• Accept One Another      7-9-17    Bob Hentrich    

    Romans 15:7

     “to accept,” literally means “to receive.”

    To grant admission into your heart.”

    Romans 15:1-7

    We who are strong ought to bear with the failings, of others, and not simply to please ourselves,”

    “Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up,”  

    “For,” even Christ did not please Himself, but as it is written,” “‘The insults of those who insult you have fallen upon Me.’

    For everything that was written in the past, was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”

    May the God who give endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus,”

    so that with one heart and with one mouth you may glorify God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

    “Therefore, accept one another just as Christ has accepted you, in order to bring glory to God.”

    •  “Favoritism.”

    2 Corinthians 5:16 “So, from now on, we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.”

    New American Standard, “Therefore, from now on,” the apostle Paul writes, “I will regard or judge no man according to the flesh.”

    James chapter 2:1-5

    My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism. Suppose a man comes in your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man with shabby clothes also comes in.

    “If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, ‘Here’s a good seat for you,’” hear the favoritism? “But you say to the poor man, ‘Um, you stand over there or, uh, on second thought, sit on the floor next to my feet,’

    have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

    “Listen, my dear brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised those who love Him?”

    • prejudging.

    Luke 6:37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

    •  “mind reading.”

    I Corinthians 4:5 “Therefore, judge nothing before the appointed time and wait until the Lord comes, He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.”





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