Jesus, Our Great Savior and Example
Mike Bullmore / October 13, 2019
BIBLE PASSAGE FOR THIS SERMON
The Example of Christ
15 We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 3 For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written,
Christ the Hope of Jews and Gentiles
The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me. 4 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. 5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6 that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
8 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, 9 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.
Sermon Application Questions – 10/13/191. What happens if we just try to follow Jesus’ example without first being changed by the gospel and continuing to live in the good of the gospel? Has that ever characterized you? 2. What exactly is the relationship between Jesus’ work as savior and his being our example for how to live? 3. What kinds of things can you imagine actually supplying to other believers as you seek to build them up (v. 2)? What have other believers provided for you as they sought to do you good and build you up?
Mike Bullmore is preaching from Romans 15:1-13 this morning in a sermon he has titled, “Jesus, Our Great Savior and Example.”