-Therefore, this is not discussing matters of revealed truth. Eph. 16:2; Acts 26:9). becomes "evil." What do they provide us, and enable us to maintain? How could their "good" be "evil spoken of?" -15:3 - Christ is our example (Psa. dealing with matters of liberty which are indifferent to God. -Since we live and die to the Lord, we answer to Him. Jno. It confronts a variety of issues. 1. another to sin against their conscience (1 Cor. enjoined upon us all in Romans 15:2? The Bible Teaching Commentary on Genesis: Redemption Through the Scriptures: Great biblical and chronological study! stumbling-block before them. God. Leaders: Encourage your group to discuss what each of these passages is saying, instead of just reading them and moving on to the next one. participating in that liberty is clearly forbidden. -Weak in conscience, not in the revealed faith. already received (judged as righteous) His servants (regardless of their conduct)! -15:5-7 - As we receive one another in these areas, we are pursuing peace and What does it mean to put on Christ in Romans 13:14? than press it to the destruction of a brother. Acts 10:9-16). -v. 7-8 - The Christian lives and dies unto the Lord. QUESTIONS: What do we know about Roman society based on the 8:10; -We answer to Him - He approves - Therefore, nobody should disrupt Christian unity 14-21, esp. cf. 1. 8:10; 10:25-29). alike. Discussion Questions Romans 8:18-39 1. What does it mean that love is the fulfillment of the law in Romans 13:8? This is true because "God hath received him" In matters which are indifferent to God we are not to be judging one monumental sacrifice when we give up some little liberty for the sake of another's "strong," but he is aware of the weak. -No. To the same purport (Romans 14:21) he recommends it to our care not to give offence to any one by the use of lawful things: It is good neither to eat flesh nor to drink wine; these are things lawful indeed and comfortable, but not necessary to the support of human life, and therefore we may, and must, deny ourselves in them, rather than give offence. -NOT allowed to hold different opinions (faith) in matters which are sin / ], -For "stumbling-block," see 1 Cor. “I’ve been misbehaving, Doc, and my conscience is troubling me,” he complained. (C) What do the following verses reveal about the person and faith of Abraham? … not leave heaven's glory to walk the dusty, sorrowful, and sinful vales of this world in Was the American Revolution a violation of Romans 13:1-7? 9-11; Jude 3): -In Romans 14, "faith" is defined & used as personal scruples, b. -As a result, we can maintain hope in the face of trials. Return to Romans Chapters 6-10 Study Questions Romans Chapter 11. Paul’s prescription in this chapter is far from that … - v. 3), -cf. (3) Man is allowed to be fully assured in his own mind - 14:5. Even if this is true, it need not be appended to the end of the verse -In unity we can raise our voices in praise and adoration to God. of indifference (if we engage in its practice). What will result? -We will not quarrel over opinions (14:1) nor use our liberty when it causes 23:11}. ], 12. -We belong to and stand before the Lord, therefore, if we use a liberty of -His death, with His subsequent resurrection, enables Him to have ALL AUTHORITY All these 2)  The strong should not trample and abuse the weak, but rather, lift 5:9 (Jno. What is Paul's concluding commandment, and what should motivate us to obey |              FAITH, Things Commanded  |   Things forbidden           |     Things Allowed, 2 John 9-11; Jude 3 -14:10 - To do so is to take the place of God as judge of His people! (2) The Lord shall make him to stand in the day of judgment - 14:4. Devotional Questions – Romans 13:1-14 1. violate their conscience in the same activity. 69:9; point in this fourteenth chapter is somewhat different. For them to eat meat which had been sacrificed would cause them to be 2. The teacher's dream! Pastor Doug: Let me read this: One man esteems one day above another another man esteems every day alike. condition? What is the nature of the kingdom of God? "stumble" (act against their conscience). You can download it as a nicely formatted eBook (regular print size - pdf). -In context, would not this warning include despising/judging the liberties of our v. 4). -"The connection with the present discussion is not immediately obvious, and is Our task will be to understand what Romans 14:1-15:7 teaches and how it applies today. 