Saturday, April 18, 2009

Six Biblical Guidelines for Loving Each Other Amid Differences

Here is the counsel John Piper gave his pastoral staff and their wives at a recent retreat. This is also really good counsel for all of us who claim Christ. To read the whole thing (biblical support and explanation) – click here.

1. Let’s avoid gossiping.
2. Let’s identify evidences of grace in each other and speak them to each other and about each other.
3. Let’s speak criticism directly to each other if we feel the need to speak to others about it.
4. Let’s look for, and assume, the best motive in the other’s viewpoint, especially when we disagree.
5. Think often of the magnificent things we hold in common.
6. Let’s be more amazed that we are forgiven than that we are right. And in that way, let’s shape our relationships by the gospel.

from JT

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