How often do you make judgments about others who
think/believe different than you?
are too “liberal” or too “conservative.”
They don’t understand this passage or subject matter like
These judgments are based upon our past and current
knowledge of what constitutes “God’s will.”
How do we heed the
warning “not to put an
obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother’s way”? Romans
Wants All Saved
Christ died for all. Rom.
He doesn’t want any lost. 2
He keeps those who belong to Him safe. Rom.
This is true today as it was in the 1st century.
This type of “baggage” makes practical fellowship a
Don’t Want to be Stumbling Blocks
No Christian wants others to stumble in their walk with
In fact, we want others to be as faithful to God as
The fact is, we are at times guilty of being “stumbling
Weak in Faith
These are not “babes” in Christ nor necessarily
ignorant in Scriptures.
Instead, their salvation depends more on righteousness
through the law than by faith in Christ. Rom.
Strong in Faith
Are not necessarily the most knowledgeable in God’s word.
No, these base their salvation “in Christ” and not
“righteousness through the law.”
Don’t Be Stumbling Blocks Romans
Us Not “Judge”
In Other words. Cp. Matt.
Nothing is unclean of itself. V.
Is Paul only talking about “meat”?
How does this apply to us today?
Can I purchase a product or service if my money goes to
something I oppose?
Can I use material (that is true) to teach God’s word
from people I believe to teach error?
Can we park our cars here and car-pool to go somewhere
Biblical Application: The
kingdom of God is about … righteousness, peace, and joy in
the Holy Spirit. cp. Vss.
to God in the church by Christ Jesus
Church of Christ