Romans 14:13-23

13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. 14 I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean. 15 If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy someone for whom Christ died. 16 Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil. 17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, 18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.

19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. 20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble. 21 It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall.

22 So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves. 23 But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.

  • How should I act towards my Christian brothers and sisters?
  • Why does Paul want me to act with love?
  • What would that look like?
  • In what ways will I love my brothers and sisters by respecting their consciences?
  • Ask for God’s help to love my brothers and sisters
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Today’s article is “10 Crucial Archaeological Discoveries Related To The Bible” by Crossway. This looks at some of the big archaeological finds that match up with Old Testament History. 

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Today’s podcast, “First Church Service Single”, is from Undeceptions. The first sermon in Australia wasn’t a moralistic homily. It was centred on the true and saving gospel. The legacy of that sermon – and the legacy of its speaker, Rev. Richard Johnson, is felt today. 

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