Friday, March 12, 2010

Annoying in Our Courage Together

Brothers Encourage one another through arguing, annoying and fighting.... What?

Yes, here's why I say so. Any of you have siblings?
'holy brothers... fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest'
'See to it, brothers... encourage one another daily.'
My siblings and I annoy, argue and fight with each other but we are fiercely loyal and real with each other.

Real. When I lived at home I tried to fake out my mom and dad (didn't work much), but I knew it was harder to pull anything over on brothers and sister. I can't point to a verse to prove this, but I see hints of it with Jesus' disciples.

As we live together as family, increasingly our Older Brother Jesus and our churchly brothers and sisters will and should call us to be honest and real.

Yep, in the process of being church family, we'll fight, argue and annoy. But in the end, by the grace of God, we'll be loyal and real.

That's why we fix our thoughts on Jesus our Brother and courage each other each day. It matters that we are real. Brothers and sisters make you real.

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