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1 Edify Another Rom 14:19. Paul’s Admonition Rom 14:19 (NKJV) …Let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.

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1 1 Edify Another Rom 14:19

2 Paul’s Admonition Rom 14:19 (NKJV) …Let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another. Rom 14:19 (NKJV) …Let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.

3 Conduct Toward Each Other  Civil matters  Justice, peace and order  Observed by members of little flock

4 Church’s Conduct  In Sacred things  Conscience and religion observance  Differences and anxieties  Disharmony may result in stumbling

5 For the Church to Grow Rom 14:19 (NKJV) …To pursue the things which made for peace and the things by which one may edify another. Rom 14:19 (NKJV) …To pursue the things which made for peace and the things by which one may edify another.

6 Meaning of Edify  “To instruct in such a way as to improve, enlighten, or uplift morally, spiritually, or intellectually”

7 Original Meaning  Literal building of an edifice 1 Cor 3:16 (NKJV) Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 1 Cor 3:16 (NKJV) Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

8 Paul’s Words Rom 14:19 (NKJV) Pursue the things which make for peace. Rom 14:19 (NKJV) Pursue the things which make for peace. Rom 14:19 (AMP) Let us then definitely aim for and eagerly pursue what makes for harmony. Rom 14:19 (AMP) Let us then definitely aim for and eagerly pursue what makes for harmony.

9 Pursue Peace Matt 5:9 (NKJV) Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matt 5:9 (NKJV) Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

10 Peace and Harmony Rom 12:18 (NKJV) If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Rom 12:18 (NKJV) If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.

11 Fulfill Others Phil 2:2-4 (NKJV) Fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Phil 2:2-4 (NKJV) Fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

12 Handling Disputes  Esteeming one day Holier than another  Eating or abstaining from meats

13 Paul’s Correction Gal 2:11-13 (NKJV) Now when Peter had come to Antioch, I (Paul) withstood him to his face, because he was to be blamed; for before certain men came from James, he would eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision. And the rest of the Jews also played the hypocrite with him, so that even Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy. Gal 2:11-13 (NKJV) Now when Peter had come to Antioch, I (Paul) withstood him to his face, because he was to be blamed; for before certain men came from James, he would eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision. And the rest of the Jews also played the hypocrite with him, so that even Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy.

14 Maintaining Pure Truth Gal 2:14 (NKJV) They were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel. Gal 2:14 (NKJV) They were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel.

15 To Edify Another Rom 14:19 (NKJV) …The things by which one may edify another. Rom 14:19 (NKJV) …The things by which one may edify another.  To build up a Brother or Sister.

16 The Work At Hand Eph 4:11-12 (NKJV)…Gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ… Eph 4:11-12 (NKJV)…Gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ…

17 Two Aspects to the Teaching 1. Equipping of the saints for the work of ministry 2. Edifying of the body of Christ

18 Equipping for the Ministry John 3:16 (NKJV) … God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (NKJV) … God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

19 Equipping for the Ministry 2 Cor 5:18-19 (NKJV) That God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 2 Cor 5:18-19 (NKJV) That God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

20 Edifying the Body Eph 4:13 We all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ... Eph 4:13 We all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ... Eph 4: 15 (NKJV) … No longer … children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting… Eph 4: 15 (NKJV) … No longer … children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting…

21 Example of Bereans Acts 17:11 (NKJV) Received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so. Acts 17:11 (NKJV) Received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so. 2 Tim 2:15 (AMP) Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth. 2 Tim 2:15 (AMP) Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth.

22 Commending to God Acts 20:32 (NKJV) So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. Acts 20:32 (NKJV) So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 1 Cor 3:6 (NKJV) I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. 1 Cor 3:6 (NKJV) I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.

23 Gospel of God’s Grace Acts 20:24 (NKJV) The word of His grace or The gospel of the grace of God… Acts 20:24 (NKJV) The word of His grace or The gospel of the grace of God…

24 Warning on Knowledge 1 Cor 8:1 (AMP) …[Yet mere] knowledge causes people to be puffed up (to bear themselves loftily and be proud), but love (affection and goodwill and benevolence) edifies and builds up and encourages one to grow [to his full stature]. 1 Cor 8:1 (AMP) …[Yet mere] knowledge causes people to be puffed up (to bear themselves loftily and be proud), but love (affection and goodwill and benevolence) edifies and builds up and encourages one to grow [to his full stature].

25 Self Examination Jude (NKJV) But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Jude (NKJV) But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

26 Fruits of the Spirit 1 Cor 10:23-24 (NKJV) All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. Let no one seek his own, but each one the other's well-being. 1 Cor 10:23-24 (NKJV) All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. Let no one seek his own, but each one the other's well-being.

