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Summary: Learning to accept each other.

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John 17:20-21 “I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.” (NIV)

Romans 14:1

Question: What are some of the debatable issues today?

The Solution: We Accept each other!

How Do I Do It?

1) By not Labeling Them! Vs. 1-2

The Weak

The Strong

Legalism—is when I take my God-given convictions and force them on another without scriptural support.

2) By not Judging Them! Vs. 3

Matthew 7:1-5

Key: The moment you start judging others on non-Biblical issues you are doomed!

3) By not trying to Change Them! Vs. 4

Truth: Do not try to be someone else’s Holy Spirit!

Motto: “Please be patient with me, God isn’t finished with me yet.”

Why I Am To Accept Those Who Disagree With Me:

1) God has already Accepted Him! Vs. 3

Question: Are you smarter than God?

Romans 15:7

2) It is Not My Responsibility! Vs. 4

3) I do not Know They’re Motives! Vs. 5-6

James 4:11-12

4) We are Related to Each Other! Vs. 7

Key: Anything I do affects you anything you do affects me!

5) Only Christ has the Right to Judge! Vs. 8-9

Key: Never expect Unbeliever to act like Believers until they are a Believer!

Matthew 9:12-13

6) I am Only Accountable for Myself! Vs. 10-13

Truth: Unity and Love are true marks of maturity!

Question: Does the world know we are Christians?


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