Keep it in the Family (1 Corinthians 6:1-8)
There will always be disagreements amongst Christians, but Christ gives wisdom to address every such situation “in house”.
I. There will be conflicts between us
II. God has provided the means for resolving our conflicts “in house”
III. The unity of the Church is a major part of our witness to the world about Christ
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1 Corinthians 6:1-8
6:1 When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? 2 Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? 3 Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! 4 So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? 5 I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, 6 but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers? 7 To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded? 8 But you yourselves wrong and defraud—even your own brothers! (ESV)