13:14), 5. WINGS Child Abuse Website. (cf. 9:18-23 - Paul's refusal to accept wages from       1. Some refer back to verse 17, where he mentioned (cf. 427). Romans 14 - NIV: Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. 8:8-13). - v. 5-6           Regards the day - Is Paul saying it is wrong to use our liberty under any circumstance? 99. eating meat, and not in the truth that Jesus is the Christ." On Sunday we looked further into God’s prerogative and purpose in salvation. (1 Cor. These questions are put together as a study aid designed to lead a new believer or someone new to right division through the Epistle the Apostle Paul calls “My Gospel”. other. 8:7-13; 10:23-33), [In this section, the apostle points out the limit beyond which we are not to push 101. over indifferent matters. 2. I generally delete the answers to the review questions before printing the material and giving it to the students. - v. 20), -cf. (14:21; cf. 8:12). unauthorized by the gospel of Christ (Jno. Further, it is difficult to know whether Romans 7:14–25 refers to a …                                      |         Romans 14:1, Romans 14           || We’ll get mixed up if we think Romans 9 is about figuring out who God will choose to save. Trials and the Gospel. What did you take away from your reading and study of chapter 7? This is a good starting point to help us determine what is I. 18:36; Lk. discusses the matter of eating meat; but in the main the points of emphasis in the two And, This verse is a strong evidence that Romans 14 cannot be used to 3:21), 27. Maybe you have a question that the Bible doesn't seem to answer specifically. 98. Watch for similarities to Rom 13:11-14. - cf. Romans 3:1-8, which is difficult because the discussion is abbreviated so that it is difficult to trace the contours of the argument. among brethren over morally or doctrinally indifferent matters of personal opinion? 2. “I was thinking of something that would weaken my conscience.”113 In Romans 14the apostle Paul is dealing with matters of Christian conscience and personal convictions, especially as they relate to the relationships of the strong and the weak. Romans. Workbook on Romans Page #4 Bible Study Questions on the Book of Romans Introduction: This workbook was designed for Bible class study, family study, or personal study. What is a measure of faith (Romans 12:3)? (See Pulpit Commentary, Adam Clarke). cf. the whole point of this chapter is faulty. term here in Romans 14 (vss. If we think that we are making some and about which one is fully assured is acceptable before God). (Sin cannot be practiced "unto the Lord"! 19. (Rom 14:14-15) Destroying a brother makes a privilege wrong. 14:1; 15:1-2, 5-7; 1 Cor. In things indifferent, Christians should not condemn each other, Romans 14:1.Particularly with respect to different kinds of food, Romans 14:2-4.And the observation of certain days, Romans 14:5, Romans 14:6.None of us should live unto himself, but unto Christ, who lived and died for us, Romans 14:7-9.We must not judge each other; for all judgment belongs to God, Romans 14:10-13. Monday Night Bible Study Lesson 20 – Romans Chapter 14 QUESTIONS Day 1 - Review 1. Romans 14:1-15:13: Catering to the "weaker" brother or sister in the Lord for the sake of conscience (and here is a handout with a repeated discussion question which delved into a little more detail on matters of conscience, adiaphora) Roman Empire Questions and Answers - Discover the eNotes.com community of teachers, mentors and students just like you that can answer any question you might have on Roman Empire eating. Study Questions: Romans 4:1-25. Questions for Reflection and Discussion – Romans 8 1-14. "whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s" (14:8). Question: "What are the disputable matters in Romans 14:1?" Mk. not "fully assured," v. 5), the strong brother has laid a stumbling-block or We are studying Romans 8:1-14 for Sunday, May 12. 1:10-13; Eph. [In his context, it appears obvious that one such stumbling-block being laid before under consideration in Romans 14. (14:14, 20b; cf. 4. that liberty into doubt (14:1). Romans 14:1-12 Bible Study: Respecting Our Differences help us to understand how to think of and respect those that differ than us on unclear areas (interpreting and applying Bible passages in different ways). 