>Wine - Without additional information, it is impossible to know In things indifferent, Christians should not condemn each other, Romans 14:1. 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). Instead, it is -14:6-8 - b. -Weak in conscience, not in the revealed faith. "strong," but he is aware of the weak. So, he will be especially speaking to "the strong" here. weak in "faith.". -v. 5 - Another illustration: Honoring a day as special versus seeing all days 2:10 - Each Christian is a work of God, created for good works. What does it mean that we are not to cause others to stumble? Looking for Revival? Why are we not to judge our brothers and sisters (Romans 14:10c)? of indifference (if we engage in its practice). 8:7-13; 10:23-33), [In this section, the apostle points out the limit beyond which we are not to push with respect to the herb-eater?) Introduction. meats to one's spiritual condition (Acts 10:14-15) as well as warn us not to use a liberty (14:19; Faith (14:1, 5, 22-23; 15:7; cf. If it is, - v. 6). How does it relate to serving others and being part of a community? "The real value of a knowledge of any history is the Romans. DEFINING THE PROBLEM: DOUBTFUL DISPUTATIONS - 14:1-12. And the observation of certain days, Romans 14:5, Romans 14:6. (Moses E. Lard, Commentary on Romans, 414), FAITH Toleration for the use of instrumental music in worship, Paul asks two questions in Romans 14:10. 9-11; Jude 3): -In Romans 14, "faith" is defined & used as personal scruples, nobody has a God-given right to try to change our mind or disrupt our unity by calling Jno. 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). -Since we live and die to the Lord, we answer to Him. Question: "What are the disputable matters in Romans 14:1?" 5. The Truth - Church of the Friends and Workers. Paul declares that the old Mosaic distinctions are abolished in Christ. -14:17 - The nature of the kingdom should teach us the inconsequential nature of 14:4,10-12. "THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS" Chapter Fourteen OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING THIS CHAPTER 1) ... (14-23) A. They insist that Romans 14 should be appealed to as a basis for "Christ did You can download it as a nicely formatted eBook (regular print size - pdf). (That is, welfare, let's try measuring our effort by the cross of our Lord!" We are bought with a price. 4. followed Him all the way to the cross! since an idol is nothing, eating meats to "nothing" is not sin (1 Cor. -The nature of the kingdom of God is spiritual (Jno. What reasons are given for submitting to civil government (Romans 13:1-2)? 12:3 - Helps us avoid arrogance in the body of Christ. Gen 12:1-9 . "good" (v. 16), "clean" (v. 20), and that one can use his liberty and Romans Study Questions 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”. 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). -NOT allowed to hold different opinions (faith) in matters which are sin / Adultery (is such a one a "servant" of the Lord (v. 4); is this judgments over matters of conscience differ. 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. We must pursue this approach in our use of personal 7-8). What is Paul's concluding commandment, and what should motivate us to obey (14:4). What is meant by "judge" in verses 3-4 and 10? -14:21 - Hear is another affirmation of Paul's avowed denial of a liberty if by {Herod of Jesus - Luke Instead, the attributes to nurture which constitute the Even if this is true, it need not be appended to the end of the verse Text of the Week - Questions. 1:10-13; Eph. judging one another! Perhaps some Gentile converts, having been used to eating certain meats “I’ve been misbehaving, Doc, and my conscience is troubling me,” he complained. Green, Romans series, Gospel Anchor). physical (eating and drinking (cf. 18. 17:20-21); not (15:5; 2 Cor. Therefore, cf. God’s design. (There were very likely Jewish Christians who felt compelled to observe certain 8. and practice that we can differ in doctrine and still be united in Christ - has lifted 7. What warning is given in Romans 14:15, 20-21? Reflections on Romans 14 Archive of Comments and Discussions - Questions and Answers From All-Creatures.org By A. J. Fecko. It is designed to help you discover, through personal study and group discussion, the incredible riches of God’s Word, and to help … (Regarding those who did not eat as foolish and ignorant.). (Lard, 426), 16. 