Jesus shows us attributes of a healthy church- Relationships…
Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come. 2It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble. 3So watch yourselves.“If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them.”
In part two of our series, we continue our teaching on the attributes of a healthy church. Watching ourselves is the second principle that we find in this teaching that helps us grow. This helps foster relationships that help us grow, as well as help others. As we seek to grow ourselves and lift others, we grow closer to God. Desiring to help growth in others by lovingly reproaching and guiding is pleasing to God.
We should all aspire to become more of what God wants for us. Jesus desires our relationships to be enhanced. Relationships help us become better than we are right now. They also also help others be better than they are currently. It is easy for us to look at how others are living their lives, but we need to be aware of how we are living our own lives. In so doing, our relationships can mature to a level that is pleasing to God. Together, we are able to do so much more than we could alone. We are greater in numbers. This is how God created us to be.