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Romans 14:17-19: Why we should never be a stumbling block

Introduction: Never be a stumbling block to another Christian, this is the point Paul has just been making, we carry on with Paul in 14:17-19 where he talks about why we should not be a stumbling block, ‘For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.18 Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.19 So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.’ Our portion begins with the word ‘for’ indicating its connection with what Paul...

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Romans 14:13-16: How to never be a stumbling block

Introduction: What do these three situations have in common: a pastor uses his hunting rifle to kill an abortion doctor; an Evangelist walks into a mosque and shouts out that Islam is idolatry; the parents of a teenager who has announced himself gay lose their tempers and verbally assault him calling a pervert and other things?  All three are right in a wrong way, all three have the truth but without love. Abortion is wrong, Islam is a false religion and homosexuality is a distortion of the way God made us, but we can be right in a wrong way. ...

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