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Romans 14 - NIV

The Weak and the Strong

1 Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters.

2 One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.

3 The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them.

4 Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.

5 One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind.

6 Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.

7 For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone.

8 If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

9 For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.

10 You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister[a] ? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat.

11 It is written:

“‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
‘every knee will bow before me;
every tongue will acknowledge God.’”[b]

12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.

13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.

14 I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean.

15 If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy someone for whom Christ died.

16 Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil.

17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,

18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.

19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble.

21 It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall.

22 So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves.

23 But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.[c]


Footnotes

a. Romans 14:10 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of God’s family; also in verses 13, 15 and 21.
b. Romans 14:11 Isaiah?45:23
c. Romans 14:23 Some manuscripts place 16:25-27 here; others after 15:33.


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Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Dec, 2016
Summary: As we begin Advent season, let us not forget the God of Hope who desires to not only give us hope, but allow us to live in the hope of his joy and peace everyday of our lives.
Scripture: Romans 14:13
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Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Aug, 2016
Summary: TO EVERY ASSIGNMENT AND GIFTS THAT GOD GIVES US, WE ARE RESPONSIBLE OVER THEM AND WILL ACCOUNT FOR THEM
Scripture: Romans 14:12
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jun, 2016
Summary: To show that we live or die unto the LORD, because we belong to Him. We are His property, and He is our Controller.
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Shared by: Robert Leroe on Mar, 2016
Summary: A key accomplishment of the empty tomb is so Jesus might be “the Lord of both the dead and the living.” Lordship implies ownership or the right to exercise authority over another. When we come to Jesus, we're under new management.
Scripture: Romans 14:9-11
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Shared by: Robert Sickler on Jan, 2016
Summary: We are not all at the same level of spiritual maturity, and we do not all walk the exact same path with Jesus; therefore, let us not get disagreeable over opinions.
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Shared by: Shawn miller on Dec, 2015
Summary: The two judgments of the Bema seat judgment vs. the great white throne judgment. One will be the judging of our works while the other will be a damnation for the unconverted.
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Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Oct, 2015
Summary: A look at what makes a healthy and unified church.
Series: The Church
Scripture: Romans 14:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 179
Michael Deutsch avatar
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Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Oct, 2015
Summary: A look at what makes a healthy and unified church.
Series: The Church
Scripture: Romans 14:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 253
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Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Oct, 2015
Summary: A look at what makes a church healthy and unified.
Series: The Church
Scripture: Romans 14:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 221
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Shared by: I. G. Spong on Aug, 2015
Summary: May a Christian drink alcohol?
Scripture: Romans 14:21
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Views: 501
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Shared by: Shawn Drake on Jun, 2015
Summary: This is the 25th sermon in the series "The Cure". Christians are called to build each other up.
Scripture: Romans 14:13-15:13
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Views: 628
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Shared by: Shawn Drake on Jun, 2015
Summary: This is the 24th sermon in the series "The Cure". Christians need to treat one another in a way that brings glory to God.
Scripture: Romans 14:1-12
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Views: 1,959
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Shared by: James May on May, 2015
Summary: Continuation of the expository study of the Book of Romans
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Scripture: Romans 14:1-7
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,215
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Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
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Shared by: Charles Mallory on Mar, 2015
Summary: There is no room in the Church for legalism. In love, we must get along with (and be more understanding of) fellow believers since we are all at different levels of understanding in our faith journey.
Scripture: Romans 14:1-12
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Views: 772
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Shared by: Mark Engler on Jan, 2015
Summary: The first century Christians at Rome struggled with unity in their Christian community, the church of today does too. If are to accomplish the mission of Christ, Christians must work together in unity as one mind, one heart.
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Shared by: Kyle Sullivan on Nov, 2014
Summary: Learning to accept each other.
Scripture: Romans 14:1-13
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Views: 310
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Shared by: Kyle Sullivan on Nov, 2014
Summary: Building up others in the Body of Christ.
Scripture: Romans 14:13-15:13
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Views: 321
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Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: There are things we face in life that do not fall neatly into the right or wrong categories. There are some things we’re faced with, some areas of conduct that the Bible really doesn’t address. That’s what Paul is addressing.
Series: Romans
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Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: A tightrope is a picture of Christian liberty with legalism on one side and unrestrained license on the other. But somewhere in between the two is the beautiful tightrope of balance, and the balance bar for a Christian is love.
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Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: Every word in the Bible is important. So you can’t condense the Bible down, but what I’m talking about to today is condensing the essence of the gospel, the kingdom of God, down into one verse.
Series: Romans
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Scripture: Romans 14:17-18
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Views: 1,440
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Shared by: Scott Bayles on Oct, 2014
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Scripture: Romans 14:1-8
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Views: 10,440
Perry Greene avatar
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Shared by: Perry Greene on Sep, 2014
Summary: In matters of opinion the solution comes down to who will be more like Jesus.
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Shared by: Monty Newton on Sep, 2014
Summary: With God's help, Christians can walk hand in hand when we do not see eye to eye.
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Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Sep, 2014
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Scripture: Romans 14:17
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Views: 757
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Shared by: Clair Sauer on Aug, 2014
Summary: Among those who are called and claimed by God, there are a variety of different beliefs and practices, but those differences are secondary. What is of primary importance is living in faith before God.
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Scripture: Romans 14:1-12
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Views: 1,470
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Shared by: Jeff Riedel on Jul, 2014
Summary: 4th of Jul fireworks are bought each year. The amount spent is staggering. People are starving around the world yet we still spend on such things. What could be done with that kind of money in Haiti, the Sudan,India....etc? What does God say about it?
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Shared by: Jim Butcher on Jun, 2014
Summary: For the Christian, will our sins "be shown on a big screen for everyone to see"? I argue that while we are forgiven and saved by grace, our sins will be brought up at the Bema Judgment because they impact our fruitfulness.
Scripture: Romans 14:12
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Views: 1,034
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Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Jun, 2014
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Scripture: Romans 14:7-9
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Views: 1,543
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Shared by: David Leach on May, 2014
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