By Garry Knighton
Church of Christ/North - Shreveport, La.
WE ARE BROTHERS
Never has the Chruch been without problems.
Doctrinal - personal - cultural - logical - etc. (Corinth)
There is no congregation today without problems...some have more than others.
In our study let's note some biblical examples of problems and seek some answers to help solve ours.
Genesis 13:1-9 - Abram & Lot.
I Kings 12:21-24 - Rehoboam vs. North.
Corinth - I Cor. 1:10; 3:1-9; 6:1-8.
What is God's Plan For Those Who Sow Disorder?
Discipline - I Cor. 5:13.
II Thessalonians 3:6-15.
SOME KEYS TO UNITY.
Realize that we ALL share to some degree in the responsibility for the tensions that exist within the congregation.
Listen and think before commenting. (Time)
Be careful not to label too quickly, and then only if completely necessary.
Always exercise the proper attitude. (Eph. 4:1-3)
Realize that "truth" is something that must be continually sought.
Be biblical - Mark those who walk disorderly.
If your complaint is without Scripture - "Stay out of it"
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