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Love One Another - How to Speak the Truth in Love, Part 2

Living on the Edge / Chip Ingram
The Cross Radio
May 29, 2024 6:00 am

Love One Another - How to Speak the Truth in Love, Part 2

Living on the Edge / Chip Ingram

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May 29, 2024 6:00 am

Sometimes the truth really HURTS! Getting straight talk from a friend is about as fun as getting a speeding ticket. But we all need people in our lives who will honestly level with us! Chip explains why it’s so important to be a truth-telling-best-friend.

Main Points

Why must we admonish one another?

  • It is a command. - Colossians 3:16, 1 Thessalonians 5:14
  • Because we all have “blind spots.” - Psalm 19:12; 139:23-24 
  • To become godly, holy, mature Christians. - Colossians 1:28-29 
  • It cultivates deep, loving relationships. - 1 Thessalonians 2:8 
  • Because sin destroys a believer’s life. - Romans 6:23
  • Because we are members of one another. Unchecked sin impacts the whole body - Romans 12:4-5

Who is competent to admonish?

  1. It requires a life "full of goodness"
  2. It requires a life "filled with knowledge"
  3. It requires a "heart filled with love"

How to admonish - "the process":

Step #1: Examine your own life. - Matthew 7:3-5 

Step #2: Examine the Word. - 2 Timothy 2:15 

Step #3: Examine your motives. - 1 Corinthians 4:14 

Step #4: Set a time to meet privately. - Matthew 18:15 

Step #5: Ask specific questions to confirm data, and disarm the situation. 

Step #6: Tenderly point out the sin; show them the Scripture that applies to them.

Step #7: If possible, develop a game plan, timetable, and follow-up meeting for support and follow-through.

Conclusion: Admonition is God’s antibiotic for the church; done Biblically, it is the most loving thing you can do … for all concerned. 

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Chip Ingram’s passion is helping Christians really live like Christians. As a pastor, author, and teacher for more than three decades, Chip has helped believers around the world move from spiritual spectators to healthy, authentic disciples of Jesus by living out God’s truth in their lives and relationships in transformational ways.

About Living on the Edge

Living on the Edge exists to help Christians live like Christians. Established in 1995 as the radio ministry of pastor and author Chip Ingram, God has since grown it into a global discipleship ministry. Living on the Edge provides Biblical teaching and discipleship resources that challenge and equip spiritually hungry Christians all over the world to become mature disciples of Jesus.

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