March 05, 2019: Romans 15:1-6

03.05.2019

Tuesday Bible Study

Adult Learning Center

Rev. Sarah TevisTownes


This week begins the season of Lent. Join us for Ash Wednesday at 6PM. We’ll acknowledge our mortality while also recognizing the divine spark within each of us. On Sunday, we’ll begin our Lenten series, “A Season of Hope.” In addition to exploring the odd and beautiful places we experience hope in our lives, we’ll also be learning more about the Bible and the United Church of Christ. Next week’s text will be Romans 15:1-6. We’ll talk about the nature of scripture, receive a short history of the Bible, and discover how our sacred texts might bring us hope as we begin our walk toward Jerusalem.


Scripture

Romans 15: 1-6

New Revised Standard Version

 

We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Each of us must please our neighbor for the good purpose of building up the neighbor. 3 For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.” 4 For whatever was written in former days was written for our learning, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. 5 May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, 6 so that together you may with one voice glorify the God.