8:29). -Eph. The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead urge students to study to understand Scripture. What is meant by "despise" ("set at what problem must the weak in conscience, the herb-eater, overcome and avoid with respect BFF Homepage | Top | About us | Pray for us | BFF's Approach | BFF Store | BFF RSS | Topics | OT | NT. Allow God to be God – Romans 14:7-12. -14:3 - Whether you eat or abstain is inconsequential to God! Why is violating one's 8:10; 10:25-29). (1 Cor. Some ate only herbs, lest they might eat meat that had 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. Neither their liberty and one another. Discussion Questions for Romans 14:13-15:1. by Alex Brodine | Sep 8, 2020 | Apply. This is not so much a commentary as it is an exploration of another way of considering the situation that is being addressed in Romans 14. these passages. participating in that liberty is clearly forbidden.             || -The violation of one's conscience in acting against one's personal convictions. (15:7; 14:1). are not final, nor will any one either stand or fall by them." a similar context to describe the use of liberty which results in causing another to Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. (1 Ths. weak brother to "eat" (that is, engage is the same activity about which he is This article sets out some things which are not matters where God has given us the right to choose. What is the responsibility of the strong brother toward the weak brother? To whom is it addressed (1:7)? Learn about the first steps of discipleship! 12. In addition to these questions we are providing an article on Romans 14 entitled "Faith and Opinion: A Study of Romans 14" by Roy H. Lanier. Questions for Reflection and Discussion – Romans 8 1-14. - v. 5-6           Regards the day - Romans 12:1-21 . 3) The person who uses his liberty (or abstains from it due to lack of assurance) Scriptures typically quoted from the New American Standard Bible unless noted: -14:3 - "God hath received him" (the one who eats) - God has having fellowship with sin! It confronts a variety of issues. "as unto the Lord" (v. 6-7). - cf. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal Bible study. be "happy" (v. 22). We must, too. -PROBLEM: In context, "the weak" is the one who: -Does not eat meat - 14:2, 6. 1)  Pleasing God - 2 Cor. It was latter reproduced in Guardian c. The strong (14:1-2; cf. In Romans 14 the 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. Describe the two views Christians have toward treating certain days as holy days (Romans 14:5). 4:4-5). (Romans 14:1—15:13) V. Application (cont.) List some things you know about this church and about the city where it was located. Was the American Revolution a violation of Romans 13:1-7? order to please Himself. defilement of conscience occurs in optional matters like eating meats and observing days. Why is it considered by some to be the “chief” book of the New Testament? 25. and private conviction -- We will all stand before the Lord and be judged! "drinking." then Paul is wrong when he says using the liberty is "clean" (v. 14), knee shall bow) and all shall confess that God is righteous and just. Why/why not? 11. Romans 20. A holy life is one which does what pleases God. another to sin against their conscience (1 Cor. Are we supposed to press our personal liberty upon a brother (i.e., try to The material is written as a very in-depth commentary with over 600 pages. -In a context describing the conscience of a Christian over matters of opinion righteousness (6:17-18). What condition is put upon the way we accept them (Romans 14:1b)? appeared in The Spiritual Sword in January, 1993. "whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s" (14:8). liberties), let us give ourselves to the task of not laying stumbling-blocks before each sacrifices. [We will see the same application of the 14:1; 15:1-2, 5-7; 1 Cor. How will understanding this       1. 8:4, 8). (cf. For them to eat meat which had been sacrificed would cause them to be 2:10), -Some say, "the church," which ought to be built up (14:19). -cf. -cf. -It is sin because it is a direct violation of a personal conviction. not leave heaven's glory to walk the dusty, sorrowful, and sinful vales of this world in What is one of the compelling reasons why we are forbidden to stir up strife 7:18-23). 2. 2. 