by Marvin D. Patterson

Dealing with Disputables!
Marvin Patterson
Romans 14:1-8

Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, "Why is the bride dressed in white?" "Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life." The child thought about this for a moment, then said, "So why is the groom wearing black?"
A little child was looking through his grandmother's Bible and found a crushed flower that was quite wilted, as it fell from the Bible He called to his Mother, "Come quick Mom, I think I found Adams suit."
We are traveling through one of the greatest, if not the greatest Book in the Bible, and that is the Book of Romans. It is my favorite, but I said that when we were studying Revelation, and also in the Gospel of Matthew! I love this Book because it explains the deep doctrinal truths of the Christian life. We saw that we are justified by faith in Jesus Christ alone. No one can get to heaven by doing good works, or by being baptized, or by joining a church. Now these are excellent things to do, but salvation can only come by faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
We also saw that we are sanctified at salvation. That does not mean that we will never sin again, but that we have been set apart for a holy purpose, and that is to serve God with our spiritual gifts. God does not save us to sit in a church pew. He saves us to serve the Lord in whatever ways that we can. That may mean that He wants us to preach or teach. It may mean that God wants us to help with Awanas, or Children's church. It may be that God has called you to teach a Sunday school class. Maybe the Lord has gifted you to call those who are sick or bereaved by the death of a loved one. Maybe God has given you the gift to witness for the Lord. We all need to witness in some way or another. Whether we take our Bible out and show the lost person how to be saved, or whether we take a ...

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