This month we are exploring ways we can refresh relationships within the Church. How? By taking care of the BODY (Faculties), taking care to BUILD (Fortify) the Kingdom, taking care of the BUSINESS (Finances), and taking care of the BELIEVER (Faithful).
ROMANS 14:1, 4 AMP
1 As for the one whose faith is weak, accept him [into your fellowship], but not for [the purpose of] quarreling over his opinions. 4 Who are you to judge the servant of another? Before his own master he stands [approved] or falls [out of favor]. And he [who serves the Master--the Lord] will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
Romans 14:10 GW (God's Word Translation)
Why do you criticize or despise other Christians? Everyone will stand in front of God to be judged.
Romans 14:11-13 NLT (New Living Translation)
11 For the Scriptures say, “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord , ‘every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will declare allegiance to God. ’” 12 Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God. 13 So let’s stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall.
Romans 14:16-18 NLT
Then you will not be criticized for doing something you believe is good. For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too.
ROMANS 14:19 AMP
So then, let us pursue [with enthusiasm] the things which make for peace and the building up of one another [things which lead to spiritual growth].