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Getting Along with One Another

Communion Service


Now all things are of God, the One having reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and having given to us the ministry of reconciliation:
2 Cor. 5:18

The problems of people just needing to get along with one another seem now to be

And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, as also in Christ God forgave you.
Eph. 4:32

So many of us have different positions and opinions: Infant vs choosing baptism;
Always saved vs the free will to walk a your faith.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Matthew 5:9

To as many as who has received Him, He gave the right to be called sons of God.

Study to be silent. Be swift to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry. Because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. —James 1:19-20
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Eph. 2:10

Psalm 23

Try to see the other persons viewpoint.
Even a simple water bottle can appear very different to someone seeing the other side if you can only see one side.
Do you every find yourself getting angry with sinners for sinning? We should recognize that the enemy has blinded their eyes. They can not even recognize what is sin. Would you ask a blind man who many fingers you are holding up? No, of course not. Pray for God to open their eyes first.
Try to walk a mile in someone else’s situation before you condemn their actions.

We have a little diversity in our church. God created diversity, but not division or discord or denigration.
 It is obvious what kind of life develops out of trying to get your own way all the time: repetitive, loveless, cheap sex; a stinking accumulation of mental and emotional garbage; frenzied and joyless grabs for happiness; trinket gods; magic-show religion; paranoid loneliness; cutthroat competition; all-consuming-yet-never-satisfied wants; a brutal temper; an impotence to love or be loved; divided homes and divided lives; small-minded and lopsided pursuits; the vicious habit of depersonalizing everyone into a rival; uncontrolled and uncontrollable addictions; ugly parodies of community. I could go on.
This isn’t the first time I have warned you, you know. If you use your freedom this way, you will not inherit God’s kingdom. —Galations 5:19-21 Message Bible
Be careful in friend and mate selection:
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” —1 Corinthians 15:33
Find a good spouse, you find a good life—and even more: the favor of God!
Proverbes 18:22

Remember who you are in all this finger pointing.

We have been given the job of reconciliation.

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