Loving the Weak
Passage: Romans 14:1-12
Memory Verse for the Week: Romans 14:7-8
"For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s."
Intro: How does Jesus give us a composure that the world cannot give?
TRAPPED BY CONDITIONS
While we are called to the work of love, how does our insistence on conditions wreck our efforts?
FREED BY JESUS
If Jesus does not love us for performance, nor is He bound by any circumstance, how does that set us free?
LIVE WITHOUT CONDITIONS
Therefore, how does this help us to welcome and love the weak?
YOU CAN PRAY WITH US...
1. Worship the LORD for how He has welcomed even sinners like us into His household as His own sons and daughters. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for His merciful embrace in the gospel.
2. How have you despised someone for their differences (socially, racially, class, etc.) and thought of yourself as superior? Confess your pride to Jesus, asking Him to cleanse you and change your heart to be genuinely humble and kind.
3. Give thanks to Jesus for His work to love us without condition. Who loves you at your absolute worst?! Thank Him for His power and His graciousness to own us, even in the depths of our guilt and ruin.
4. Who do you know that is not yet a Christian? Pray for them asking the Spirit to use you to encourage them with kindness and love, and to change their heart, enabling them to trust Jesus as their God and Savior.
5. Ask the Holy Spirit to grow your perspective because of His grace. Pray for insight into God’s Word, especially into what it means to love as you have been loved, and to show mercy as you’ve been shown mercy.
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