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Accept One AnotherAugust 30, 2020 / First Baptist Russell
Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.
Romans 15:7 NASB
Nothing shatters true spiritual unity more than .
This type of church leads to and a lingering sense of .
Legalism Verses License!
Let’s set the record straight. A understanding of God’s grace and the freedom we have in Jesus Christ leads to , not .
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
Titus 2:11-14 NASB
Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.
Romans 15:5-7 NASB
How did Jesus accept us? Did He say, “I accept you …?”
When we become Christians, Jesus accepts us .
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9 NASB
Peter – Wake Up!
Can You Relate?
- one another
Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions.
Romans 14:1 NASB
My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.
James 2:1 NIV
- Unity is a !
Breaking Down The Walls!
1st Realize is possible.
2nd Realize it is not .
3rd Realize the key is Christian .
4th Evaluate your own and to see if you are rejecting others.
5th Evaluate your attitude toward other Christians concerning and .
- it is .
- Admit where you need and pray.
- Take a .