Romans 15:7-13 NASB
7 Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God. 8 For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers, 9 and for the Gentiles to glorify God for His mercy; as it is written,
“Therefore I will give praise to You among the Gentiles,
And I will sing to Your name.”
10 Again he says,
“Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people.”
11 And again,
“Praise the Lord all you Gentiles,
And let all the peoples praise Him.”
12 Again Isaiah says,
“There shall come the root of Jesse,
And He who arises to rule over the Gentiles,
In Him shall the Gentiles hope.”
13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
- Accepting People (v. 7)
- Anticipating People (v. 8-12)
- Abounding People (v. 13)
- How does our understanding of justification in the Gospel impact how we relate to others? (v. 7)
- How is God glorified or made visible by us accepting one another?
- How does harmony and unity in the local church show that God is re-establishing His Kingdom under His King?
- What does a church that is filled with joy and peace naturally do? (v. 13)
- Why does Paul use a series of Old Testament quotes? What is the point he is trying to make? Who do you look down on and what would harmony look like in that relationship? (v. 9-12)