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The Gospel Revolution

Date: December 18, 2011

Speaker: Paul Martin

Series: The Gospel Revolution

The Gospel Revolution Part 7: Gospel Freedom for True Unity

Romans 14: 1-15:7

 

1. The types of Christians who need to be unified

      a. The weak in faith (2,5,6)

      b. The strong in faith (2,4,5,6)

2. The situation that threatens unity

3. The temptations towards division

      a. The weak are tempted to condemn the strong (3, 10-12)

      b. The strong are tempted to treat the weak with condescension (3, 10-12)

4. The burden on the shoulders of the strong to keep the church unified

      a. Do not despise the weak (1)

      b. Make sure you are holding personal convictions not just miming traditions (5, 22-23)

      c. Fully embrace the weak (1)

      d. Use your Gospel-freedom to deny your freedoms in order to love weak (14:13, 15-16,19-21; 15: 1-3)