It’s important, from time to time, to remind ourselves that when Christians have issues with one another they are supposed to follow the teaching of Jesus (and surely not their own inclinations). Here’s what Jesus said-
Mt 18:15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
The proper procedure to settle disputes is to speak privately, and work out differences. If that isn’t possible then get some folk to help. And if that doesn’t work, get the whole church to help. THAT’s how Christians are to behave. Following Jesus makes us different people.
Please, as you have your prayer time this week, remember Hannah M., Orville P., Frank W., Della R., Orville B., Iris T., Clifton C., Don & Jenny D., Robert D., Roy L., Kyle J., Greg H., Roger A., and Christie L.
And remember to set your clock AHEAD an hour on Saturday night!
See you Sunday at 10 for Sunday School and Worship at 11.
Got some new spectacles! Looking sharp young man!
When the Christian church started acting like it existed to make people happy, it lost the plot. #Randomness
Join us tomorrow for worship and come tomorrow evening when we will, after the service, have our monthly fellowship meal.
Please be in prayer for a situation which can only be resolved with God’s direct intervention. Details can’t be publicly provided- but God knows, so please pray.
By now, most people have heard about the tragedy at Union University in Jackson last week.
Olivia Greenlee, a senior at Union, was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound in her car on the Union campus. See story in the Feb. 19 issue of the Baptist and Reflector.
Three days later (Feb. 15), Jackson police arrested another Union student (Charles Pittman) in connection with Greenlee’s death. He has been charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence, according to news reports. Pittman also served a Tennessee Baptist church in Alamo as a youth pastor and children’s minister.
It’s the kind of story you would expect to hear at a major state university in New York or California, not on a high profile, private Christian university campus in the South. Too often we think a major tragedy only happens far away. That simply is not true. It can, it does, and it will happen again in our own back yards. The only question is “when?” The events of last week at Union are just another reminder that “bad things do happen to good people” regardless of where they are. Christians aren’t immune from a sinful world.
Read the rest. He’s right- it can happen to any of us anywhere.