Getting Along? (3-19-2017)

WHY CAN’T PEOPLE JUST GET ALONG?

THE NEW TESTAMENT INCLUDES ABOUT 50 PASSAGES WITH THE PHRASE “ONE

ANOTHER”.

THE CHURCH WILL GO A LONG WAY WHEN WE FIND A WAY TO GET ALONG.

1- ARE YOU DRESSED IN THE VIRTUES OF CHRIST? 3:12-14

WEAR IT WELL!

VERSE 5 LISTS 5 SINS WHICH RESULT FROM LOVE OF SELF.

DON’T TREAT OTHERS AS OBJECTS OF YOUR LUST.

VERSES 8-9 LIST 6 SINS, WHICH RESULT FROM HATRED OF OTHERS.

DON’T TREAT OTHERS AS OBJECTS OF YOUR ANGER.

VERSE 12 LISTS 5 VIRTUES WHICH RESULT FROM LOVE OF OTHERS.

TREAT OTHERS AS OBJECTS OF YOUR LOVE.

2- DO YOU INVEST IN THE PEACE OF CHRIST? 3:15

PLAY FAIR!

PEACE IS THE END RESULT.

PEACE IS ENJOYED COMMUNALLY.

PEACE IS ENJOYED GRATEFULLY.

3- ARE YOU AT REST IN THE WORD OF CHRIST? 3:16-17

GIVE IT A HOME!

WE PUT GOD’S WORD IN OUR MUSIC.

OUR SINGING HAS SPECIFIC PURPOSES: TO TEACH EACH OTHER, TO THANK GOD.

WE PUT GOD’S WORD IN MOTION.

DO EVERYTHING WITH GODLINESS AND GRATITUDE.

YOUR TESTIMONY SHOWS IN YOUR TREATMENT OF OTHERS.

CHRIST SHOWED THIS PERSONALLY. Ephesians 5:25-27

CHRIST SHARED THIS POWERFULLY. John 13:34-35

CHRIST SOUGHT THIS PRAYERFULLY. John 17:21-23

CHRIST SAW THIS PERFECTLY. Acts 2:42-45, 4:32-35