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#09 – Air Date 3/18/2018
‘SAYING I’M SORRY’
This Weekend – It’s one of the hardest things people do, saying they’re sorry. Some husbands stumble over the words to a wife. Wives get strangely tongue-tied apologizing to their husbands. Parents mumble the words perhaps, to a son or daughter. What about you? Have you had difficulty in asking anyone for forgiveness? This story by Ken Sandy, attorney from Idaho addresses this issue in a powerful and moving way. (If you are a dog lover, you have to listen!)
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THE CHURCH, HIS BODY
#6 – Air Date Week of 3/19/2018
United or Divided?
This Week – Have you ever felt unity in your family? Have you ever felt unity at work or school? Have you ever felt unity at a church, the Body of Christ? Many people might pause before giving an answer. We talk about unity and division in the church by looking at what the Apostle Paul said to a church in a place called Ephesus. What he said may be new to you! It just may be new to most churches!
Monday (3/19) – No other television program in history has endeared itself to people more than the “Andy Griffith Show”. Some of you grew up with the program; others watch it today in reruns. We begin with recounting an episode of Andy telling his deputy that the local church choir will be “fighting all night” over the color of new robes. Many churches fight all night over a lot less! Unity is a gift of the Holy Spirit; all we do is maintain it or lose it.
Tuesday (3/20) – Dr. Paul Cedar, the former head of a church denomination tells of literally weeping over the division in his home church as a teenager. He then says he has wept many times since as an adult. Part of his job was mediating church conflict. Division in churches is more common than you may think. Paul the apostle explains why! You may see what he says in your own life, family, and church!
Wednesday (3/21) – We talk about “single issue people”. It’s a cause of disunity. We then discuss divisive people who love to cause conflict. You may have people in your family that enjoy fostering conflict. We then look at what Paul says combats disunity. The number one weapon against disunity is humility! Humility is something we seek, but we never claim it. As soon as we claim humility as ours, we lose it!
Thursday (3/22) – The second weapon is gentleness or meekness. It’s not weakness, it is power under control! We discuss patience and impatience. Impatience usually has a name on it. You have someone in your life that you manifest impatience toward. It can grow into a major source of conflict in a marriage, a family, or a church. The forth is love that enables you to get along with others.
Friday (3/23) – We conclude with a tragic story of a large church in the Detroit area that experienced “unity” for two years, because of the deaths of two little boys in the congregation. After the funerals, disunity ruled the day once again. It doesn’t take the death of people to have unity; it takes a church surrendering to the leadership of the Holy Spirit of God!