In the final verses of Romans 15, Paul has a prayer request of the church at Rome. I think there is a lot we can learn from his prayer request to them. First, lets look at verse 30.
Romans 15:30 “Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the [...]
I would like to revisit Romans 15:20-29 which I wrote about yesterday. I was thinking more of this passage of Scripture and I believe there is something else which can be learned from it.
First, lets note verses 22 and 23:
Romans 15:22,23 “For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming [...]
In Romans 15:20-29, Paul tells the church of Rome how he longs to visit them. He has preached in places where the Word of God had not yet penetrated. The crux of this passage is in verses 20-22.
Romans 15:20-22 “Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, [...]
All Christians, weak and strong, need spiritual guidance. We need a preacher who is guided by the Word of God, and guided by Jesus Christ to give us admonition. Paul addresses these things to the church of Rome who he writes the book of Romans to.
Romans 15:14 “And I myself also am persuaded [...]
In the verses leading up to Romans 15:8, Paul instructs Christians to be united in their glorification of God the Father. This is accomplished by the reading and the studying of God’s Word.
In Romans 15:8-14, Paul explains how Jesus Christ by His ministry has made it possible for Christians to be united. Verses [...]
In Romans 15:4-7, Paul instructs Christians to be like-minded one with another. Let’s review these instructions in light of the comments he had made in the previous chapter; namely, that we should “give in” to our weaker Christian brother so he doesn’t falter.
The entire goal of Paul as I see it is to [...]
I recall an acronym several years back for the word JOY. How to be joyful was to put these in this order: Jesus, then Others, then You.
Jesus should be first in our lives no matter what. He is our perfect example of how to live our lives. That is the very definition of [...]
There are some serious consequences that a Christian faces when he does things which hinders other Christians. Paul explains these in the final verses of Romans 14.
Leading up to 19, Paul explains to Christians that we ought to live our lives not only how the Holy Spirit leads us to, and how the [...]
Paul talks in Romans 14:14-18 about the elements of sin and how it relates to our fellow Christians.
All Christians struggle from time to time understanding what is permitted by the Bible and what is not. What we should do, where we should go, what we should eat and drink, and so forth. It [...]
In Romans 14:7-13, Paul explains how we are not to judge our fellow man. When we stand before God on judgment day, it is not our fellow man that we will be held accountable for. We will, as Paul phrases it, give account of himself to God.
It is easy for us to compare [...]