Are You An Accuser Or A Comforter?

When dealing with other people, especially other believers when we have disagreements with them, do you tend to come against them or come alongside them? Do you tend to get argumentative and accusatory or do you speak with them while maintaining a heart that is faithful and loyal to them as brothers or sisters in Christ, even if you feel they are wrong and you are right?

I am sometimes amazed at how “unChristian” Christians can sometimes be when it comes to how we speak and relate with one another. I’ve heard believers speak to each other in ways and in tones that they would never use with “unchurched” people for fear they would not be a good witness for Christ and turn them off to the gospel! And yet, we cannot maintain a level of respect and love for those who are our fellow gospel-believers and gospel-receivers?

The One Prayer of Jesus

How many prayers does Jesus answer for us? For me I have lost count. I am sure you have too. But did you know that there is one prayer that Jesus has for us, that he would like us to answer? It is this…

20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. – John 17:20-21

Jesus seems to suggest that there is a greater evangelistic impact on the world if we are all united as believers, instead of being divided.