Sunday, November 3, 2013

sermon on the mount --priorities

Which is more important: to worship God, or to get along with your brother?

In Matthew 5: 23-24, Jesus seems to suggest that it is more pressing to resolve an ongoing disagreement with a brother than to offer a sacrifice to God.

This same thought is echoed in I Corinthians 11 where the segregated assembly is commanded to examine themselves prior to participating in the Lord's Supper together.

In my thirty plus years of life I have witnessed, and probably even contributed to, a lot of church conflicts. Yet I have never once seen worship services canceled or even postponed because two brothers needed to work things out first.


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