Be yourself, Be a friend, Be considerate
Philippians 4:2-5 NLT
Now I appeal to Euodia and Syntyche. Please, because you belong to the Lord, settle your disagreement. And I ask
you, my true partner, to help these two women, for they worked hard with me in telling others the Good News. They
worked along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are written in the Book of Life. Always be
full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the
Lord is coming soon.
Conflict in any relationship
can be cured with consideration!
4 changes we need to make…
See teammate not competitor
Philippians 2:3-4 ESV (UK)
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than
yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of
Increase grace, decrease expectations
Colossians 3:13 NLT
Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember,
the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
Lift up don’t push down
Romans 15:1-2 NLT
We who are strong must be considerate of those who are sensitive about things like this.
We must not just please ourselves. We should help others do what is right and build them
up in the Lord.
Act short-term but think long-term
1 Corinthians 10:33 NLT
I, too, try to please everyone in everything I do. I don’t just do what is best for me; I do what
is best for others so that many may be saved.