Series: The Epistle To The Romans (11 of 12) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 21 and 22 of a 24 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 21: Rouse to Reality
Series: The Epistle To The Romans
Stuart Briscoe
Romans 13:8-14

It is surprising to discover that Paul evidently thought that the readers of his letter had dozed off, because he found it necessary to tell them it was time they woke of their slumber. That it was a spiritual sleeping-sickness is illustrated by the A.N.T. translations-"Rouse to Reality."

I. The Reality of Practical Obligation. vv. 8-10

A. Obligations to government. v. 7

B. Obligations to creditors.

C. Obligations to neighbors.
1. Love as obligation.
a. Not noble ideal.

b. Not optional extra.

2. Love as fulfilling the Law.
a. Impossible in flesh. Romans 7:7-13

b. Possible in the Spirit. Romans 8:4

3. Love as demonstrated in self-concern.


Part 22: One Man's Faith Is Another Man's Poison
Series: The Epistle To The Romans
Stuart Briscoe
Romans 14:1-23

The church at Rome was made up of Jews and Gentiles. This was a potentially volatile mix, and Paul was concerned that the behavior of both would serve to avoid dissension and foster Christian unity.

I. Differences of Opinion Are Inevitable. vv. 1-5

A. There will always be issues.
1. The "food" issue.
a. Jewish tradition.

b. Christ's teaching. Mark 7:17-19

c. Church's position. Acts 15:19-20

2. The "Holy Day" issue.
a. Jewish tradition.

b. Christ's practice. Matthew 12:1-14

c. Church's position. Colossians 2:16

B. There will always be interpretations.
1. Jewish tendency to legalism.
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