Abide in Truth is a ministry of Calvary Chapel Emmett and listeners can tune in every weekday at 10:30 am and again at 5:45 pm. Mike Hughes is the teaching pastor at CC Emmett and each week he looks to go through God’s Word, book by book and chapter by chapter. We are currently going through the book of Romans in a series entitled Amazing Grace. So grab your Bible, turn up the volume and follow along with us.
As humans, and even as Christians, we don’t always do the kindest thing in every situation. Although there are many situations in which we allows others to benefit before ourselves, such as in the line for checkout at the grocery store or in the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant, that is not always the case. Sometimes we slip up and say “me first.” This week, Pastor Mike takes listeners through Romans 15 and discusses the mentality of “me first” and how this mindset can and should be handled as Christians; it may be human nature to think this way, but it shouldn’t be the church’s nature. This week’s sermon focuses on Romans 15:1-9.
Section Text (NKJV)
1 We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification. 3 For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.” 4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. 5 Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, 6 that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7 Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. 8 Now I say that Jesus Christ has become a servant to the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers, 9 and that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy, as it is written:
“For this reason I will confess to You among the Gentiles,
And sing to Your name.”
Related: Rely on Scripture–Romans Pt. 15