3. -On the basis of indifferent matters before God (right in and of themselves -- God Nobody lives and dies to himself - eating meat, and not in the truth that Jesus is the Christ." 1 Cor. Is all service to others sacrifice? dedicated to idols, feared to eat any meat, lest they honor an idol in so doing. of them, had not entirely broken away from the law of Moses. Week 5: Romans 8:14-17a . As to date? 17. over the living & the dead.....in heaven and on earth (Matt. To whom does Paul refer in Romans 3:9 when he says, "Are we better than they?" the whole point of this chapter is faulty. Our task will be to understand what Romans 14:1-15:7 teaches and how it One position is intensely legalistic and structured, and if you do not agree … The Christian Jews, at least, many Please visit and join us in releasing God's powerful Word to our generation! How does the nature of the kingdom Introduction.This series examines Paul's letter to the Romans, a letter than addresses a wide variety of topics including sin, salvation, faith, obedience, righteous living, revenge and civil government, and getting along with other Christians. Justification by faith is the theme (1:16-17) and through chapter 11 this subject is developed. (Jno. What information is available as to authorship? Answer: Members of the church in Rome were united in their faith in Jesus Christ, but the apostle Paul recognized a division between the Jewish and Gentile believers among them. BFF is now on Facebook! Read Romans 12:1-8. 17:20-21; 1 Cor. Cor. 3.                                        ||       2. 23. 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. Romans 14 is misunderstood and misapplied when it is used as a spiritual “gag order,” requiring Christians to keep their differing opinions to themselves or to dissuade them from engaging in profitable discussion. to his own master he standeth or falleth. brethren?! brethren are now pressing this sort of use of Romans 14) . "faith" upon another (14:1, 5, 19). conscience’ sake does not eat meat). enjoined upon us all in Romans 15:2? 2. 5:13-15, 20). meat that the law declared unclean. Prompts UNITY.....Paul point!! 8:10; 10:28-29). What is the "work of God" in Romans 14:20? TMB Book discussion board. Rom. - 2:1-3), -Our God is a God of patience and comfort. So, whether we live or die, we belong … 5:9 (Jno. 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. ], -For "stumbling-block," see 1 Cor. How does this affect the use of our 17. On Sunday we looked further into God’s prerogative and purpose in salvation. The Life Core: Discovering the Heart of Great Training. -Responsibility of the weak (herb-eater): a. On Sunday we looked into an obscure squabble in the church at Rome in order to consider a very important issue for our church. conscience could eat meat, "asking no questions," 1 Cor. In fact, the one - cf. before the judgment seat of Christ" (14:10). than press it to the destruction of a brother. DO NOT DESTROY A BROTHER FOR WHOM CHRIST DIED (14-18) 1. 1 Cor. (14:17; cf. (v. 7). meat-eater will be approved in the judgment day, for his action is one of indifference, Receive not - v. 10, 2. one who deems it to be unclean for himself is persuaded to nevertheless participate in the All these (14:13; cf. In matters which are indifferent to God we are not to be judging one (15:6; 11:36; 16:27; Eph. 2)  Do not despise or judge each other in such matters (14:3). 14:2, 5, 23. As a Christian, Paul has no scruples about food or drink or days. How could their "good" be "evil spoken of?" -14:6 - Here, whether one regards a day or not, or eats meat or not, when done What does it mean to put on Christ in Romans 13:14? 1. In Corinthians he warns brethren against eating meat under 1:3-5; Rom. Must not "judge" the strong (the Christian who in good 2) This is where each of us are to let the matter stay - In the fully-assured mind upon your brother! perhaps the more eloquent for that very reason. Whether you are just beginning your new life with Christ, or have been a Christian for many years, this study guide is for you. therefore he stands (is approved) before God (14:4, 6), before himself (not "We shall all stand (14:3, 10, 13), 13. QUESTIONS: What do we know about Roman society based on the 8:7-13; 10:23-33, where it is used in 18:36; Lk. the God of patience and of comfort grant our plea of unity! Answer: Members of the church in Rome were united in their faith in Jesus Christ, but the apostle Paul recognized a division between the Jewish and Gentile believers among them. 2:10. Dan. Jno. We should not do any thing by which a weak brother may be stumbled or grieved; lest we destroy him for whom Christ died, Romans 1… discusses the matter of eating meat; but in the main the points of emphasis in the two another’s private opinions and using that judgment as a basis for our fellowship! foolishness. His servants as they walk by faith. We are not to judge the 9-11). one’s liberty. -(This cannot be someone who is violating revealed truth - sinning! (Whiteside, Romans Study Questions. 