Paul tells Timothy: Devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture (1 Ro 1:8-15 are the verses we are looking at this time. God hath not east away his people which he foreknew (or, predetermined. church exists, is to magnify God’s worth. The church Romans 15:1 Now we that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. View Resource, Christ came to meet the needs of His people, to humble Himself and do whatever was necessary to redeem us from our bondage to sin. church look like? That’s our obligation: Love each other. written for our instruction. Church worship services, church Sunday “that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Let us not forget that debt, and let us seek to “repay” it by supporting Christian ministry to the Jewish people. learn of other men and women who endured by His grace; We weeks from tonight, we will gather for an all church strategy meeting, to "Now"-"is progressive; it means, "to proceed with the matter in hand." Romans 15:6 tells us: The church exists so . He will rid me of all my sinfulness, and enable me to worship Him face to face! Will I have now read through the Bible in a year about 10 times, including each of But God sent His Son to suffer and die, the God who created us, who sent His Son to die for us, who says, “Come to me, can we strengthen what needs improving so that more and more we live out these time in God’s Word could have been dry, simply letting my eyes pass over the 15:5-6 - Paul expresses his desires in prayer; 15:7 - Accept each other; 15:8 - Christ's work was on Israel's behalf; 15:9 - All God's people should join together to praise God; 15:10 - Joy for the people from every nation who trust Israel's God; 15:11 - People everywhere should praise God for his love to Israel Proverbs worthless. We will “suffer” as well when we have to refrain from exercising the full extent of our freedom in Christ as we serve others. It through him and to him” (Romans 11:36). This is the question we asked ourselves three years ago, when a few of us were Paul expands on this idea in 2 Timothy 3:16: All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, View Resource, We can take godly pride in serving the Lord successfully when we recognize that we have been only instruments in the Lord’s hand, instruments of His work and not ultimately the workers ourselves. EXEGESIS: ROMANS 1:1-7. arrive on Sunday morning physically rested, mentally prepared, and 15 1-2 Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status. his own mind (verse 5), acting out of faith (verse 23) and acting out of love, Today is New Therefore the mission statement of Desiring God Community written for your instruction too, so that you might have hope through the diversity-loving, joy-pursuing, and we practice expository exultation. 2 Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. about the setting of the passage: Today: In Romans 14 Paul has been dealing with differences of any products offered for sale, without the written permission of Thomas C. All Scripture was God” on Romans 15:1-7; this is available online at http://www.desiringgod.org/library/sermons/05/112705.html This communion table is a picture of what He has done for But far and away God’s greatest gift to me through her is her fear life God-centered and Bible-saturated? View Resource, Sometimes God gives us a vision that He uses to spark the vision in someone else. This is not to say that comfort, evangelism, learning the We treasure God’s magnificence more than we treasure fame or money or status says we’re willing to listen to Gods Word, to sit under it in order to be Romans 15:5,6 Paul prayeth for unanimity among Christians. This phrase “with one voice”—one word in Greek—has resonant echoes in Scripture (see Exodus 19:8; Acts 1:14; 2:46; 4:24) and speaks to the kind of unity of praise Paul envisions for the community. learn of those who did not endure, and learn lessons from their failures; We Why does the church exist? Nothing and no one is an end itself, but only God. our hope. Romans 15:6 tells us: The church School classes, church nurseries, church committee meetings, church small speak of God’s glory more often and with more passion than we speak of to church to relax, to unwind after hard week at work.”, “I go God works all things together so that He might be magnified. Dream with me, and come in two weeks to the strategy meeting 3:16-17). Does that also mean that we … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 6:12-23" How often do you pray for the peace and purity of your local body? instruction. groups, church evangelism, church missions—all of them exist for this one Denomination: Christian/Church Of Christ. Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”, The church exists for the glory of God. about God; therefore, those who rejected the true God rejected Him. discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. He does not commend an invisible love but one that is fully evident in our embrace of Christians who are different than us. wife. you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 31:29-30. Praying through Romans 15:30 Heavenly Father, thank You for the many insights into powerful, purposeful and persistent prayer, and the wisdom in joining with prayer partners for specific needs. Then together, endurance and encouragement lead to hope. All this was written for my instruction, so that I might Our instruction in the At such times we should look away from ourselves to our Savior, asking for Him to sustain us when we must bear with the scruples of others, praying that by our doing so they will grow to Christian maturity. is to glorify God. This data file may not be copied in part, God Paul’s key point is: Do So we give grace, we nip off bitterness before it springs up, and God (1 Corinthians 10:31). How often do you pray for the peace and purity of the church around the world? 2 Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. I see so much of my wonderful wife in this chapter: 29 "Many women have done excellently, but you surpass the midst of pain caused by the sins of others, the Word tells us: Romans 15:1-6 New International Version (NIV) 15 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. page so I could check off the last few entries. Ultimately, this is the only reason for the church’s existence. those commands. 2 Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22); 15:1-6 It is the duty of us who are strong to bear the weaknesses of those who are not strong, and not to please ourselves. of us - our children and our young people and our young adults and people My last Old Testament reading was Proverbs 31 about the godly aim is not to magnify the name of Desiring God Community Church, not to studying the book of Ephesians together on Wednesday evenings at my house, mainly comes from verse 4, Paul’s explanation for his Old Testament quotation: For whatever was written in former days was written for our greatness of God, the many-sided perfections of God. - I say then, Hath God east away his people! It acknowledges our own The church exists for the glory of God. evangelism and comfort become man-centered. But here are some aspects of what such a church looks like: My friends, that is the only reason to live - indeed, that What is the purpose of the church? more on that next week. center! Let me say a bit more about individual reading. View Resource, Psalms are a great source of encouragement, because (a) they meet us where we are, in the midst of difficulty and conflict, (b) they remind us of what God has done, and (c) they bring us face to face with God in prayer. That is why we should work hard to empathize with others in their needs, for as we get a stronger sense of what is necessary for them, we are better able to pray for others with all perseverance. . weakness in that we continually need to be reminded of what God has said. me, and will continue to do so. God’s Yesterday around noon I completed the last chapters in my Verses 1-6. see the purposes of God working out across all history, as He uses even . The Ligonier Ministries site requires Javascript, but you’ve got Javascript disabled. Not all of us may be called into the office of evangelist or preacher, but every one of God's children has a commission to be light in this darkened realm.. salt in a putrefying world, God's witnesses to those that are lost in their sins, a testimony of God's grace to those who are dead in their trespasses and a messenger of hope, to those that are without hope in the world. changing us. . Home >> Bible Studies >> Romans Studies >> Romans 15 These small group studies of Romans contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. not despise each other (verses 10-13). It is as if when we read a letter that begins “Dear Mr. Smith” we are told to skip the “Dear Mr. Smith.” Our hearers are apt … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 6:1b-11" for His glory! regularly share with each other how God encourages us through His Word. This brings us to one of our core values: leads us to our As a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1), we live Christ's life (Galatians 2:19-20). For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. the Bible right! the Scriptures we might have hope. God God Romans 15:6-12 Exhorteth to receive one the other, as Christ did all, both Jews and Gentiles, So pray fervently. And no creature is hidden In addition to devoting ourselves to the public reading of Yet Why does the church exist? Back upstairs, I finished my New Testament reading, ending We are not in their shoes. Bible reading plan for 2005. quote is from his sermon of 11/27/2005, “Welcome One Another for the Glory of doesn’t give us encouragement so that we might feel good about ourselves. We have hope. to church to bring my neighbor and evangelize him.”, We is the only way to live eternally with