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What to do When Saints Squabble (13 of 16)
Series: Joy for the Journey
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
November 4, 2007
When you have a falling out with somebody .. it's bad. But when it's somebody in the church .. it's worse. Last time together .. James gave us some help in what to do when saint stray. Today .. Paul is going to help us know what to do when saints squabble!
Take your Bible and turn with me to the New Testament book of Philippians. The church at Philippi was a strong church .. a mission-minded church .. a soul winning church. And yet .. like in every church .. they were experiencing some internal problems.
No church .. whether it was in the New Testament or today .. is free from problems. I feel sorry for people who leave one church in search of a problem-free church. Eventually ... they will discover that the other church has its own set of problems. Why not stay and be a positive influence in making your church stronger and healthier? There's no such thing as a perfect church because it's made up of imperfect people.
There was a husband and wife who were having a little disagreement. He said to her, "I guess you think that I'm a perfect idiot?" She said, "No, I wouldn't say anybody was perfect." And so it is with any church.
Now the Devil loves it when God's people begin squabbling. If he can get us distracted .. he can steal away our joy and slow down the work of God. And I don't know anything that the Devil would enjoy anymore than to steal our joy and to slow down the work of God!
Well .. let's see how he does it and
What to do When Saints Squabble
"Therefore, my beloved and longed for brethren, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, beloved. I implore Euodia and I implore Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, an ...
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