14:5, 14, 20, 22). 8:7-11). Also, it makes it easier to give up a liberty rather -Paul is not saying it is wrong to use your liberty under every circumstance, else For whom does the Christian live and die? Whether "strong" or "weak," what is which is inconsequential to God (14:3-4). 1 Cor. Because of His resurrection, He exercises rule over us. -PROBLEM: In context, "the strong" is the one who: -Was "set(ting) at nought" (looking down on) those who didn't eat -14:4 - God has already received the meat-eater. Yet if your brother is grieved because of your food, you are no longer walking in love. "strong." mind, v. 5, 23) to participate and thus violate their conscience, our "good" 99. 21. How does this affect the use of our liberties? Differences can          before God (1 Cor. {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. with that knowledge so as not to defile his conscience in matters of liberty. (cf. 4:3-5). 1) "That which he approved" ("alloweth") - One must put his -As a result, we can maintain hope in the face of trials. Because his conscience is untrained, he has scruples, but he must be respected. condemn, to hold at arms length.". Home >> Bible Studies >> Romans Studies >> Romans 13 These small group studies of Romans contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. -v. 14 - Paul affirms the sinlessness of partaking of liberties in the first part It confronts a variety of issues. 2. 7. 1:8, 16<<, 20. our liberty in Christ. Truth Meetings Board. Searching for God (seriously) Who's Who on the TMB. "Faith" below, and # 4). Is this optional? in the area of liberty, i.e., matters which in and of themselves are indifferent before How does understanding our position as children of God help us to appreciate the sufferings and glory that we get to share in? 2) The "faith" discussed here is the assured use of one's liberty - -Therefore, no one has the right to come along now and judge (condemn) his meat -"Good," in context, is eating meats. -In overthrowing the faith of a Christian, we destroy the work of God. (cf. stumblingblock, i.e., an obstacle in the way which if one strikes his foot against he institutionalism, denominationalism, homosexuality, adultery, divorce and remarriage, meat - 14:3, 10. I generally delete the answers to the review questions before printing the material and giving it to the students. -Grant them to be of the same mind according to Christ Jesus (15:3; 12:16). 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Unfortunately, some are not content to apply Romans 14 only to matters 2. 6. - cf. of God make eating or abstaining from meats inconsequential to one's true spiritual He is long-suffering toward His people 1. - v. 9. that would lead a weaker person to eat against his convictions." 1. propriety of eating meats, and therefore only eats herbs). the "work of God" is "the brother for whom Christ died" (14:15); cf. 16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hardto be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction'. the Corinthians was an application of this principle - which Paul often applied to himself (Lord - Ownership; b.  Despise (set at nought) - "To count as nothing;" Comforting Questions (Romans 8:31-39) ... We will then look at the text a question at a time, exploring each question, ... and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him (James 5:14-15). Pastor Doug: Let me read this: One man esteems one day above another another man esteems every day alike. What is the nature of the kingdom of God? WEAK -Motivation: Christ has received us (without reservation, completely, for our 8:8-13). Of works. -Being fully assured in one's own mind (cf. (Rom 14:14-15) Destroying a brother makes a privilege wrong. weak?" 69:9). - v. 3), -cf. It is a personal conviction over a matter 2. 3:21), 27. 