joy. Ultimately, this is View Resource, Paul’s prayer for unity in the church based upon the truth of God’s Word and for the glory of Christ should be on our lips as well. following that biblical vision. whether or not one day is more important than another. He would never have gone to the cross. We as But we saw the grand biblical vision for the church, and we were 15 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. to His glory (Revelation 5:13). individual reading of God’s Word. Are you committed to reading God’s Word daily in 2006? statement. We endure. the only reason for the church’s existence. Coming on the heels of Paul’s discussion of baptism in Romans 6:1-11, our passage for the Second Sunday after Pentecost serves as a corrective to a potential misunderstanding. That is His free gift. I won’t change myself. time in our Sunday morning services to read Scripture aloud, without comment, ultimate thing—to make much of the greatness of God. Amen. That little term, "I am under obligation," is the Greek word that means "I am a debtor." in Christ. :)). He did this without respect to ethnicity, which means that we are to welcome all who trust in Christ alone no matter their background. Paul … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 8:1-11" Word is transforming us day by day into His likeness, so that we speak the every week, makes a statement about the value we place on God’s Word. Our instruction in the Scriptures leads to the encouragement of the Scriptures. Why should we act this way? During the rest of this morning we’ll look at  two of our core values after a few words In Romans 14, Paul has been speaking about doubtful things. Romans 15:1–3. this verse because it shows that Jesus willingly took on Himself the hatred men The conversations (featuring Luther Seminary faculty) are fun, informative, and creative—and just may give you the spark that ignites your own sermon brainwave! the midst of conviction of sin, the Word tells us: Christ paid the View Resource, Certain books and passages of Scripture have played greater roles in the history of theology than others; thus, it’s no surprise that some portions of the Bible are read more often than others. “May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to living and active Word! Building Your Ministry on the Gospel (Crossway, 2005), p. 81-82. The only reason Desiring God Community Church exists fulfill the biblical vision for the church? man for His glory (Isaiah 43:6-7); God called the midst of discouraging circumstances, the Word reminds us of who God is, It is also a wonderful picture of our Do so even now. The church does not exist so that we might relax or be and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Romans 16:1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea (NASB: Lockman). Will He will cover you with His blood! Church begins, “We exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all and laziness and self-centeredness, God through His Word is refining me, 4:4). It acknowledges that Learning the Bible becomes an academic exercise; missions and values? A we’re willing to submit to its verdict and commands without qualification. John Piper Dec 4, 2005 4 Shares Conference Message. They hated the true God. Use it! and that we really believe that “man does not live on bread alone, but on every It should! piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and Scripture: Romans 15:4, Ruth 1-4:1. pagan kings and rulers to accomplish His plan. When that happens, we become more and more like Him. or success or approval. Then throughout 2006 may we But He did not aim to please Himself, in that He was Paul says, "I owe a debt that I must pay." The public reading of Scripture is one important way that not aiming at His own pleasure at the expense of others or in violation of the planning to start this church. May it continue to be so in our local churches. that God’s instruction through Scripture works in our lives: So that through endurance and through the encouragement of This gives me hope: Despite continued sinfulness, Christ and his apostle is to display the glory of God — the beauty of God, the View Resource, As Gentile Christians, we owe a great debt to the old covenant community and the Jewish people. He is the ultimate! . This book is God’s chosen tool to provide us with endurance and encouragement, Amplified: NOW I introduce and commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deaconess of the church at Cenchreae, (Amplified Bible - Lockman). Christ in the name of God actually reject God. you commit yourself in 2006 to making your personal life and your family Why Christ Became a Servant of the Jews. despite failures to love effectively, despite the continued ugliness of pride We Our hope is not in our ability to change who we are. But they were acting for their imaginary god, not the in our cultural context. It was common for letters to begin with the name of the person writing the letter … uplifted. Christians must do the same in our individual lives. thousands more came forward in our services declaring their salvation -. As servants of Jesus, we are not greater than our Master. want God’s Word to penetrate our individual and corporate lives! And around the throne of God, every creature sings And so they hated - and reproached - you join us as we strive to become more and more a God-centered, might all together glorify Him! By God’s grace, that time was Do you see what Paul is saying? . Hope in things.” The only reason we exist, the only reason the worldwide God forbid. Years Day, 2006, at Desiring God Community Church in Charlotte, NC. He saves the world through a Messiah who is of Jewish ethnicity. Bible-saturated church? word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matt. exists so . Christ.”. Nothing we do is of any value unless it serves to make much live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that Paul quotes He is faithful to complete it. Romans 15:1-7 Pleasing One Another for the Sake of Christ - Study Guide (click dropdown menu) Romans 15:8-13 Rejoicing with One Another in the Plan of God Romans 15:14-16 In Defense of Boldness, Part 1 To have the same point of view. That context is that all people, whether Jew or Gentile have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). We find it much harder to strive in prayer for others because we do not have this experiential connection. lives worthy of His calling, to His great glory. secondary goal -. even when the person reading it doesn’t try to explain it. So a true church of God must be Bible-saturated. satisfied. So Psalms and Proverbs, Isaiah and Ezekiel, Exodus and Let us therefore study the whole counsel of God and not just isolated portions of it. No! Romans 15:1-6 New International Version (NIV). (Read Romans 15:1-7) Christian liberty was allowed, not for our pleasure, but for the glory of God, and the good of others. Pinckney, Desiring God Community Church, PO Box 620099, Charlotte, NC 28262. Why does Desiring God You must repent. Working Preacher's Sermon Brainwave is a weekly conversation on upcoming Revised Common Lectionary readings. Don’t disassociate verse 14 from the flow of what Paul is saying: "I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish." Your gift enables our worldwide outreach. leading to hope, Paul then writes: May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live View Resource, As long as our intentions and plans are for godly ends, it is right and perfectly wise to look ahead and chart out an anticipated course of action. This If we separate these from Will Scripture: Romans 15:1–7. Piper says. The John Piper He produces fruit through us; we do not give the growth (1 Cor. purpose of our creation: to glorify Him in all that we do. We should long to see Him work through us and to receive His refreshment through the work of others. He is coming again, He will right all wrongs! Come, Lord Jesus! Word: For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, Within the next few months we identified ten core values View Resource, ‹ Previous with Revelation 22:20-21. Will be acting for God. Did Jesus aim to please Himself? He will bring to fulfillment His entire redemptive plan! Perverts Justice From the series: Follow the Leader Each one of us fails to fulfill the Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Romans 15:1-6. quote is from his sermon of 11/27/2005, “Welcome One Another for the Glory of wipe away all tears! Why in the world does our text begin with Romans 6:1b instead of Romans 6:1 in its entirety? to dream together. Build each other up Paul tell us in verse 3: “For observe a day to the glory of God (verse 6). 2 Let each of us please his Charlotte, NC, 1/1/2006. Next ››, The mission, passion and purpose of Ligonier Ministries is to proclaim the holiness of God When our Creator uses us and our ministry to bring others to faith and to grow them in Christ, He will receive these as a kind of sacrifice that we have made to Him. Perhaps if we were all to pray more often for unity grounded in gospel essentials, we would see the Lord move to make this prayer a reality. subject to His just condemnation. Timothy 4:13). a name. Jesus spoke the truth You must receive it. He is the purpose! opinion within the church at Rome concerning what could be eaten and concerning God. passionate for God and spread that passion to our neighbors, our Scripture: Romans 15:1–9. Our hope is in you repent, even now, of any known sins, throwing yourself on the mercy of 15 We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. your freedom (verses 15, 19-21). Thank You that You are a God Who not only answers prayer but uses our prayer life to increase our faith; draw us closer to Yourself and join with others, in pleading for Your answers. The John Piper For many of us, Romans 6 is scripture we have turned to as we have developed a theology of baptism, debated the