Session 3: The Link between Supremacy and Religious Liberty, Part 1b


Scripture – Romans 14:1-3; 13-19

Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose of quarreling over opinions. Some believe in eating anything, while the weak eat only vegetables. Those who eat must not despise those who abstain, and those who abstain must not pass judgment on those who eat; for God has welcomed them. Let us therefore no longer pass judgment on one another, but resolve instead never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of another. I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean. If your brother or sister is being injured by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. Do not let what you eat cause the ruin of one for whom Christ died. So do not let your good be spoken of as evil. For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. The one who thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and has human approval. Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.


Questions:

  1. What do you think “weak faith” is about?
  2. Have you encountered a person who is more interested in following the rules of religion out of fear of not being compliant and seems to miss the joy of their relationship with God?
  3. How can we make peace with people who practice their religion this way?

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