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Romans Chapter 15:1-6

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

Romans 15:1-6
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We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
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Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
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For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.”
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For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
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May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,
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that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  1. Who are we to bear with and please?
    Romans 15:1-3
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    We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
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    Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
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    For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.”
  2. Why were things written before in the Scriptures?
    Romans 15:4
    For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
  3. How are we to be to one another?
    Romans 15:5
    May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,
  4. With what mind are we to glorify God?
    Romans 15:6
    that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans Chapter 15:7-13

Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Romans 15:7-13
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Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
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For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God's truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs,
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and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.”
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And again it is said, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.”
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And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples extol him.”
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And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse will come, even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope.”
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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
  1. How are we to receive one another?
    Romans 15:7
    Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
  2. Why has Christ become a servant to the circumcision (non-Jews)?
    Romans 15:8
    For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God's truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs,
  3. How will the Gentiles confess?
    Romans 15:9
    and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.”
  4. How will the Gentiles rejoice?
    Romans 15:10-12
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    And again it is said, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.”
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    And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples extol him.”
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    And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse will come, even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope.”
  5. How will God fill us with hope?
    Romans 15:13
    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Romans Chapter 15:14-16

But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me by God.

Romans 15:14-16
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I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another.
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But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me by God
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to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
  1. Why are we able to admonish (encourage and warn) one another?
    Romans 15:14
    I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another.
  2. Why was Paul bold to write?
    Romans 15:15
    But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me by God
  3. To whom was Paul a minister of the gospel?
    Romans 15:16
    to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

Romans Chapter 15:17-19

For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience.

Romans 15:17-19
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In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God.
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For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience—by word and deed,
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by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God—so that from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ;
  1. What did Paul have reason to do?
    Romans 15:17
    In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God.
  2. Where had Paul preached?
    Romans 15:18-19
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    For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience—by word and deed,
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    by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God—so that from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ;

Romans Chapter 15:20-24

And thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else's foundation.

Romans 15:20-24
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and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else's foundation,
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but as it is written, “Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.”
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This is the reason why I have so often been hindered from coming to you.
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But now, since I no longer have any room for work in these regions, and since I have longed for many years to come to you,
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I hope to see you in passing as I go to Spain, and to be helped on my journey there by you, once I have enjoyed your company for a while.
  1. What did Paul make it his aim to do?
    Romans 15:20-21
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    and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else's foundation,
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    but as it is written, “Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.”
  2. What had Paul been hindered from doing?
    Romans 15:22
    This is the reason why I have so often been hindered from coming to you.
  3. What did Paul plan to do?
    Romans 15:23-24
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    But now, since I no longer have any room for work in these regions, and since I have longed for many years to come to you,
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    I hope to see you in passing as I go to Spain, and to be helped on my journey there by you, once I have enjoyed your company for a while.

Romans Chapter 15:25-27

For if the Gentiles have come to share in their spiritual blessings, they ought also to be of service to them in material blessings.

Romans 15:25-27
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At present, however, I am going to Jerusalem bringing aid to the saints.
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For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make some contribution for the poor among the saints at Jerusalem.
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For they were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have come to share in their spiritual blessings, they ought also to be of service to them in material blessings.
  1. Where was Paul headed next?
    Romans 15:25
    At present, however, I am going to Jerusalem bringing aid to the saints.
  2. What did those in Macedonia do?
    Romans 15:26
    For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make some contribution for the poor among the saints at Jerusalem.
  3. Why were they debtors to do this?
    Romans 15:27
    For they were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have come to share in their spiritual blessings, they ought also to be of service to them in material blessings.