27 The Narrow Way - Comfort 1 Thess 5:11 (NKJV) …Comfort each other and edify one another… 1 Thess 5:11 (NKJV) …Comfort each other and edify one another…

28 Admonished to Comfort Heb A sympathetic High Priest who was tempted or tried by the Heavenly Father in all ways. Heb A sympathetic High Priest who was tempted or tried by the Heavenly Father in all ways.

29 Edifying Body Members Eph 4:16 (NKJV) … From whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. Eph 4:16 (NKJV) … From whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

30 Edification and Fruitage John 15:5-6 NKJV) I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. John 15:5-6 NKJV) I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

31 Fleshly Weaknesses 1 Cor 1: Cor 1:26-29 Not Many Called Who Are; Not Many Called Who Are; –Wise –Noble God’s Confounds the World With; God’s Confounds the World With; –Foolish Things –Weak Things –Base Things –Things despised God –Things Which are Not 1 Cor 1:29 (NKJV) … That no flesh should glory in His presence. 1 Cor 1:29 (NKJV) … That no flesh should glory in His presence.

32 Gifts of the Spirit 1 Cor 12:4-6 (TEV) There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served. There are different abilities to perform service, but the same God gives ability to all for their particular service. 1 Cor 12:4-6 (TEV) There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served. There are different abilities to perform service, but the same God gives ability to all for their particular service.

33 Gifts from the Holy Spirit 1 Cor 12:6-10 (TEV) The Spirit's presence is shown in some way in each person for the good of all. The Spirit gives one person a message full of wisdom, while to another person the same Spirit gives a message full of knowledge. One and the same Spirit gives faith to one person, while to another person he gives the power to heal. The Spirit gives one person the power to work miracles; to another, the gift of speaking God's message; and to yet another, the ability to tell the difference between gifts that come from the Spirit and those that do not. 1 Cor 12:6-10 (TEV) The Spirit's presence is shown in some way in each person for the good of all. The Spirit gives one person a message full of wisdom, while to another person the same Spirit gives a message full of knowledge. One and the same Spirit gives faith to one person, while to another person he gives the power to heal. The Spirit gives one person the power to work miracles; to another, the gift of speaking God's message; and to yet another, the ability to tell the difference between gifts that come from the Spirit and those that do not.

34 Talents and Abilities 1 Cor 12:11 (TEV) The Spirit … as he wishes, he gives a different gift to each person. 1 Cor 12:11 (TEV) The Spirit … as he wishes, he gives a different gift to each person.

35 The Fullness of Spirit John 3:34 (TEV) The one whom God has sent speaks God's words, because God gives him the fullness of his Spirit. John 3:34 (TEV) The one whom God has sent speaks God's words, because God gives him the fullness of his Spirit.

36 The Importance of Individual Member 1 Cor 12:12 (TEV) Christ is like a single body, which has many parts; it is still one body, even though it is made up of different parts. 1 Cor 12:12 (TEV) Christ is like a single body, which has many parts; it is still one body, even though it is made up of different parts.

37 Importance of Individual Members 1 Cor 12:22-26 (TEV) On the contrary, we cannot do without the parts of the body that seem to be weaker; and those parts that we think aren't worth very much are the ones which we treat with greater care; while the parts of the body which don't look very nice are treated with special modesty, which the more beautiful parts do not need. God himself has put the body together in such a way as to give greater honor to those parts that need it. And so there is no division in the body, but all its different parts have the same concern for one another. If one part of the body suffers, all the other parts suffer with it; if one part is praised; all the other parts share its happiness. 1 Cor 12:22-26 (TEV) On the contrary, we cannot do without the parts of the body that seem to be weaker; and those parts that we think aren't worth very much are the ones which we treat with greater care; while the parts of the body which don't look very nice are treated with special modesty, which the more beautiful parts do not need. God himself has put the body together in such a way as to give greater honor to those parts that need it. And so there is no division in the body, but all its different parts have the same concern for one another. If one part of the body suffers, all the other parts suffer with it; if one part is praised; all the other parts share its happiness.

38 Paul’s Beautiful Analogy 1 Cor 13:12 (TEV) What we see now is like a dim image in a mirror; then we shall see face-to-face. What I know now is only partial; then it will be complete — as complete as God's knowledge of me. 1 Cor 13:12 (TEV) What we see now is like a dim image in a mirror; then we shall see face-to-face. What I know now is only partial; then it will be complete — as complete as God's knowledge of me. 1 Cor 13:13 (TEV) …These three remain: faith, hope, and love; and the greatest of these is love. 1 Cor 13:13 (TEV) …These three remain: faith, hope, and love; and the greatest of these is love.

39 Let Us  Abide in the love of God  Work to edify another


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