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Compromise Is Not a Dirty Word Romans 14:1-12

Compromise Is Not a Dirty Word

Compromise is at the heart of what it means to be a Christian


After a light-hearted look at a story about compromise, the material begins by questioning the strongly held belief that we must never compromise on our core values. It then moves on to the apostle Paul’s regrettable labeling of the “strong” and the “weak,” but notes that at least the apostle spends most of his time speaking to the “strong,” not the “weak.” The material concludes with the reminder that compromise is only possible when we remember that it is not about us, but about Christ and his church.



For material based on today’s gospel text, see “Forgiveness Fitness,” September 17, 2017.


A certain fellow — whom everyone agreed was a solid, good guy — wanted a fishing boat more than anything. Specifically, he had his eye on a center console with an Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboard motor.

His wife was not so keen on this, citing various and sundry...

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