Message by Josh Mutter – January 9, 2021

Key Relationship: We want to be in authentic relationships with one another.

Big Idea:  We want to be a safe church for one another.

Point #1 – We can be a safe church in our acceptance of one another.

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you… – Romans 15:7 NIV

In our relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus. – Philippians 2:5 NIV

Point #2 – We can be a safe church in how we speak to and of one another.

Gossip betrays a confidence  – Proverbs 11:13 NIV

…gossip separates close friends. – Proverbs 16:28 NIV

Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another… James 4:11a NIV

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. – Ephesians 4:29 NIV

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up… – 1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV

Point #3 – We can be a safe church in how we come alongside one another.

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. – Galatians 6:2 NIV

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. – Ephesians 4:2 NIV