Commentary

December 6, 2013

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

- As many have noted, relationships are messy because communicating clearly and effectively is so difficult.  This is especially true when differences arise.  Is there a right way to disagree with another person?  ”People who build real and loving unity do not fight to be right, they fight for what is right. If I am always fighting to be right, then I don’t really care what is right. Instead, what I really care about is being in control” (pastor and speaker Paul Tripp).

Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community

- Pray for God’s guidance that you may know the difference between fighting to be right verses fighting for what is right.




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