010: The Ability to Recognize and Appreciate That God Has Made Each Person Different


Bearing with One Another in Love: The Ability to Recognize and Appreciate that God has made each Person Different 


In episode 10, we continue the study of resolving conflict God’s way. We’ll be discussing bearing with one another in love and being able to appreciate that God has made each person different. We will be covering four topics in this series about “Bearing With One Another in Love” including:


  • The Ability to Recognize and Appreciate that God has made each Person Different. 
  • Open-Handed vs Closed-Handed Issues.
  • The Weaker Brother vs the Stronger Brother.
  • The Ability to put up with Idiosyncrasies/or issues and Demonstrate Biblical Love.

As Christians, we want to mature and recognize that the Lord has made all of us different. There is a lot about differences among Christians in the book of 1 Corinthians. God has given us different abilities, skills, gifts, ministries, interests, passions, all within the context of Christianity.  All believers are to “bear with one another in love.”

What You'll Discover in this Episode:

  • “Bearing with one another” is being able to allow, accept, and receive another person, when there are difficulties with that person.
  • “Bearing with one another IN LOVE”, means that the love of God is our motivation and enablement for doing this.
  • Wrap your mind around the idea that God has made us different, and we can have differences within the body of Christ.
  • Part of the uniqueness of God’s design, is that He has made each of us different, with different strengths and weaknesses, and also with each our own set of peculiarities, quirks, and shortcomings.
  • Conflict resolution, means that God is developing an ability within us to bear with one another in love.
  • Love is looking out for the best interest of the other in actual practice not just feelings alone.
  • Scroll down share your thoughts on the episode below!

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  • Jose Garcia says:

    I love the view point discussed in the opening line by Pastor Jeff, “Are you a plank guy?” First remove the plank from your own eye before removing a speck from another. Assessing our own heart, assessing our own sin. We are commanded in the Bible to Love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love our neighbor as ourself, and we are commanded to also love our enemies. Love does no harm, lover never fails. Amen! Resolving conflicts God’s way. What does the Bible say? Praise God! Standing on the promises of God.

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