Glorify God Together
Glorify God Together
Circle within a circle illustration for Romans 14:1-15:13
-inner circle = Core beliefs we must agree on
-outer circle = what we can agree to disagree on agreeably
-outside the circle = what we all agree is Biblically wrong
-our upward relationships with Christ
-our side-by-side relationships with one another
-Follow Jesus = more unity/closeness with one another
I want listeners to glorify God together by following Christ’s example and striving for Christian unity
Follow Christ’s example
1. Live for the benefit of others vs 1-2
-bear the weaknesses of others
-they will never outgrow their weakness if we keep tearing
them down and flaunting our freedoms in Christ!
-please others, build them up
2. Notice how Christ lived vs 3
-He endured criticism
-He fulfilled scripture, lived it out, trusted it
3. Live in harmony to glorify God
-begins with prayer for one another! Vs 5-6 is Paul’s prayer
-Look at Christ to look like Christ!
-end goal= glorify God, not to be happy or be popular!
Accept one another
1. Remember how Christ accepted us! Vs 7
-Philippians 2:5 Adopt Christ’s attitude
2. Remember God’s plan vs 8-12
-God used the Jews to bring salvation to the Gentiles!
-God always planned to save the Gentiles!
-The Roman Church fulfilled prophecy!
3. Depend on God to create unity! Vs 13
-Paul prays for them again!
-Following Christ and glorifying God through unity will produce:
-overflowing hope empowered by the Holy Spirit!
Summary of Romans 14:1-15:13
1. Agree to disagree agreeably!
2. Practice Christian Freedom Carefully
3. Glorify God together!
How will you build up a weaker Christian this week?
How will your lifestyle attract people to Jesus and this local church family?
Is God leading you to give your life to Jesus Christ?
Is God leading you to belong to this church?
B: Bible book
2900 North Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
(260) 471-4704 www.StJoeCommunityChurch.org
Sunday Worship: 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM (Live cast at 10:30 am)
Sunday Kids Connection Classes (infants-5th grade): 10:30 AM
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study: 6:30 PM