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The Christian Worker’s Mind and Attitude,

As a Christian worker, (Paul tries to help the weaker brother grow and mature in Christ).

Romans 15:1–4 ESV
1 We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 3 For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” 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.

The worker’s mind, (Paul admonishes them to be of one mind with one another).

He is interested in helping the weaker brother grow and mature in Christ. The mind of that worker is seen in Rom_15:5-6 where Paul admonishes them to be of one mind with one another. The attitude of that worker is seen in Rom_15:7-12, in that he receives others just as Christ has already received them.
Romans 15:5–6 ESV
5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6 that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The worker’s attitude, (receives others as Christ has accepted them).

Romans 15:7–12 ESV
7 Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. 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, 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.” 10 And again it is said, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.” 11 And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples extol him.” 12 And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse will come, even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope.”

Equipping Said Christian Worker,

Joy, peace, trust, and hope.

Romans 15:13 ESV
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.

Goodness and knowledge,

Romans 15:14 ESV
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.

So, what is the result?

Romans 15:15–16 ESV
15 But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me by God 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.

They are competent enough to i__________ one another.

They are able to counsel each other being full of g________ and k__________ of the ways of G____.

They are competent enough to i__________ one another.

The New American Commentary: Romans (1) Paul’s Ministry to the Gentiles (15:14–22)

None were so wise that they had nothing more to learn, and none were so inept that they had nothing of value to share.

Paul’s now uses himself to show how they intern should counsel and instruct each other,

Romans 15:15–16 ESV
15 But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me by God 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 15:15–16 ESV
15 But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me by God 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.
As a Priest he was bringing his sacrifice before the altar of God.
What was the sacrifice he was offering?
How can we do the same during our 100 day challenge?
Identify Paul’s 3 fold role:
He was a minister of Christ with the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of Christ.
He was a minister of Christ with the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of Christ. So it is with us today; we are ministers of Christ.

The Christian Worker’s Sufficiency,

Romans 15:17–21 ESV
17 In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God. 18 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, 19 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; 20 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, 21 but as it is written, “Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.”
We too are ministers.
As Priests we serve in the temple of God
As Priests we proclaim the word of God
We are sufficiently equipped. For instance, through WBS we are currently proclaiming the word to those who have never been told of him. And they are seeing. And those who have never heard are understanding.
That was the most important work of the priest. The priest offered up sacrifices on occasion, but his everyday priority was to be out among the people teaching them about God. Paul tells the Roman brethren that they are sufficiently equipped to do this because of what they had heard and seen in him.

So, what are the Characteristics of a Christian Worker?

Why did Paul think that, now, he was able to go to Rome?

Romans 15:22–23 ESV
22 This is the reason why I have so often been hindered from coming to you. 23 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,

Romans 15:24 ESV
24 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.

Did Paul ask for assistance or did he assume it would be given?

Romans 15:24 ESV
24 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.
Why do you think he was trying to go to Spain?

How does Paul feel about the poor,

Romans 15:25–26 ESV
25 At present, however, I am going to Jerusalem bringing aid to the saints. 26 For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make some contribution for the poor among the saints at Jerusalem.

Were the Gentiles obligated to help me the faithful Jewish Christians, ?

Romans 15:27 ESV
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.

Is he talking about the Jewish saints in Jerusalem or those are the anti-Christ?

How can this union tie them together as being equally indebted to each other?

The Gentiles are told by Paul that they are spiritually indebted to the Jews, and, therefore, they need to provide for the Jews’ physical needs. It is an equal sharing. There is a mutual participation in what Paul admonishes and teaches. The Jews have brought the gospel to the Gentiles, and so now, with the Gentiles in a saved state, having been justified, sanctified, and glorified in Jesus, the Jews have a physical need that must be met. The Jewish saints in Jerusalem have some poor among them, and Paul is using this opportunity to tie the Jew and Gentile together so that they will become equally indebted to each other. The Jews have shared their spiritual blessings; now the Gentiles will share their material blessings.

Even our best Plans all depends on God,

Romans 15:28–29 ESV
28 When therefore I have completed this and have delivered to them what has been collected, I will leave for Spain by way of you. 29 I know that when I come to you I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.

