THE RALLY POINT – Sermon – One Way Christian Center

March 9, 2015

Summary

THE RALLY POINT – Sermon – One Way Christian Center

Notes:

Romans 14:14-23
Rom 14:1 …but not to quarrel over opinions.
Rom 14:3 Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him.
Rom 14:4 Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another?

-Good boss
-One more skilled and/or experienced worker
-One less skilled or different background

-Both coworkers –Same master!
-Boss is pleased with both of them Different reasons
-Ruthless boss – Uses his coworkers for his personal gain
-Direct competition with the good boss
-Judgmental and critical attitudes
-The less skilled worker wants the other to be like him – Judgmental
-The skilled worker wants the other worker to be like him –Despise
-The less skilled worker quits to work with the ruthless boss
Lost hope, Depression, Takes his own life
What will the good boss say?

Romans 14:15 do not destroy the one for whom Christ died.

Christ standing here in body – SIN?
What if Christ was the worker? – Same Treatment?
1 Corinthians 8 – Chapter devoted to this!

1 Corinthians 8:11-12 ESV (11) And so by your knowledge this weak person is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died. (12) Thus, sinning against your brothers and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.

Sin against CHRIST
Return to the purpose / mission

(17) For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

What is Paul saying?
Customs merge at the cross!
Unity at the cross!
The focus is not on opinions, food, drink or days CHRIST
Christ’s righteousness
Christ’s peace
Christ’s joy
If you are NOT in UNITY one or MORE is NOT at the CROSS!
Why the cross? Why does Christ unify?
1. Puffed up in ourselves!
2. Not believing in the mission
3. Not following the good boss
4. Not having a sense of worth
Colossians 2:13-17

Shadow of what? Kingdom of God
The substance or credit belongs to Christ
Not in what you wear
Not is what you eat
Not in what you drink
BUT CHRIST

How do you have this righteousness, peace, joy?
Through the Holy Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23
ROMANS 14:18) Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.

Serving Christ makes me acceptable?
Ah! I knew I had to earn it!!! WRONG
“thus” references what he just said!

(17) For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:13-14
Christ is everything!
If your focus in on the flesh – OUT OF FOCUS

Romans 14:19 Peace not conflict
Unity not disunity
Truths we must not waiver BUT All ELSE UNITY

Rom 14:3 Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains “and”
Rom 14:3 let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats,
Rom 14:4 Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another?
Rom 14:10 Why do you pass judgment on your brother?
Rom 14:13 Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer

Do not quarrel over – opinions, food, days, words

Titus 3:9-11
2 Timothy 2:23
Paul has been talking about LOVE
Rom_12:9 Let love be genuine
Rom_12:10 Love one another with brotherly affection.
Rom_13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other
Rom_13:9 “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Rom_13:10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor
Focus on LOVE!
Christ loved us! CROSS!

Romans 14:23
Come together at the CROSS OF CHRIST
Focus on CHRIST!
RALLY POINT – Navigation!!!

Sermon by Pastor Bryan Walker, One Way Christian Center, Olustee, Oklahoma.


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