SCRIPTURES TO READ: Romans 14:19-23
19 So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. 20 Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God. Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to make another stumble by what he eats. 21 It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble. 22 The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves. 23 But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.
QUESTIONS TO ANSWER:
1. What two things should Christians pursue? (V19)
2. How can Christians practically pursue peace and mutual upbuilding? (Vv20-21)
3. What advice does Paul give to Christians who hold convictions that differ to those around them? (V22)
4. Although restraining our convictions for the sake of love may be difficult, what word of encouragement does Paul provide Christians who do so? (V22)
5. Identify a Biblical principle that Paul states should also govern the choices that believers do or do not make? (V23)