The Workers Prayerful Attitude,

Romans 15:30–32 ESV
30 I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf, 31 that I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints, 32 so that by God’s will I may come to you with joy and be refreshed in your company.

What 3 things does Paul prayer for?

The Workers Peaceful Attitude,

Romans 15:33 ESV
33 May the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

Help the Christian Worker,

Romans 16:1–2 ESV
1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at Cenchreae, 2 that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of many and of myself as well.

Workers to Greet,

Romans 16:3–20 ESV
3 Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, 4 who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks but all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks as well. 5 Greet also the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in Asia. 6 Greet Mary, who has worked hard for you. 7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners. They are well known to the apostles, and they were in Christ before me. 8 Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord. 9 Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys. 10 Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the family of Aristobulus. 11 Greet my kinsman Herodion. Greet those in the Lord who belong to the family of Narcissus. 12 Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord. 13 Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother, who has been a mother to me as well. 14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers who are with them. 15 Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them. 16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you. 17 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. 18 For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. 19 For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil. 20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
The Christian Worker, Romans 15:14-33
The Christian Worker, Romans 15:14-33
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The Christian Worker’s Mind and Attitude, Romans 15:1-12
As a Christian worker, Rom.15:1-4 (Paul tries to help the weaker brother grow and mature in Christ).
Romans 15:1–4 ESV
1 We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
3 For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.”
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.
The worker’s mind, Rom.15:5-6 (Paul admonishes them to be of one mind with one another).
Romans 15:5–6 ESV
5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,
6 that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The worker’s attitude, Rom.15:7-12 (receives others as Christ has accepted them).
Romans 15:7–12 ESV
7 Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
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,
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.”
10 And again it is said, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.”
11 And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples extol him.”
12 And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse will come, even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope.”
Equipping Said Christian Worker, Romans 15:13-16
Joy, peace, trust, and hope. Rom.15:13
Romans 15:13 ESV
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.
Goodness and knowledge, Rom.15:14
Romans 15:14 ESV
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.
So, what is the result?
They are able to counsel each other being full of g________ and k__________ of the ways of G____.
They are competent enough to i__________ one another.
The New American Commentary: Romans (1) Paul’s Ministry to the Gentiles (15:14–22)
None were so wise that they had nothing more to learn, and none were so inept that they had nothing of value to share.
Paul’s now uses himself to show how they intern should counsel and instruct each other, Romans 15:15-16
Romans 15:15–16 ESV
15 But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me by God
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.
• As a Priest he was bringing his sacrifice before the altar of God.
• What was the sacrifice he was offering?
• How can we do the same during our 100 day challenge?
• Identify Paul’s 3 fold role:
• He was a minister of Christ with the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of Christ.
The Christian Worker’s Sufficiency, Rom.15:17-21
Romans 15:17–21 ESV
17 In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God.
18 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,
19 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;
20 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,
21 but as it is written, “Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.”
We too are ministers.
As Priests we serve in the temple of God
As Priests we proclaim the word of God
We are sufficiently equipped. For instance, through WBS we are currently proclaiming the word to those who have never been told of him. And they are seeing. And those who have never heard are understanding.
So, what are the Characteristics of a Christian Worker? Romans 15:22-26
Why did Paul think that, now, he was able to go to Rome? Romans 15:22-23
Romans 15:22–23 ESV
22 This is the reason why I have so often been hindered from coming to you.
23 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,
Did Paul ask for assistance or did he assume it would be given? Romans 15:24
Romans 15:24 ESV
24 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.
Why do you think he was trying to go to Spain?
How does Paul feel about the poor, Romans 15:25-26
Romans 15:25–26 ESV
25 At present, however, I am going to Jerusalem bringing aid to the saints.
26 For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make some contribution for the poor among the saints at Jerusalem.
Were the Gentiles obligated to help me the faithful Jewish Christians, Romans 15:27?
Romans 15:27 ESV
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.
Is he talking about the Jewish saints in Jerusalem or those are the anti-Christ?
How can this union tie them together as being equally indebted to each other?
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