As you help build up another Christian, you will both benefit from the encouragement of the Scriptures and bring praise to God.

As you help build up another Christian, you will both benefit from the encouragement of the Scriptures and bring praise to God.

BibleGateway: Romans 15:1-13

ESV Text: Romans 15:1-13

Romans 15:1–13 (Listen)

The Example of Christ

15:1 We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Christ the Hope of Jews and Gentiles

For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,


  “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles,
    and sing to your name.”

10 And again it is said,


  “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.”

11 And again,


  “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles,
    and let all the peoples extol him.”

12 And again Isaiah says,


  “The root of Jesse will come,
    even he who arises to rule the Gentiles;
  in him will the Gentiles hope.”

13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

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KJV Text:

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     1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. 3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. 4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

     5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: 6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

     7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God. 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: 9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name. 10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. 11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. 12 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.

     13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 224 :
Come Holy Ghost, God and Lord

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1. Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord! 
Be all Thy graces now out poured 
On each believer’s mind and heart; 
Thy fervent love to them impart. 
Lord, by the brightness of Thy light, 
Thou in the faith dost men unite 
Of every land and every tongue; 
This to Thy praise, O Lord, our God, be sung. 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 

2. Thou holy Light, Guide Divine, 
Oh, cause the Word of Life to shine! 
Teach us to know our God aright 
And call Him Father with delight. 
From every error keep us free; 
Let none but Christ our Master be 
That we in living faith abide, 
In Him, our Lord, with all our might confide. 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 

3. Thou holy Fire, Comfort true, 
Grant us the will Thy work to do 
And in Thy service to abide; 
Let trials turn us not aside. 
Lord, by Thy power prepare each heart 
And to our weakness strength impart 
That bravely here we may contend, 
Through life and death to Thee, our Lord, ascend. 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 


Hymn: LSB 502 Holy Spirit, the Dove Sent from Heaven
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