11 July 2013

Ways to Preserve Unity

Today, Challies posted these 12 Ways to Preserve Christian Unity, which he gleaned from the puritan Thomas Brooks's Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices.  Click through to read more in depth explanation.

#1. Spend more time considering evidences of grace in other Christians than you do pondering their sins and weaknesses.

#2. Consider that spiritual safety comes through spiritual unity.

#3. Meditate on God’s many commands demanding that we love one another

#4. Spend more time considering areas of agreement than disagreement.

#5. Consider your peaceful God.

#6. Renew in your mind and heart what it means to be at peace with God

#7. Meditate on the unique relationship between Christians

#8. Count the cost of disunity

#9. Be the first to seek peace and reconciliation

#10. Walk and work together with other Christians as far as possible, making the Word the only judge of your actions

#11. Judge yourself more than you judge others

#12. Pursue humility

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