Thursday, August 27, 2009

Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?

“Mom, he hit me!” 

How many times have we heard that?  It seems like brothers have a built-in predisposition for contention.  They’re always doing something to one another.  Then the retribution starts, ending up with what seems like a never-ending cycle of name calling, hitting, accusations, on and on it goes!  It’s enough to drive a parent crazy!  But we always hope that when they get older, they’ll grow out of it.  We hope…

Sometime they don’t.  They grow up, and the cycle seems to repeat itself.  Sometimes we even see it happen in the church. It’s enough to drive a pastor crazy!

What do we do if a brother or sister in the church sins against us?  What is the appropriate response? How would Jesus have us to handle that situation?

Thankfully, God didn’t leave us to figure it out on our own.  He gave us an instruction manual, called “The Bible”, that helps guide us in these sensitive situations.

Join us Sunday for “The Model Citizen – Part IV:  Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?”


Till the whole world hears...

 Pastor Clay

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