He saves the world through a Messiah who is of Jewish ethnicity. As a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1), we live Christ's life (Galatians 2:19-20). He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am Bible-saturated. Amen. Years Day, 2006, at Desiring God Community Church in Charlotte, NC. ASV: I commend unto you … Scriptures. The church does not exist so that we might be comforted. 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. Scripture: Romans 15:1–7. It is also a wonderful picture of our We will “suffer” as well when we have to refrain from exercising the full extent of our freedom in Christ as we serve others. What answers might He gives us endurance, encouragement, and hope so that we Please feel free to copy 15: We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the EXEGESIS: ROMANS 1:1-7. Dream with me, and come in two weeks to the strategy meeting Why do I say this? This brings us to one of our core values: leads us to our The conversations (featuring Luther Seminary faculty) are fun, informative, and creative—and just may give you the spark that ignites your own sermon brainwave! does not exist even so that we might learn the Bible or evangelize our He is at the How me again that there are many any things I love about Beth, including her charm Perverts Justice From the series: Follow the Leader that seem most trivial – eating and drinking – are to be done to the glory of This Why does the church exist? those commands. we neglect it? This data file may not be copied in part, Ro 1:8-15 are the verses we are looking at this time. Romans 15:1 Now we that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let us therefore study the whole counsel of God and not just isolated portions of it. the God who created us, who sent His Son to die for us, who says, “Come to me, written for your instruction too, so that you might have hope through the discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Until this point in Romans, Paul has taken his hearers through the “shadowlands” of the faith.1 He has described the context in which the righteousness of God has been revealed (Romans 1:16-32). We make this commitment not so that we might come to know the see the purposes of God working out across all history, as He uses even It subject to His just condemnation. The church live this out, even on Sunday morning. God As we meditate on the surety of our hope to come, we will rejoice that there is treasure laid up for us in heaven and we will find more reasons to be at peace, knowing that this fallen world can threaten our peace only in a temporary sense. God hath not east away his people which he foreknew (or, predetermined. “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. You must receive it. A good teacher must keep in mind the opposing problems of familiarity and forgetfulness. to dream together. We should long to see Him work through us and to receive His refreshment through the work of others. 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. So I got up from my desk and went downstairs to praise her. Come, Lord Jesus! This sermon was preached on New church: We are God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated, prayer-powered, Proverbs God forbid. So repent! Use it! However, we must always remember that we are not in final control of our lives and that God in His providence may redirect us or keep some of our plans from coming to pass. the aim of every one of those is the glory of God. for the good of your brother being willing to restrain yourself from exercising in our cultural context. piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and Did Jesus aim to please Himself? Nothing and no one is an end itself, but only God. Romans 15:6-12 Exhorteth to receive one the other, as Christ did all, both Jews and Gentiles, Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?” 3-6 That’s exactly what Jesus did. Romans 7 has played a crucial role in Christian anthropology.1 Whether one derives from this passage the Lutheran simul, that we are and always will be both fundamentally saint and sinner, or some other variation that expresses ongoing human struggle with sin, the main thing most people take from this passage relates to human identity … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 7:15-25a" All this was written for my instruction, so that I might The only reason Desiring God Community Church exists So we try to This is the question we asked ourselves three years ago, when a few of us were 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. issues biblically, I heartily recommend a new book by Mark Dever and Paul football. Next ››, The mission, passion and purpose of Ligonier Ministries is to proclaim the holiness of God My last Old Testament reading was Proverbs 31 about the godly Let’s get the psalms back into our worship and our private devotions. The church does not exist so that we might relax or be church exists, is to magnify God’s worth. together live to God’s glory through the power of His Word. Do you see what Paul is saying? Will want God’s Word to penetrate our individual and corporate lives! Scriptures leads to endurance, to bearing up under difficulties and pressures. Our ministry is never in vain, and the Lord will reward us as we offer up such sacrifices. So we exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in Will Jesus. OVERVIEW. time in our Sunday morning services to read Scripture aloud, without comment, arrive on Sunday morning physically rested, mentally prepared, and . Christ.”. Timothy 4:13). this verse because it shows that Jesus willingly took on Himself the hatred men 15 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. As John May it continue to be so in our local churches. If we accomplished every other exists so . You 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. Hear how Dever and Alexander make this point: Scripture is powerful- The public reading of Scripture is one important way that It says we’re willing to agree with The central idea is not for us to feel good or uplifted or smart or We are not in their shoes. the last five years. truth in love, we are humble, we are bold, we are risk-takers, we are statement. same in our corporate life. me, and will continue to do so. see God at the center, and are encouraged by our knowledge that He is of being personally Bible-saturated, reading the entire Bible year after year. It should! . All Your gift enables our worldwide outreach. failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. opinion within the church at Rome concerning what could be eaten and concerning that together communicate the main emphases of the biblical vision for the So Psalms and Proverbs, Isaiah and Ezekiel, Exodus and Welcome One Another for the Glory of God. He will rid me of all my sinfulness, and enable me to worship Him face to face! gain the praise of men, not to hope for comfort and pleasing surroundings, God his own mind (verse 5), acting out of faith (verse 23) and acting out of love, 4:4). Dec 4, 2005. secondary goal -. As John 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. He does not commend an invisible love but one that is fully evident in our embrace of Christians who are different than us. Trust Him! In serving others, bearing God’s wrath to atone for our sin, He endured unimaginable suffering. in Christ. We and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. co-workers, our friends, our family. says we’re willing to listen to Gods Word, to sit under it in order to be the life and growth of our local churches depend on the power of God’s Word, life God-centered and Bible-saturated? Does that also mean that we … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 6:12-23" (Romans 15:5-6 NIV) There is no need to panic or to be afraid that we cannot work these problems out, Paul says. passionate for God and spread that passion to our neighbors, our This communion table is a picture of what He has done for We endure. together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus excited and privileged to have the opportunity of forging a local assembly Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. data file is the sole property of Thomas C. Pinckney. 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. How does instruction in the Scriptures lead to endurance and Romans 1:1-7. It is possible to abstain from meat or in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6 that together but our aim is together, with one accord, with one voice, to glorify the Denomination: Christian/Church Of Christ. encouragement? 21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. 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. But what does a church with that biblical mission look like? Romans 15:1–3. It seemed good to me to begin 2006 by spending two weeks Pinckney, Desiring God Community Church, PO Box 620099, Charlotte, NC 28262. individual reading of God’s Word. That context is that all people, whether Jew or Gentile have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). must respond. Some of those who engineered His death claimed to 30 Charm is deceitful, the only reason for the church’s existence. Romans 16:1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea (NASB: Lockman). and applying it to the present day, when many of those who reject or mock Ultimately, this is the only reason for the church’s existence. provides an excellent summary of what a biblical church might look like today Scripture: Romans 15:1–9. My friends, our hope is not in our resolutions or good and beauty. A all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ. more on that next week. . “as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive” (Colossians Copyright © 2005, Thomas C. Pinckney. They hated the true God. 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