Speaking The Truth In Love
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Dealing With Disagreements Without Being Disagreeable
Paul has some practical advice for dealing with disagreements between members of the Body of Christ EPHESIANS 4:2,15,23-26
• Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.
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• Speak the truth in love, growing more and more like Christ, who is the Head of his Body, the Church.
• Let the Holy Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.
• Stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbours the truth.
Challenging The Sin Without Condemning The Sinner JOHN 8:2-11
A marvelous example of the way Jesus confronted sin but did not condemn the sinner is to be seen in the way he dealt with a young woman caught in the very act of adultery.
Compassion Without Compromise
Jesus shows the woman God's compassion without compromising God's standards of holiness.
He speaks God's truth into the situation, but does so with love and a godly tenderness, just like God the Father in PSALM 103:13-14.
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