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Receiving One Another in Love
Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind
Romans 12:2 And do not be fashioned according to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of the mind that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and well pleasing and perfect.
Romans 14: 1 Now him who is weak in faith receive, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his considerations.
2 One believes that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables.
3 He who eats, let him not despise him who does not eat; and he who does not eat, let him not judge him who eats, for God has received him.
4 Who are you who judge another’s household servant? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will be made to stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
Christ has crucified the differences
6 He who regards that day, regards it to the Lord; and he who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who does not eat, does not eat to the Lord, and he gives thanks to God.
7 For none of us lives to himself, and none dies to himself;
8 For whether we live, we live to the Lord, and whether we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore whether we live or we die, we are the Lord’s.
9 For Christ died and lived again for this, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.
Ephesians 2:11 Therefore remember that once you, the Gentiles in the flesh, those who are called uncircumcision by that which is called circumcision in the flesh made by hands,
12 That you were at that time apart from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
13 But now in Christ Jesus you who were once far off have become near in the blood of Christ.
14 For He Himself is our peace, He who has made both one and has broken down the middle wall of partition, the enmity,
15 Abolishing in His flesh the law of the commandments in ordinances, that He might create the two in Himself into one new man, so making peace,
16 And might reconcile both in one Body to God through the cross, having slain the enmity by it.
17 And coming, He announced peace as the gospel to you who were far off, and peace to those who were near,
18 For through Him we both have access in one Spirit unto the Father.
Acts 10:14 But Peter said, By no means, Lord, for I have never eaten anything common and unclean.
15 And a voice came to him again a second time: The things that God has cleansed, do not make common.
16 And this occurred three times; and immediately the vessel was taken up into heaven.
Not Judging our Fellow Believers
Romans 14:10 But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God,
11 For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall openly confess to God.”
12 So then each one of us will give an account concerning himself to God.
13 Therefore let us judge one another no longer, but rather judge this: not to put a stumbling block or cause of falling before your brother.
14 I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself, except to him who considers something to be unclean; to that man it is unclean.
15 For if because of food your brother is wounded, you no longer walk according to love. Do not destroy by your food that man for whom Christ died.
Isaiah 55:8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts higher than your thoughts.
17 For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
19 So then let us pursue the things of peace and the things for building up one another.
20 Do not break down the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are clean, but it is evil for a man to eat while stumbling others.
Matthew 18:6 And whoever stumbles one of these little ones who believe into Me, it is more profitable for him that a great millstone be hung around his neck and he be drowned in the open sea.
What examples might there be that might cause judgement/separation between believers? (simple things, like eating and drinking)
Why do you think its valuable to understand what all believers have in common?