Saturday, January 18, 2020
Even today, Paul's words ring true. As a church, we need to bear each other in love. Not easy sometimes, for sure. Church congregations are filled with different personalities, different view points, different needs, and different priorities. With all of the differences, it's easy to have tension and disagreements from time to time.
Recently, my church created a Social Covenant, which describes the way we should treat each other to avoid disagreements and to deal with disagreements when they occur. Our document lists a number of behaviors that, if boiled down, would look much like what Paul wrote to the Ephesians. We can look to God's Word for guidance in treating each other with respect and to empower each other rather than tearing each other down.