Contributed on Aug 20, 2001
Helping a church remain healthy in its relationships requires paying attention to the "one anothers" of the Bible. (Sermon series originally published in Proclaim! The Journal for Biblical Preaching)
August 26, 2001 These things I command you, that ye love one another. John 15:17 Stop the first one hundred people you meet on the street and ask them this question: What¡¦s wrong with the church today? You will get plenty of answers! It¡¦s so easy to criticize what others are ...read more
Contributed on Aug 30, 2001
Friendship is important...critical to living the Christian life.
September 2, 2001 What makes for a real friend? What is the value of friendship? Philosophers have discussed and debated that for centuries. Mencius said, Friendship is one mind in two bodies. In the 1950¡¦s Norman Vincent Peale said, Getting people to like you is only the other ...read more
Contributed on Sep 6, 2001
We are told to be fair in all our dealings. What does that look like; how do I go about it?
September 9, 2001 The Bible says (Leviticus 19.18) that we must love our neighbor. The two questions that immediately come into focus are: a) What is it like to love a neighbor (be fair)? b) How do I go about doing just that? Even Christians have trouble getting along with their ...read more
Contributed on Oct 5, 2001
If you want to help the body witness to the world of the true and resurrected Christ, you must make certain there are some basic factors working. We do that by teaching, or edifying one another.
October 7, 2001 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Our study of the "one anothers" of the Bible brings us to the need of the body of Christ to ...read more
Contributed on Oct 11, 2001
Many Christians are weary and worn by this life. Edifying ¡V building-up by Christian brothers is the only hope some of us have!
October 14, 2001 ¡Kand edify one another, even as also ye do. Out of ancient Greek history we find the king of Sparta boasting to a visiting monarch about the mighty walls of Sparta. The guest looked around, but he saw no walls. I¡¦d like to see those walls. Show them to me! The Spartan ...read more