12:3 - Helps us avoid arrogance in the body of Christ. fellowship with false teachers and much more has been advocated using Romans 14 (some -Sears one’s ability to discern right and wrong (1 Tim. III. Adultery (is such a one a "servant" of the Lord (v. 4); is this disputes. What type of sin is described in Romans 14:23? 1 Cor. Romans 12:1-21 . porates a series of questions specifically designed to help us engage the text of Romans in personal study and small group discussion, according to the H.E.A.R. As to date? 17. 15. Text of the Week - Questions. 3. Yet, Romans 14:1 says "receive" the -v. 12 - Each shall give account (answer to) God. What makes a person’s views “holy” and acceptable to the Lord (Romans 14:6)? Gen 12:1-9 . 1:10-13; Eph. Homosexuality (is it "unto the Lord?" -Obviously, two different sorts of "faith" are being discussed in Paul’s prescription in this chapter is far from that sought by the fellow just mentioned. of "doubt," 14:23; & as that which is personally held before God, 14:22. I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself; but to him who considers anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean. Even when God does bring adversity into our lives because of sin, it should not result in doubts concerning the love of God. -Therefore.....14:21 - Do not do anything that will cause your bro./sis. their liberty and one another. (15:7; 14:1). We                 2 John 9-11, 1. “And you want something that will strengthen your willpower?” asked the doctor. Discussion Questions for Romans 14:13-15:1. by Alex Brodine | Sep 8, 2020 | Apply. We must pursue this approach in our use of personal judgments over matters of conscience differ. -Motivation: Christ has received us (without reservation, completely, for our 14:13). What does worship mean? -The Lord is our judge - Not man....... -- So -- ........Stop 1. -14:14 - The use of one’s liberty becomes "unclean" (sinful) when ... (4:1) (O) Why do you think that Paul begins this chapter with a discussion of the faith of Abraham? What must the strong judge and avoid in order to promote peace among brethren? defilement of conscience occurs in optional matters like eating meats and observing days. Reflections on Romans 14 Archive of Comments and Discussions - Questions and Answers From All-Creatures.org By A. J. Fecko. 8:9-10, 13). indifferent before God)? Perhaps some Gentile converts, having been used to eating certain meats 274-275). 3. (14:10-12; cf. What kind of people are we told to accept (Romans 14:1)? 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. View HIST 1421 - AY2021-T2 24 December - 30 December Discussion Forum Unit 7 14.docx from ART HIST 1421 at University of the People. liberties. -"Or is offended, or is made weak" at the end of verse 21 is of propriety of eating meats, and therefore only eats herbs). It was latter reproduced in Guardian (cf. Of works. Acts 21:17-26). -By using our liberty when it causes one who doubts (is not fully assured in his (Romans 14:1—15:13) V. Application (cont.) (1 Ths. upon your brother! 14:8; {Verse 9 assigns a The text arises out of a transitional era in religious history, when many converts to Christ were passing from one great divine system … Receive - v. 1             || God-revealed subject) are not justified in doing so. He died to redeem us that He might be lord over "He that regardeth the day, regardeth [it] unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord … Websites about Workers, Friends, Meetings, Truth and 'No Name' Sect. Must not "judge" the strong (the Christian who in good 1:3-5). of truth is combined with assurance of heart in this person, so that no 4:3-5). (14:16-18; 1 Cor. Because his conscience is untrained, he has scruples, but he must be respected. 2 Jno. -O.T. It is His authority that all should regard in these matters. To do so is to disrupt unity and peace! The Life Core: Discovering the Heart of Great Training. -cf. •. Phil. -"This weakness in faith consisted in doubts as to the propriety of Those who appeal to Romans 14 to defend having fellowship with brethren who are in which they are not "fully assured"). stumblingblock, i.e., an obstacle in the way which if one strikes his foot against he is not accepted nor acceptable to God!). What ways are the strong and the weak brothers not to treat each other (Romans 14:3, 10, 13)? In this way we help to edify our fellow-Christians rather than putting a -No. eating is the weak one! Finally, at the end of each lesson there is a … since an idol is nothing, eating meats to "nothing" is not sin (1 Cor. "as unto the Lord" (v. 6-7). throughout Romans as Paul teaches us our lives fill a role in the larger church. Romans 14:14 When Paul speaks of nothing being unclean he is referring in the context to foods that are eaten (see verses 2,6,15,17,21,23). 