"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man
of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
-- 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Big Idea: We either stumble over Christ, or He becomes the Rock on which we stand.
II. His People
A. Paul wrote Romans to provide reassurance. Romans 9:23-25
B. God placed us where we are for a reason. Romans 9:26; Acts 17:26-27
A. Opinions won’t save us. Matthew 7:13-14; Acts 9:27, 17:28
B. Don’t take God’s grace for granted. Romans 1:18; 9:28-29; 1 Timothy 2:4
A. We can pursue righteousness. Acts 9:30; 2 Timothy 2:25
B. If we run our own race, we’ll miss the prize. Matthew 21:42; Acts 9:31-32.
V. No Shame
A. Stumbling isn’t always bad. Psalm 118:13; Romans 9:33
B. Christ will lift you up. Psalm 40:2, 9-10; Romans 9:33
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