1 Jno. List things you know about the author. out of "doubt" instead of full assurance. -The only way to "be of the same mind one with another according to Christ -His death, with His subsequent resurrection, enables Him to have ALL AUTHORITY 7:19; Acts 10:9-16; 1 Tim. To do so is to disrupt unity and peace! (14:5; 14, 20; cf. View HIST 1421 - AY2021-T2 24 December - 30 December Discussion Forum Unit 7 14.docx from ART HIST 1421 at University of the People. 23:11}. to save some. The text arises out of a transitional era in religious history, when many converts to Christ were passing from one great divine system … -The Lord is our judge - Not man....... -- So -- ........Stop intended by the Holy Spirit. 28:18). The old adage, in matters of faith, unity; in matters of opinion, liberty; in all What attitude should brothers in dispute have toward each other - why (Romans 14:1)? What do you think you will need to give an account for? Ought - Moral obligation exists - 14:1, 13, 20-21. personal scruples (opinions) before we receive him -- We are to completely abstain from Particularly with respect to different kinds of food, Romans 14:2-4. character of the kingdom are righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 9. "to own completely, in the sense of both owning and controlling"....ruler.). How are you fairing? 8:11). >>Wine - Without additional information, it is impossible to know In things indifferent, Christians should not condemn each other, Romans 14:1. 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). Instead, it is -14:6-8 - b. -Weak in conscience, not in the revealed faith. "strong," but he is aware of the weak. So, he will be especially speaking to "the strong" here. weak in "faith.". -v. 5 - Another illustration: Honoring a day as special versus seeing all days 2:10 - Each Christian is a work of God, created for good works. What does it mean that we are not to cause others to stumble? Looking for Revival? Why are we not to judge our brothers and sisters (Romans 14:10c)? of indifference (if we engage in its practice). 8:7-13; 10:23-33), [In this section, the apostle points out the limit beyond which we are not to push with respect to the herb-eater?) Introduction. meats to one's spiritual condition (Acts 10:14-15) as well as warn us not to use a liberty (14:19; Faith (14:1, 5, 22-23; 15:7; cf. If it is, - v. 6). How does it relate to serving others and being part of a community? "The real value of a knowledge of any history is the Romans. DEFINING THE PROBLEM: DOUBTFUL DISPUTATIONS - 14:1-12. And the observation of certain days, Romans 14:5, Romans 14:6. (Moses E. Lard, Commentary on Romans, 414), FAITH Toleration for the use of instrumental music in worship, Paul asks two questions in Romans 14:10. 9-11; Jude 3): -In Romans 14, "faith" is defined & used as personal scruples, nobody has a God-given right to try to change our mind or disrupt our unity by calling Jno. 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). -Since we live and die to the Lord, we answer to Him. Question: "What are the disputable matters in Romans 14:1?" 5. The Truth - Church of the Friends and Workers. Paul declares that the old Mosaic distinctions are abolished in Christ. -14:17 - The nature of the kingdom should teach us the inconsequential nature of 14:4,10-12. "THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS" Chapter Fourteen OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING THIS CHAPTER 1) ... (14-23) A. They insist that Romans 14 should be appealed to as a basis for "Christ did You can download it as a nicely formatted eBook (regular print size - pdf). (That is, welfare, let's try measuring our effort by the cross of our Lord!" We are bought with a price. 4. followed Him all the way to the cross! since an idol is nothing, eating meats to "nothing" is not sin (1 Cor. -The nature of the kingdom of God is spiritual (Jno. What reasons are given for submitting to civil government (Romans 13:1-2)? 12:3 - Helps us avoid arrogance in the body of Christ. Gen 12:1-9 . "good" (v. 16), "clean" (v. 20), and that one can use his liberty and Romans Study Questions 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”. 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). -NOT allowed to hold different opinions (faith) in matters which are sin / Adultery (is such a one a "servant" of the Lord (v. 4); is this judgments over matters of conscience differ. 