In Romans Chapter 15, Paul discusses how those with a stronger faith should treat those with a weaker faith. Romans 16:1-33 contains Paul’s final greetings and exhortations. 15 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. 117 See also, in a similar context, 1 Corinthians 10:11. (30-33)1-7 Christian liberty was allowed, not for our pleasure, but for the glory of God, and the good of others. His “bearing reproach” was the necessary path, alike to “finishing His Father’s work,” and to saving the lost. [151] Δὲ, [on the other hand] but) [This is in antithesis to Happy—Sin, last ch. Romans 15:12-13. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. Romans 15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: In 15:33 & 16:20 Paul describes Him as “the God of peace.” He gives peace to His people. Romans 7 has played a crucial role in Christian anthropology.1 Whether one derives from this passage the Lutheran simul, that we are and always will be both fundamentally saint and sinner, or some other variation that expresses ongoing human struggle with sin, the main thing most people take from this passage relates to human identity … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 7:15-25a" Romans 15:13. Romans 2:15(NASB) Verse Thoughts. (14-21) His purposed journeys. He addressed some issues regarding this in the previous chapter, but he continues his discussion in chapter 15 as well. There is great danger, and we are only kept guarded by the power of God; but we ought [owe that debt to others] to watch over [pay attention to] one another.— ἡμεῖς) we. ), “the God of perseverance and encouragement.” He gives those qualities to those who seek Him. Such is the case with Romans 15:4. 14 onwards). Paul shows that God always planned to welcome the Gentile nations, and his mission is to introduce Gentiles to the message of salvation by faith in Christ. "Now"-"is progressive; it means, "to proceed with the matter in hand." 2 Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. Prayer Changes People’s Wills. 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ happened this way. (Romans 3:19-20 RSV) And then, in verse 23:...since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. 15 We who are strong () have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. For q there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 'For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope' (Romans 15:4) Hope is an amazing thing. Scripture: Romans 15:30. Paul is satisfied with the faith and practice of the Roman Christians. As Romans 15:1-4 passed into a blessing (Romans 15:5-6), so now the hortatory discourse, begun afresh in Romans 15:7, passes into a blessing (δέ), which forms, at the same time, the close of the entire section (from chap. I was reading in the book of Romans last night; could you give me some meaning on the following two verses in the text of Romans 2:14 &15? (Romans 3:23 RSV) As Philips so beautifully renders that last clause, "everyone falls short of the beauty of God's plan" (Romans 3:23b J.B. Philips). Scripture: Romans 15:30–31. Romans 15:1 Now we that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Romans Chapter 15 Continued. While his mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, but before they came together, 12 she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 15. In verse 12, Isaiah refers to Him as the object of our hope. He had people like Moses, Samuel, David, and Ezra to write these things down. Paul is satisfied with the faith and practice of the Roman Christians. Submission to the Authorities. Jan 7, 1996. Q & A Series: Please explain Romans 2:14-15 By Craig Bluemel ----- Original Message ----- From: Billy To: Craig Re: Romans 2:14-15 Dear Craig, Greetings in Jesus Name Brother! Let’s take a fresh look at this great passage and together let’s gain a greater understanding of its message in light of its context. Romans 15 concludes Paul's teaching that those strong in faith ought to sacrifice their own desires to live in harmony with other believers. There is a river in Switzerland fed by two uniting streams, bearing the same name, one of them called the ‘white,’ one of them the ‘grey,’ or dark. Even in this strictly personal section, Paul dealt with the broad problem of aiding the saints in Jerusalem and the principles upon which he … 13 Let every person p be subject to the governing authorities. Romans 15:22-23]. Romans 15:4, Romans 15:14. I hope you are doing ok. Romans 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:14-33. John Piper Jan 7, 1996 518 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. (8-13) The writing and preaching of the apostle. Romans 15 begins with Paul's encouragement to those strong in faith: to please other Christians before themselves so the church can be unified. One comes down from the glaciers, and bears half-melted snow in its white ripple; the other flows through a … 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 15 We who are strong () have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. This is a comprehensive term … The context (Romans 15:1-2) favours the latter; the words of the quotation favour the former. The apostle reveals that our hope derives from our calling through the New Covenant and finds its ultimate source in God.Yet, God is more than the source of our hope: He is our hope. Here in Romans chapter 15, Paul continues his theme from Chapter 14, showing the strong believer’s responsibility toward the weaker brother. Christ came to fulfill God's promises to Israel and about the Gentiles. Commentary for Romans 15 . (McGarvey p. 532) "we"-"It is a characteristic of Paul"s to identify himself with those on whom he lays especial burdens." 