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Oct 24, 2021

Glorifying God--the Main Thing

Passage: Romans 15:7-13

Preacher: John Repsold

Series: Romans

Keywords: acceptance, glorifying god, inclusion, main thing, receiving others


The old proverb says, "The main thing is that the main thing always remain the main thing." This message takes a look at "the main thing" through Paul's eyes as he calls us to share with others the acceptance Christ has shared with us...but doing so keeping the main thing the main thing.


Glorifying God: 

Why Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing Matters

Romans 15:7-13

Oct. 24, 2021


There is a quote that, if you look it up on the internet, is attributed to the motivational speaker and author, Steven Covey.  But I had a professor in college who loved repeating it long before Mr. Covey used it in his book.  This professor called it “an old German proverb,” which may have been a bit of folklore as well.  Nonetheless, it goes like this:  The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. 

            Don’t answer out loud or just give me the Sunday School answer here.  But, what’s the first thing that comes to mind if I were to ask you, “What is really “the main thing” of your life?”?  Maybe to get a really accurate answer to that, we should ask the people closest to us.  “What do you see driving my life at every level and area of my life?” 

            Today we’re in a passage of Romans 15 that again calls us to some practical loving of each other.  But today’s text teaches us WHY the ultimate reason for loving each other in certain ways is so important.  Motivation matters!  And the motivation we’re called to here is not one you will find any of your non-Christian friends or family and certainly not our culture calling you to care about.  In fact, they may look at you cross-eyed when you tell them WHY you love your church family or even WHY you are loving them the way you do (especially when they are acting…like family