Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

There is great stability in unity and peace, standing together against a common enemy.

Wednesday, April 25, 2001

This conflict will destroy their spiritual life and hinder their spiritual advance.

1) Self-solution – the ladies can resolve it themselves.

“to live in harmony” = toV [to] au*toV [auto] = the same + pres/act/inf – froneivn [phronein] = to think objectively

With the departure of objectivity comes hypersensitivity as well as subjectivity.

You develop stronger hypersensitivity, plus self-justification.

pres/act/inf – phroneo = to think objectively, or to think the same viewpoint.

e*n [en] = in kurivw/ [kurio] = by means of the Lord.

PHI 4:2 I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be having the same viewpoint or to think objectively by means of the Lord.

Our stability many times is dependent on associations that we have.

“Hold fast” = a call to spiritual stability.

COL 3:17 “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”

COL 3:23 “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.”

PHI 4:3 Indeed, true comrade, I ask you also to help these women who have shared my struggle in the cause of the gospel,

There is great stability in unity and peace, standing together against a common enemy.

Discord is a deadly threat to the life of any church.

JAM 3:17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.

They had the mind of Christ, PHI 2:3-5, but they were not objectively thinking with the mind of Christ.

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