- Does accepting “the weak” mean accepting everyone without question? If no, then why not?
- Whose example are we to follow in bearing the weakness of others (Romans 15:1-3)?
- What two things are mentioned that can help give us guidance as to how please and build up our neighbour (Romans 15:3-4)?
- What value has the Old Testament for Christians (Romans 15:4)?
- Why is it important that we be of one mind – what is the purpose of being unified – What does it mean to be of ‘one mind,’ how do we glorify God (Romans 15:5-6)?
- In what way are we to receive one another (Romans 15:7)?
This study is based on the English Standard Version – It will help to read the passage from that version.
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- Verse 13: What does Paul mean by hindrance and stumbling block and how do they differ?
- What do verses 14-16 mean and how should we apply them?
- According to Paul what is the Kingdom of God?
- How do the things Paul is warning about in this passage contrast with the Kingdom of God?
- Discuss the various ways this passage might be applied to our lives here and now.
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- When you think of grey areas in church life, what do you think of?
- From a biblical point of view? What makes something a grey area rather than a clear black and white issue? Here are starters: tattoos, women in ministry, gambling, bible translations. Please add a good number of your own too.
- What is important about the day we set aside for worship? i.e. what must we do on that day and what should we not do?
- Discuss judgement.