you been tempted to treat one who doesn’t eat as you do with contempt?  How did you refrain from doing so?
How can God accept both the one who eats anything and the one who doesn’t?
What do you do as to the Lord?
2
How do we live and die for the Lord?
Why did Christ die?
Why do we judge our brother s and sisters in Christ?
Why do we treat our Christian siblings with contempt?
When you stand before God’s judgment seat, what account will you give to Him?
What action will you take this week to stop judging others?
How will you refrain from putting obstacles in the way of others?
Without naming names, share an example of someone who regards something as unclean, so for them it is.
How might your eating habits destroy someone for whom Christ died?
How will you obey “do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil”?
What is the kingdom of God all about?
What does the service of one who pleases God look like according to 14:18?
3
What effort will you make this week to do what leads to peace and mutual edification?
How might one destroy the work of God for food?
What sacrifice are you willing to make to avoid causing a brother or sister to stumble?
How could you condemn yourself by what you approve?
According to 14:23, what role does doubt play in sin?
How can you be assured that your eating is from faith?

 

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