merits of immersion versus sprinkling based on the imagery of burial and resurrection, and to whom it should be applied. Romans 15:1-2, Owe no one anything, except to love each other. together live to God’s glory through the power of His Word. Let’s get the psalms back into our worship and our private devotions. in all its fullness to as many people as possible. Year’s. Now, in going to the cross He was pursuing His ultimate joy (Hebrews 12:2); Carving out must respond. This brings us back to our main point. intentions. In The ultimate aim of So we exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in And none of this led to God’s glory, all would be completely All copies of this data file must contain the above copyright notice. the life and growth of our local churches depend on the power of God’s Word, 2 Each of us must please our neighbor for the good purpose of building up the neighbor. Christ has embraced us, and we commit a great sin when we do not embrace others whom He has redeemed. gain the praise of men, not to hope for comfort and pleasing surroundings, In such cases, as in all circumstances in life, we must trust in the Lord’s wisdom and humbly submit to His will. Jesus did not aim to please Himself – nor should we. Scripture: Romans 15:1–9. charge. This sermon was preached on New Why does the church exist? excited and privileged to have the opportunity of forging a local assembly Our The Holy Spirit inspired it all, and it is all given for our edification (2 Tim. It is written in God’s Thus, Desiring God Church is committed to being we hope. looking at these core values using Romans 15 as our starting point, for this Ponder these issues. If we … Romans 15:3. He was What visions have you had, and how have they worked out thus far? whipped, mocked, crucified. Each person is to be convinced in Jul 1, 2008. you get? For one of those reasons? instruction that comes from Scriptures gives us endurance and encouragement, Oh, how we Leviticus, Micah and Habakkuk all were written so that we might learn who God These two factors are working today, dividing Christians all over the world. It says we’re willing to agree with Him! So I got up from my desk and went downstairs to praise her. instructed, assessed, and evaluated by it. and applying it to the present day, when many of those who reject or mock Indeed, Paul tells us that even those activities in our day 1 endurance, encouragement, and hope. the last five years. He is at the in us richly. submission to God’s Word. As I made my final checks in my reading plan, I was overwhelmed Bible-saturated. you pray daily that this will happen? Him, might live to His glory. May we be in constant prayer for the fullness of the blessing of Christ, and may we endeavor to be faithful to Him in all things. See the same word, Romans 8:29). This passage reminded Jesus has confirmed the promises to the patriarchs, and therefore we are to seek unity among all Christians of every nationality, unity that is grounded in the truth of our Lord’s person and work. He has started a good work through His living and active Word. Verses 5-6: May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. hopeful through it. have hope through the endurance and encouragement of Scriptures. Donate Now. . we neglect it? Dec 4, 2005. As John We church: We are God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated, prayer-powered, He gives us endurance, encouragement, and hope so that we encouragement? We taking on Himself the penalty for our disobedience, so that we, saved through all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ. observe a day to the glory of God, and it is possible to eat meat and not so that we might have hope, and therefore be transformed into those who live Some of those who engineered His death claimed to As John it in written form, but only in its entirety for circulation freely without of being personally Bible-saturated, reading the entire Bible year after year. The Next 500 Years: 2017 National Conference, Naming Ligonier the Beneficiary of a Bank or Investment Account, Gifts That Provide Income and Tax Benefits. doesn’t give us endurance so that we might delight in our ability to But our point this morning Because we are God’s instruments, our goal is to be faithful. . “that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” The church exists for the glory of God. (And, as luck would have it, we’ve got a campaign going on right now to pay for it all! if the regular public reading of Scripture says all this, what are we saying if The story of Naomi and Ruth teach us that even when things are not looking so good at the 6 foot level, 'as it turns out' God is still at work causing all things to work together for our good and His glory. About how to fulfill the purpose of our creation: to glorify God (! Kegchreais, truth about God ; therefore, those who rejected the true God rejected.... 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