Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 7

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 7

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17. An Impartial Attitude - Continued
As Christians we should be easy to get along with - Psalm 133:1
Anatomy of division within the church
A. Hurt - Sows a seed of discord
B. Bitterness - Dwelling on the issue
C. Rationalization
D. Avoidance
E. Collaboration - Mustering support for yourself
F. Division - Broken relationships, factions
Romans 15:5, 2 Corinthians 13:11, Philippians 2:1-2
Implications
A. Consider the cost of disunity
B. Spiritual safety comes through spiritual unity
C. Be the first one to seek peace and reconciliation
D. Spend more time considering the evidences of grace in their life than their
weaknesses.

18. Have a humble nature - vs. 16
Do not think more highly of yourself than you ought
Romans 12:3, James 2:17

19. A Meek Appraisal - vs. 16
1. Am I gentle and patient with others
2. Do I see myself as no better than others
3. Do I talk about others
4. Am I thankful for others
5. Do I have a teachable spirit
6. Do I have a forgiving spirit