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10 Important Words in Christian Relationships

With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” (Eph. 4:2, 3, 32).

This exhortation from the Apostle Paul is a plea for church members to exercise some T.L.C. towards others.   We all have our shortcomings and weaknesses.  None of us are perfect.  I pray these 10 words will be manifest in all our dealings with one another:

1.“Lowliness”— Being humble. Not proud.

2.“Meekness”— Not easily provoked; Yielding rights.

3.“Longsuffering”— Patience.

4.“Forbearing”— Tolerance of another’s shortcomings and failures.

5.“Love”— Putting the other person ahead of yourself.

6.“Unity”— Sticking together.

7.“Peace”— Freedom from strife or agitation; calm.

8.“Kind” — Sympathetic, gracious, adverse to hurting.

9.“Tenderhearted”— Affectionate, pitying.

10.“Forgiving” — inclined to overlook offenses; mild; merciful.

These 10 words will make a difference in your church and in your family.  How many of these words are manifest in your relationships?

The Key to Unity

The Key to Unity

“…in all things he might have the preeminence. —Colossians 1:18

Unity amongst the brethren is a beautiful thing (Psalm 133:1). The key to achieving unity is for everyone to rally around a single thing.  It is impossible to have unity when everyone is doing their own thing.

Think of the spokes of a wheel revolving around a common hub.  The closer any point might be to the center on any of the spokes, the closer that point will be to any other as it draws near to the center. The farther away such points are from the hub, the farther those points will be from each other.

When Jesus is at the center of the circumference of our church activities we can achieve unity. As we draw closer to Him as the preeminent One in our ministries, we also draw closer to each other in the process. The result is beautiful harmony.  But as people move away from the center, we draw farther apart and discord results.

Make Christ the central hub and draw closer to Him.