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Unity For the Gospel

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We used to have a Sou Revival Issues Book
Get a bunch of passionate people together.
Most would not normally be friends
Differences happen
Clashes of personality
How does the Gospel help us resolve arguments among us
Philippians 4:1 NIV
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!
Phil 4:1
Who Are we really: A church of pleasant strangers or the joy and crown of our life
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Committed friends
brothers and sisters
Loved people who love too
long for misses tehm
Joy did not replace Jesus but joy even in his trial
Crown: they guareented Paul’s reward and were his reward.
Exhortation to stand firm: language from the military

city populated by military families. The Roman armies were known for standing unmoved against the enemy. The church was to stand in the same way.

true for individual and the group.
old anzac
intimacy then belong
belong then intimacy
us. changes our expectations when come to church. us not me.
Stand firm together for the Gospel. Effect our witness to the world and shape our relationships in the church.
Philippians 4:2 NIV
I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.
Conflict is inevitable in a Christian Church still stained by sin
expect conflict.
This week. me
an over realised escatology
an under realised escatology
a realised escatology
What to do when we disagree?
same mind in the dispute, not necessarily
how?
look to the bigger picture, have the same mind. how?
focus on the gospel.
how?
Philippians 4:3 NIV
Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.
The reality Jesus is doing more in our midst than we actually realise.
My true companion?
How can he help?
help those who argue.
remind them about the bigger goal, keep contending for the gospel as we have been doing.
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