Keeping the Unity of the Church

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Oct. 20

Sermon Outline

KEEPING THE UNITY OF THE CHURCH

Romans 14:1-15:13

Introduction:The missionary Paul addresses conflicts that threaten the unity of the church.These conflicts are over “disputable” matters, issues which are “non-essentials” to church life and which the Bible is silent or provides no clear principle.

I.____________________________ ONE ANOTHER (vv. 14:1, 3; 15:7)

A.How to Accept One Another (14:1-14)

* Do not _____________________ others

* Do not _____________________ others

* Do not try to ____________________others

B.Why Accept One Another (14:3-12; 15:7)

God has accepted themWe ___________________ to one another

Only Jesus __________________I’m responsible for myself

Only God knows the _____________________

II.______________________________ ONE ANOTHER UP (14:13-15:13)

A.How We Build Each Other Up

1.______________________ each person (14:15; 15:1-2)

2.Focus on what is important (14:17, 18)

3.Limit our _______________________ out of love (14:20-21)

4.Give encouragement (15:4)

B.The Reasons to Build Each Other Up (15:3-4)

1.The ________________________ of Christ

2._______________________ of Scripture

Conclusion:The results of accepting one another and building each other up is the _________________________________ of the church and glory is brought to God (15:5-13).