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Do You Have to Win?

Do You Have to Win?

Confronting Conflict with the Gospel #8: Do You Have to Win? Therefore, if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being...
The Community of Suffering

The Community of Suffering

Confronting Conflict with the Gospel 7: The Community of Suffering This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God. For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for...
Shield Wall or Just a Wall?

Shield Wall or Just a Wall?

Confronting Conflict with the Gospel 6: Shield Wall or Just a Wall? Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side...
What Does It Matter?

What Does It Matter?

Confronting Conflict with the Gospel #5: What Does It Matter? The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way,...
His Love’s the Only Thing that Really Works

His Love’s the Only Thing that Really Works

Confronting Conflict with the Gospel #4: His Love’s the only thing that really works. And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for...
Right to be Angry at the Unfinished State of Other Believers?

Right to be Angry at the Unfinished State of Other Believers?

Confronting Conflict with the Gospel #3: Right to be Angry at the Unfinished State of Other Believers? Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6 A woman shook her Bible...
Are You Fighting With Your Partners?

Are You Fighting With Your Partners?

Confronting Conflict with the Gospel #2: Are You Fighting With Your Partners? I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. Philippians 1:4-5 I hate conflict in the church as much as anyone. But we all know it...
Are We Correctly Addressing Church Conflict?

Are We Correctly Addressing Church Conflict?

Confronting Conflict with the Gospel #1: Are We Correctly Addressing Church Conflict? Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand...