A Healthy Church: Pursuing One Another the Right Way
A healthy church is a church that intentionally pursues relationships with one another.
- Admonish the idle.
- Encourage the fainthearted.
"The gift may be wrapped in an affirming word, a gentle touch, a smile, or a shoulder to lean on. It may simply be our presence. Too often we isolate ourselves; like strangers in an elevator, we feel uncomfortable even making eye contact or speaking politely to one another. In the family of God, though, these things must be different. Let’s free ourselves to touch one another, particularly the discouraged, who need to know someone cares." — Chuck Swindoll
- Help the weak.
“The weak have marked limitations, like an infant or disabled child, someone whose handicap means that the possibility or likelihood of significant change is low. They may always need help.” — David Powlison
- Be patient with everyone.
- Seek to do good to one another.