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The Safeguard of Rejoicing

The Safeguard of Rejoicing

Confronting Conflict with the Gospel #13: The Safeguard of Rejoicing Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. Philippians 3:1 ESV “All church conflict is theological.” explains Jim Van Yperen...
Are You Second?

Are You Second?

Confronting Conflict with the Gospel #11: Are You Second? Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. But even if I am being...
Do You Think Like Jesus?

Do You Think Like Jesus?

Confronting Conflict with the Gospel #9: Do You Think Like Jesus?In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made...
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...
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...