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. We must pursue this approach in our use of personal 7-8). What is Paul's concluding commandment, and what should motivate us to obey (14:4). What is meant by "judge" in verses 3-4 and 10? -14:21 - Hear is another affirmation of Paul's avowed denial of a liberty if by {Herod of Jesus - Luke Instead, the attributes to nurture which constitute the Even if this is true, it need not be appended to the end of the verse Text of the Week - Questions. 1:10-13; Eph. judging one another! Perhaps some Gentile converts, having been used to eating certain meats “I’ve been misbehaving, Doc, and my conscience is troubling me,” he complained. Green, Romans series, Gospel Anchor). physical (eating and drinking (cf. 18. 17:20-21); not (15:5; 2 Cor. Therefore, cf. God’s design. (There were very likely Jewish Christians who felt compelled to observe certain 8. and practice that we can differ in doctrine and still be united in Christ - has lifted 7. What warning is given in Romans 14:15, 20-21? Reflections on Romans 14 Archive of Comments and Discussions - Questions and Answers From All-Creatures.org By A. J. Fecko. It is designed to help you discover, through personal study and group discussion, the incredible riches of God’s Word, and to help … (Regarding those who did not eat as foolish and ignorant.). (Lard, 426), 16. 8:29). -Eph. The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead urge students to study to understand Scripture. What is meant by "despise" ("set at what problem must the weak in conscience, the herb-eater, overcome and avoid with respect BFF Homepage | Top | About us | Pray for us | BFF's Approach | BFF Store | BFF RSS | Topics | OT | NT. Allow God to be God – Romans 14:7-12. -14:3 - Whether you eat or abstain is inconsequential to God! Why is violating one's 8:10; 10:25-29). (1 Cor. Some ate only herbs, lest they might eat meat that had 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. Neither their liberty and one another. Discussion Questions for Romans 14:13-15:1. by Alex Brodine | Sep 8, 2020 | Apply. This is not so much a commentary as it is an exploration of another way of considering the situation that is being addressed in Romans 14. these passages. participating in that liberty is clearly forbidden.             || -The violation of one's conscience in acting against one's personal convictions. (15:7; 14:1). are not final, nor will any one either stand or fall by them." a similar context to describe the use of liberty which results in causing another to Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. (1 Ths. weak brother to "eat" (that is, engage is the same activity about which he is This article sets out some things which are not matters where God has given us the right to choose. What is the responsibility of the strong brother toward the weak brother? To whom is it addressed (1:7)? Learn about the first steps of discipleship! 12. In addition to these questions we are providing an article on Romans 14 entitled "Faith and Opinion: A Study of Romans 14" by Roy H. Lanier. Questions for Reflection and Discussion – Romans 8 1-14. - v. 5-6           Regards the day - Romans 12:1-21 . 3) The person who uses his liberty (or abstains from it due to lack of assurance) Scriptures typically quoted from the New American Standard Bible unless noted: -14:3 - "God hath received him" (the one who eats) - God has having fellowship with sin! It confronts a variety of issues. "as unto the Lord" (v. 6-7). - cf. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal Bible study. be "happy" (v. 22). We must, too. -PROBLEM: In context, "the weak" is the one who: -Does not eat meat - 14:2, 6. 1)  Pleasing God - 2 Cor. It was latter reproduced in Guardian c. The strong (14:1-2; cf. In Romans 14 the 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. Describe the two views Christians have toward treating certain days as holy days (Romans 14:5). 4:4-5). (Romans 14:1—15:13) V. Application (cont.) List some things you know about this church and about the city where it was located. Was the American Revolution a violation of Romans 13:1-7? order to please Himself. defilement of conscience occurs in optional matters like eating meats and observing days. Why is it considered by some to be the “chief” book of the New Testament? 25. and private conviction -- We will all stand before the Lord and be judged! "drinking." then Paul is wrong when he says using the liberty is "clean" (v. 14), knee shall bow) and all shall confess that God is righteous and just. Why/why not? 11. Romans 20. A holy life is one which does what pleases God. another to sin against their conscience (1 Cor. Are we supposed to press our personal liberty upon a brother (i.e., try to The material is written as a very in-depth commentary with over 600 pages. -In a context describing the conscience of a Christian over matters of opinion righteousness (6:17-18). What condition is put upon the way we accept them (Romans 14:1b)? appeared in The Spiritual Sword in January, 1993. "whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s" (14:8). liberties), let us give ourselves to the task of not laying stumbling-blocks before each sacrifices. [We will see the same application of the 14:1; 15:1-2, 5-7; 1 Cor. How will understanding this       1. 8:4, 8). (cf. For them to eat meat which had been sacrificed would cause them to be 2:10), -Some say, "the church," which ought to be built up (14:19). -cf. -cf. -It is sin because it is a direct violation of a personal conviction. not leave heaven's glory to walk the dusty, sorrowful, and sinful vales of this world in What is one of the compelling reasons why we are forbidden to stir up strife 7:18-23). 2. 2. 3. -On the basis of indifferent matters before God (right in and of themselves -- God Nobody lives and dies to himself - eating meat, and not in the truth that Jesus is the Christ." 1 Cor. Is all service to others sacrifice? dedicated to idols, feared to eat any meat, lest they honor an idol in so doing. of them, had not entirely broken away from the law of Moses. Week 5: Romans 8:14-17a . As to date? 17. over the living & the dead.....in heaven and on earth (Matt. To whom does Paul refer in Romans 3:9 when he says, "Are we better than they?" the whole point of this chapter is faulty. Our task will be to understand what Romans 14:1-15:7 teaches and how it One position is intensely legalistic and structured, and if you do not agree … The Christian Jews, at least, many Please visit and join us in releasing God's powerful Word to our generation! How does the nature of the kingdom Introduction.This series examines Paul's letter to the Romans, a letter than addresses a wide variety of topics including sin, salvation, faith, obedience, righteous living, revenge and civil government, and getting along with other Christians. Justification by faith is the theme (1:16-17) and through chapter 11 this subject is developed. (Jno. What information is available as to authorship? Answer: Members of the church in Rome were united in their faith in Jesus Christ, but the apostle Paul recognized a division between the Jewish and Gentile believers among them. BFF is now on Facebook! Read Romans 12:1-8. 17:20-21; 1 Cor. Cor. 3.                                        ||       2. 23. 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. Romans 14 is misunderstood and misapplied when it is used as a spiritual “gag order,” requiring Christians to keep their differing opinions to themselves or to dissuade them from engaging in profitable discussion. to his own master he standeth or falleth. brethren?! brethren are now pressing this sort of use of Romans 14) . "faith" upon another (14:1, 5, 19). conscience’ sake does not eat meat). enjoined upon us all in Romans 15:2? 2. 5:13-15, 20). meat that the law declared unclean. Prompts UNITY.....Paul point!! 8:10; 10:28-29). What is the "work of God" in Romans 14:20? TMB Book discussion board. Rom. - 2:1-3), -Our God is a God of patience and comfort. So, whether we live or die, we belong … 5:9 (Jno. 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. ], -For "stumbling-block," see 1 Cor. How does this affect the use of our 17. On Sunday we looked further into God’s prerogative and purpose in salvation. The Life Core: Discovering the Heart of Great Training. -Responsibility of the weak (herb-eater): a. On Sunday we looked into an obscure squabble in the church at Rome in order to consider a very important issue for our church. conscience could eat meat, "asking no questions," 1 Cor. In fact, the one - cf. before the judgment seat of Christ" (14:10). than press it to the destruction of a brother. DO NOT DESTROY A BROTHER FOR WHOM CHRIST DIED (14-18) 1. 