Oct 31, 2021

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October 31, 2021

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Therefore, do not let your good be slandered, for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Whoever serves Christ in this way is acceptable to God and receives human approval. So then, let us pursue what promotes peace and what builds up one another.

Romans 14:16-19
 

Do not tear down God’s work because of food. Everything is clean, but it is wrong to make someone fall by what he eats. It is a good thing not to eat meat, or drink wine, or do anything that makes your brother or sister stumble.

Romans 14:20-21
 

Whatever you believe about these things, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves. But whoever doubts stands condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith, and everything that is not from faith is sin.

Romans 14:22-23
 

A fool does not delight in understanding, but only wants to show off his opinions.

Proverbs 18:2
 

But Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness, has not achieved the righteousness of the law. Why is that? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone. As it is written, Look, I am putting a stone in Zion to stumble over and a rock to trip over, and the one who believes on him will not be put to shame.

Romans 9:31-33
 

Holt Venue

What does a person coming to this venue for the first time see when they spend an hour with us on a Sunday morning?
 

As that person gets to know us do they see and experience unity within our church?
 

Therefore, let us no longer judge one another. Instead decide never to put a stumbling block or pitfall in the way of your brother or sister.

Romans 13:13
 

Will a person who joins our church come to find out that we are judging one another and putting stumbling blocks in front of each other?
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Are they going to find unity in the midst of open-handed disagreement?
 

I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself. Still, to someone who considers a thing to be unclean, to that one it is unclean. For if your brother or sister is hurt by what you eat, you are no longer walking according to love. Do not destroy, by what you eat, someone for whom Christ died.

Romans 14:14-15
 

Therefore, do not let your good be slandered, for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Whoever serves Christ in this way is acceptable to God and receives human approval. So then, let us pursue what promotes peace and what builds up one another.

Romans 14:16-19
 

Whatever you believe about these things, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves. But whoever doubts stands condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith, and everything that is not from faith is sin.

Romans 14:22-23
 

As a person gets to know us, do they see and experience unity within our church?

MSU Venue

Welcome anyone who is weak in faith, but don’t argue about disputed matters.

Romans 14:1
 

The church was never meant to be a cozy club of like-minded people of one race or social position or intellectual caliber. Christians are not clones, identical in all respects. One of the difficulties the church has always faced is that included in its membership are the rich and the poor, the powerful
and the powerless, those from every stratum of society, the old and the young, adults and children, the conservatives and the radicals. People from a great number of nations are
Christians, and people of every temperament. This is a wonderful thing about the church… the rich variety in our brothers and sisters in Christ. – Leon Morris
 

Therefore, let us no longer judge one another. Instead decide never to put a stumbling block or pitfall in the way of your brother or sister.

Romans 14:13
 

I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself. Still, to someone who considers a thing to be unclean, to that one it is unclean. For if your brother or sister is hurt by what you eat, you are no longer walking according to love. Do not destroy, by what you eat, someone for whom Christ died.

Romans 14:14-15
 

Reject a divisive person after a first and second warning.

Titus 3:10
 

Be at peace among yourselves. And we exhort you, brothers and sisters: warn those who are idle, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:13-14
 

Therefore, do not let your good be slandered, for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Whoever serves Christ in this way is acceptable to God and receives human approval.

Romans 14:16-18
 

So then, let us pursue what promotes peace and what builds up one another. Do not tear down God’s work because of food. Everything is clean, but it is wrong to make someone fall by what he eats.

Romans 14:9-20/a>
 

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.

Matthew 5:9/a>
 

It is a good thing not to eat meat, or drink wine, or do anything that makes your brother or sister stumble. Whatever you believe about these things, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves.

Romans 14:21-22/a>
 

But whoever doubts stands condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith, and everything that is not from faith is sin.

Romans 14:23/a>
 

For you were called to be free, brothers and sisters; only don’t use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love. For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement: Love your neighbor as yourself. But if you bite and devour one another, watch out, or you will be consumed by one another.

Galatians 5:13-15/a>
 

To Maintain a Loving Coexistance:
#1 Watch Out
#2 Repent and Believe
#3 Imitate Jesus
 

Adopt the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be exploited. Instead he emptied himself by assuming the form of a servant, taking on the likeness of humanity. And when he had come as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death — even to death on a cross.

Philippians 2:5-8/a>
 

REO Town Venue

Therefore, let us no longer judge one another. Instead decide never to put a stumbling block or pitfall in the way of your brother or sister. I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself. Still, to someone who considers a thing to be unclean, to that one it is unclean.

Romans 14:13-14
 

For if your brother or sister is hurt by what you eat, you are no longer walking according to love. Do not destroy, by what you eat, someone for whom Christ died.

Romans 14:15
 

Therefore, do not let your good be slandered, for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Whoever serves Christ in this way is acceptable to God and receives human approval.

Romans 14:16-18
 

So then, let us pursue what promotes peace and what builds up one another. Do not tear down God’s work because of food. Everything is clean, but it is wrong to make someone fall by what he eats.

Romans 14:19-20
 

It is a good thing not to eat meat, or drink wine, or do anything that makes your brother or sister stumble.

Romans 14:21
 

Whatever you believe about these things, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves. But whoever doubts stands condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith, and everything that is not from faith is sin.

Romans 14:22-23
 

Westside Venue

We’re collecting Thanksgiving Day meals that will be donated to our friends at the Lansing Area Aids Network. Drop off meals at our Holt, REO Town, and Westside Venues during Weekend Service on November 21.

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Holt Venue

Take a breather from your schoolwork and hangout with us at Riv’s Westside Venue on November 12. Our overnight is a 24 hour event filled with eating together, playing games, and workshops tackling different topics around life, spirituality, and being a Christ follower. Click below to check it out and if you have any questions, DM us @rivmsu or email us at [email protected]

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