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November 10 - Final Warnings (Romans 16:17-20)

Prepare for Sunday morning worship by using the guide below

Adult Education

This Sunday Jarrett Fletcher will continue teaching "Praying with Paul." This class will begin Sunday at 10:00am in the Multi-Purpose room.

Worship Songs

Hail the Day That Christ Arose
O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
By Faith
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
O Great God

Unreached People Group

In our Sunday gathering this week, we will be praying for the Chakali in India.

Romans 16:17-20

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil. The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Summary

After greeting various saints at the church in Rome, Paul offers a warning to the church over false teachers that will come to bring divisions and create obstacles to living in light of the gospel. It is motivated by love and concern for the continued unity of the church.  In these few verses, he warns them, calls them to discernment and then reminds them of the promise of God ultimate victory.  

Review and Apply

What is Paul warning the Romans about?  How does this apply today?

What are some characteristics of false teachers?  How do you recognize them?

What kind of obstacles are often placed in the way of faithful Christiansl by false teachers?

What is needed to see this threat of false teachers?

How do you understand Satan's challenge today?

What promise does Paul give to encourage the church?

What does it mean 'will soon crush Satan under your feet'?

In what ways are you growing in 'being wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil'?