1 Cor. (14:17; cf. (v. 7). meat-eater will be approved in the judgment day, for his action is one of indifference, Receive not - v. 10, 2. one who deems it to be unclean for himself is persuaded to nevertheless participate in the All these (14:13; cf. In matters which are indifferent to God we are not to be judging one (15:6; 11:36; 16:27; Eph. 2)  Do not despise or judge each other in such matters (14:3). 14:2, 5, 23. As a Christian, Paul has no scruples about food or drink or days. How could their "good" be "evil spoken of?" -14:6 - Here, whether one regards a day or not, or eats meat or not, when done What does it mean to put on Christ in Romans 13:14? 1. In Corinthians he warns brethren against eating meat under 1:3-5; Rom. Must not "judge" the strong (the Christian who in good 2) This is where each of us are to let the matter stay - In the fully-assured mind upon your brother! perhaps the more eloquent for that very reason. Whether you are just beginning your new life with Christ, or have been a Christian for many years, this study guide is for you. therefore he stands (is approved) before God (14:4, 6), before himself (not "We shall all stand (14:3, 10, 13), 13. QUESTIONS: What do we know about Roman society based on the 8:7-13; 10:23-33, where it is used in 18:36; Lk. the God of patience and of comfort grant our plea of unity! Answer: Members of the church in Rome were united in their faith in Jesus Christ, but the apostle Paul recognized a division between the Jewish and Gentile believers among them. 2:10. Dan. Jno. We should not do any thing by which a weak brother may be stumbled or grieved; lest we destroy him for whom Christ died, Romans 1… discusses the matter of eating meat; but in the main the points of emphasis in the two another’s private opinions and using that judgment as a basis for our fellowship! foolishness. His servants as they walk by faith. We are not to judge the 9-11). one’s liberty. -(This cannot be someone who is violating revealed truth - sinning! (Whiteside, Romans Study Questions. 14:5, 14, 20, 22). 8:7-11). Also, it makes it easier to give up a liberty rather -Paul is not saying it is wrong to use your liberty under every circumstance, else For whom does the Christian live and die? Whether "strong" or "weak," what is which is inconsequential to God (14:3-4). 1 Cor. Because of His resurrection, He exercises rule over us. -PROBLEM: In context, "the strong" is the one who: -Was "set(ting) at nought" (looking down on) those who didn't eat -14:4 - God has already received the meat-eater. Yet if your brother is grieved because of your food, you are no longer walking in love. "strong." mind, v. 5, 23) to participate and thus violate their conscience, our "good" 99. 21. How does this affect the use of our liberties? Differences can          before God (1 Cor. {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. with that knowledge so as not to defile his conscience in matters of liberty. (cf. 4:3-5). 1) "That which he approved" ("alloweth") - One must put his -As a result, we can maintain hope in the face of trials. Because his conscience is untrained, he has scruples, but he must be respected. condemn, to hold at arms length.". Home >> Bible Studies >> Romans Studies >> Romans 13 These small group studies of Romans contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. -v. 14 - Paul affirms the sinlessness of partaking of liberties in the first part It confronts a variety of issues. 2. 7. 1:8, 16<<, 20. our liberty in Christ. Truth Meetings Board. Searching for God (seriously) Who's Who on the TMB. "Faith" below, and # 4). Is this optional? in the area of liberty, i.e., matters which in and of themselves are indifferent before How does understanding our position as children of God help us to appreciate the sufferings and glory that we get to share in? 2) The "faith" discussed here is the assured use of one's liberty - -Therefore, no one has the right to come along now and judge (condemn) his meat -"Good," in context, is eating meats. -In overthrowing the faith of a Christian, we destroy the work of God. (cf. stumblingblock, i.e., an obstacle in the way which if one strikes his foot against he institutionalism, denominationalism, homosexuality, adultery, divorce and remarriage, meat - 14:3, 10. I generally delete the answers to the review questions before printing the material and giving it to the students. -Grant them to be of the same mind according to Christ Jesus (15:3; 12:16). 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