Relationship tips 30JUNE12 - Withcott Church of Christ

If you've gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his
love has made any difference in your life, if being in a
community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have
a heart, if you care— then do me a favor: Agree with each
other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don't push
your way to the front; don't sweet-talk your way to the
top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don't
be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget
yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand Philippians 2:1-4
First pride, then the crash the bigger the ego,
the harder the fall - Proverbs 16:18
Make this your common practice: Confess
your sins to each other and pray for each
other so that you can live together whole and
healed - James 5:16
Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into
sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical
comments for yourself. You might be needing
forgiveness before the day's out. Stoop down
and reach out to those who are oppressed.
Share their burdens, and so complete Christ's
law. If you think you are too good for that, you
are badly deceived - Galatians 6:2
Make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting,
profane talk. Be gentle with one another,
sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and
thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you –
Ephesians 4:32
Let's see how inventive we can be in
encouraging love and helping out, not
avoiding worshiping together as some do but
spurring each other on, especially as we see
the big Day approaching - Hebrews 10:24
This is how I want you to conduct yourself in these
matters. If you enter your place of worship and,
about to make an offering, you suddenly
remember a grudge a friend has against you,
abandon your offering, leave immediately, go to
this friend and make things right. Then and only
then, come back and work things out with God –
Matthew 5:22-24
And how dare you take each other to court!
When you think you have been wronged,
does it make any sense to go before a court
that knows nothing of God's ways instead of
a family of Christians – 1 Corinthians 6:1