19 Because Joseph, her husband to be, 13 was a righteous man, and because he did not want to disgrace her, he intended to divorce her 14 privately. Directions how to behave towards the weak. Romans 15:4. Thus if we lack hope, the first place we should look for it is God, who is the source of true hope. Romans 10:15 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 10:15, NIV: "And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?As it is written: 'How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!'" on Romans 15:5) attaches itself formally to ἐλπιοῦσιν, Romans 15:12, (18) but rests upon the deeper substantive reason, that the becoming filled with joyfulness and peace here wished for is not possible without having hope as its basis, and that, on the other hand, this becoming filled produces the rich increase of hope itself ( εἰς τὸ περίσς. 118 Notice the clue to Paul’s … But now I go unto Jerusalem — Of this journey the apostle gave an account to Felix, Acts 24:17; to minister unto the saints — To perform the office of carrying some contributions to them for their relief. Romans 15:14 “And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.” “Admonish”: meaning to encourage, warn or advise. This description of God (comp. In the earlier verses of Romans chapter 2, Paul explained that although the Law of Moses was not given to Gentiles, nevertheless they have been endowed with an innate knowledge of what is good and evil. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy … Brothers, I know that you are good-hearted, knowledgeable, and able instruct one another. (1-7) All to receive one another as brethren. Romans 15. Romans 15:7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God. The Context of Romans 15:4 – For the context of Romans 15:4 we must first start with what is written in Romans 14. The Example of Christ. Erasmus translates it sacrificans evangelium, ‘presenting the gospel as a sacrifice;' Calvin, consecrans evangelium, which he explains, ‘performing the sacred mysteries of the gospel.' But as the two objects were inseparable in our Lord’s work, both may well be in view here. Romans 15:16 that I should be a minister of Christ Jesus unto the Gentiles, ... and has been variously explained. I have written to you very forcefully on some matters, but this was just to remind you of them again, because of the grace God gave to me Romans 15:1. Romans 15:13 NIV - May the God of hope fill you with all - Bible Gateway. John Piper Dec 31, 1995 7 Shares Sermon. In Romans 15:5, he describes God as (lit. Christ came to fulfill God's promises to Israel and about the Gentiles. With Romans 15:14, the final section of the epistle begins, wherein Paul wrote a number of personal things concerning himself, his plans, reasons for his hope of coming at last to Rome, also including a request for the prayers of the Christians of Rome upon his behalf. Romans 15:25-27. Romans 2:15 "Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and [their] thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)" “Work of the law”: Probably best understood as “the same works the Mosaic law prescribes.” “Conscience”: Literal meaning “with knowledge.” Romans 2:15 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 2:15, NIV: "They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.)" If we see things happening within the body of Christ, the Old Testament is a great reservoir of instruction regarding God's relationship with those who have made a covenant with Him.. God faithfully recorded the way the Israelites acted and reacted to Him, as well as the way He reacted to them. Perhaps this is an unfortunate chapter division, because the end of chapter 14 helps us to understand the beginning of chapter 15. Romans 10:15, ESV: "And how are they to preach unless they are sent?As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”" Romans 15:14-33 focus on Paul, his purpose and calling, his past ministry, and his plans for the future. Romans 15:1. That lays the basis for redemption. Romans 15 begins with Paul's encouragement to those strong in faith: to please other Christians before themselves so the church can be unified. The Example of Christ. Follow Desiring God on … (22-29) He requests their prayers. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. Paraphrase– 14.