Too often these days, Christians get caught up in arguments about our beliefs, or more likely, what we are against. Usually these debates don’t convince the other party, and then the person is left with a bad impression of the church. Although some believers are gifted apologists and can successfully reason with those who are seeking truth, we should avoid foolish fights with difficult people. Also, don’t let conflict with other Christians distract you or them from the Kingdom work you’re each meant to do.
1. The next time a discussion starts to turn into a useless argument, what can you say to turn it around and respond in love?
2. Are you able to “correctly explain the word of truth” with kindness and patience? (v.15)
Challenge: When conversing with non-believers, instead of trying to convince them, focus on making them feel cared about and planting small seeds of truth where you can.
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