Book of Romans
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Relationships among Christians: problems over 'matters of indifference'; general analysis of 14:1_15:4; weak and strong Christians; reasons for the difference: ability; temperament; diligence; time; and teaching; various manifestations.
Our duty to welcome the weak; adding knowledge to faith; rules for discussion; argument and dialogue; the art of teaching one another in love.
Jumping to conclusions; the issue of foods; kinds of vegetarianism; meat and the ceremonial law; despising and judging; the spirit of fear leading to legalism; asceticism and the temperance movement.
Illustrations of legalism; divisions and discipline; Paul's apparent self-contradictions; not giving offence; evidence of being received by God .
Christians are servants of God; standing firm in liberty by God's power; apprehension contrasted with final perseverance; testimony from Scripture and great hymns.
The Sabbath and the Lord's Day; observing other special days; no extremes or bigotry; being fully persuaded in one's own mind; educating conscience.
Motivation in serving the Lord; glorifying and thanking God; not desiring death: William Tennent and George Whitefield; always ready to die: Richard Baxter; Peter; John and Stephen.
Christ's Lordship through His death and resurrection; His conquest of death and the grave; the devil and the fear of death defeated; Christians possess all things; even death.
Brothers; not judges; the judgement seat of Christ; who is God; all men will give account to God; judgement of believers: reward or loss; not final destiny.
Paul's indirect approach completed; stumblingblocks and snares : never being a hindrance to one's brother; Paul's apostolic authority; nothing is unclean of itself; Peter and Cornelius.