December 19, 2021

Accepted by Christ, Accepting One Another

Passage: Romans 15:7-13
Service Type:
Romans 15:7-13

7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. 8 For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed 9 and, moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written: “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will sing the praises of your name.”
10 Again, it says,
“Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people.”
11 And again,
“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles;
let all the peoples extol him.”
12 And again, Isaiah says,
“The Root of Jesse will spring up,
one who will arise to rule over the nations;
in him the Gentiles will hope.”
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.


DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions
  What major Christmas themes do we find in this passage?
2.   How do these verses serve as a conclusion to Paul’s topic? In what ways do they look back over the entire epistle?
3.   How does Paul unify and motivate his readers?
4.   What do we learn about Christ from this text? Why did he come?
5.   What happens to unnecessary divisions when we are preoccupied with praising God for his mercy?
6.   How does Paul bring together the two themes of unity and hope? Why does neglect of one necessarily affect the other?
7.   How does Romans 15:13 give fresh direction to your prayer life?

References: Romans 1:16; Matthew 15:24; Luke 1:68-79; Genesis 12:3; Psalm 18:49; Deuteronomy 32:43; Psalm 117:1; Isaiah 11:10.


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