If a tree is planted by the water, it will be prosperous. (Psalm 1)
Why should we want to be productive? John 15:8- “this is to my Father's glory.”
Everything that happens in this church should be for the expressed purpose of glorifying God and bearing fruit for His kingdom.
vs.7- If we cannot accept one another, we cannot bring praise to God.
(vs.9-12) It was the plan of God that Jews and Gentiles worship Him together.
To have the kind of worship in Romans 15, there needed to be a blending of cultures.
Worship in spirit- sincerity of heart
Worship in truth- focusing on the totality of Scriptures.
We must never compromise one for the other.