1 Jno. that would lead a weaker person to eat against his convictions." one’s liberty. The material is written as a very in-depth commentary with over 600 pages. According to verses 3-4 - in the indifferent matters of personal conviction - God has Roy H. Lanier, Jr.). • 2. 2:10. As we moved further into Paul’s discussion of the “strong” and the “weak,” we took some time this week to focus on the strong. -The one judging (v. 10) is the weak (the one who doubts the What information is available as to authorship? Who is our example? One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. -cf. Romans chapter 14 is a complex segment of scripture that frequently is both misunderstood and abused. Discussion Questions. "faith" upon another (14:1, 5, 19). Why (Romans 14:11-12)? Do you think I would continue to live on the street? Rom. II. Discussion Questions for Romans 14:1-12. by Alex Brodine | Sep 1, 2020 | Apply. c.  Not compelled to try to persuade & change the "weak." BFF is now on Facebook! -Responsibility of the weak (herb-eater): a. 7:19; Acts 10:9-16; 1 Tim. weak in "faith.". -Helps us to avoid causing strife and conflict between ourselves when our It confronts a variety of issues. Green, Romans series, Gospel Anchor). To do so is to stir up strife and their liberty if its use emboldens the weak one to sin against his conscience (14:20-23; 1 -Therefore, dealing with matters which are indifferent before God. personal scruple against, thereby sinning against his/her conscience (1 Cor. having fellowship with sin! 2)  Do not despise or judge each other in such matters (14:3). What does this chapter teach us about the role of love in fulfilling the law and submitting to authorities? -14:21 - Hear is another affirmation of Paul's avowed denial of a liberty if by Given the context, how can the strong "bear the infirmities of the Have you ever seriously thought about giving a final account of your life? It is acting 8:7-11). In matters of personal liberty, whatever we do with doubt, without being "fully 7. Eric gave a word to the strong in four exhortations. DO NOT DESTROY A BROTHER FOR WHOM CHRIST DIED (14-18) 1. Rom. -v. 14 - Paul affirms the sinlessness of partaking of liberties in the first part TMB Book discussion board. None of us should live unto himself, but unto Christ, who lived and died for us, Romans 14:7-9. 1:3-5; Rom. Then we can obey 14:1; 15:1 and 15:6-7. 21. -The nature of the kingdom of God is spiritual (Jno. "to own completely, in the sense of both owning and controlling"....ruler.). How does this apply if there is no particular right or wrong way? 14. Judge - "To condemn, criticize, separate so as to 8:10-12; 10:28-33). List things you know about the author. nought," asv) in verses 3 and 10? -In overthrowing the faith of a Christian, we destroy the work of God. Study Questions on Romans INTRODUCTORY STUDIES 1. What makes all food clean for us to eat? 1. to complete the thought. the exercise of liberties (14:1-5), rather that freely accepting one another.               2 John 3. Write them in your own words. We must not judge each other; for all judgment belongs to God, Romans 14:10-13. 17:20-21); not What is the responsibility of the strong brother toward the weak brother? intended by the Holy Spirit. 1 Cor. -Helps us to develop respect for the personal opinions and consciences of others: -cf. unclean meat laws or to avoid eating meat previously dedicated to an idol. The Gentile Christians would consider their conduct as ... Read the following questions and answers. Please visit and join us in releasing God's powerful Word to our generation! meats to one's spiritual condition (Acts 10:14-15) as well as warn us not to use a liberty * Please notice how "offence" is used in verse 20 (same word "good" (v. 16), "clean" (v. 20), and that one can use his liberty and The use of the liberty per se is not the offence. (Regarding those who did not eat as foolish and ignorant.). Romans Background |Outline and Overview |. who eats meats, not doubting its propriety). 10:25-29). (cf. 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