The following is the thirty-fifth weekâ€™s lesson.Â Paul encourages us to accept one another and do what leads to peace as we serve the Lord together in his kingdom. We’ll be taking next weekend off and will resume with remainderÂ of chapter 15 on July 13.
15 We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2Â Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification. 3Â For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, â€œThe reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.â€ 4Â For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. 5Â Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, 6Â that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7Â Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. 8Â Now I say that Jesus Christ has become a servant to the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers, 9Â and that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy, as it is written:
â€œFor this reason I will confess to You among the Gentiles,
And sing to Your name.â€
10Â And again he says:
â€œRejoice, O Gentiles, with His people!â€
11Â And again:
â€œPraise the Lord, all you Gentiles!
Laud Him, all you peoples!â€
12Â And again, Isaiah says:
â€œThere shall be a root of Jesse;
And He who shall rise to reign over the Gentiles,
In Him the Gentiles shall hope.â€
13Â Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Â (NKJV)