Can’t we all just get along (Philippians 4:1-5)
Harmony of heart and mind among Christians is God’s desire for His people-so we must strive to deal with conflict when it arises.
I. Christ is the foundation for getting along with each other (1)
II. Disunity among Christians runs counter to Christ and harms the witness of the Church (2-4)
A. Conflict is a reality, even among Christian
B. Conflict cannot be ignored
C. Conflict must be confronted
D. Conflict resolution comes from re-focusing on
III. Honest efforts to restore and maintain unity among Christians magnifies Christ before a watching world (4-5)
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4:1 Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.
2 I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. 3 Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; (ESV)