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Be Slow to Anger and Quick to Listen — Dallas Willard

Be Slow to Anger and Quick to Listen

In disagreement and discord, we also follow Christ’s example of seeking peace, of being slow to anger and quick to listen. Additionally, concepts such as acceptance and tolerance—religious or otherwise—find significant support in the teachings of Jesus. These are important topics in contemporary life. Toleration of others is part of what was lost in the rise of secular morality, which coincided with an increase in negative attitudes toward Christian virtue in the academy and government. The fact that Christians are regularly thought to be close-minded, dogmatic, and intolerant is certainly justified in some cases. Yet this attitude is also highly ironic since the very tradition of tolerance in the Western context is accentuated in the Christocentric worldview. Just a simple count of the tolerant societies in the world today gives some clue as to the power of the applied moral teachings of Christ and their benefit to the world. If self-professed Christians are being aggressively and consistently intolerant, they are certainly not emulating the example of Christ or the traditions and teachings of Christianity. Much trouble and confusion about these matters can often be attributed simply to mislabeling. “Christians” are often not Christlike. However, this lamentable fact should not impugn Jesus or his teaching on tolerance.

From The Divine Conspiracy Continued: Fulfilling God’s Kingdom on Earth. Copyright © 2014 by Dallas Willard amd Gary Black Jr. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

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Bless us, Lord, and make us a blessing to others. — Learning From God’s Word

Nice! From Learning From God’s Word………………………

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin (Psalm 51:1-2). Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. […]

Bless us, Lord, and make us a blessing to others. — Learning From God’s Word
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Critique Gently, Encourage Fiercely

This is a really thoughtful article from pastor and author Scott Sauls. While it admonishes believers to be gracious and encouraging in all of our interactions, it states that one of the reasons to be this way ( besides the exhortations and commands of Jesus! ), is because everyone is fighting inner battles and a sense of loneliness these days. From ScottSauls.com………………………..

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In Christ, We Have Direct Access to God

Sometimes we just need a reminder of the awesomeness of having direct access to God at all times because of the death and resurrection of Jesus! From Counseling One Another………..

https://counselingoneanother.com/2022/05/04/in-christ-we-have-direct-access-to-god/

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Praying the Names of God: Nymphios, Aner — Bridegroom, Husband

In this article by author and Bible scholar Ann Spangler, she provides some ancient insights into the name for God as “Bridegroom, Husband.” From AnnSpangler.com…………………..

Nymphios, Aner — Bridegroom, Husband

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Let’s Study the Beatitudes! Part 10, Our Response to What We Have Learned

This is the wrap-up to this fine series of articles on the Beatitudes. “We are to remember what to expect, we are to remember how to respond and we are to remember our purpose and function in the world. So, be salty and shine!” From PlaceforTruth.org……………………….

https://www.placefortruth.org/blog/lets-study-the-beatitudes-part-10-our-response

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Let’s Study the Beatitudes! Part 9, Persecution

Continuing this excellent series on the Beatitudes, this article focuses on those who are persecuted for Jesus’ name. While Christians in the West are not often truly persecuted in terms of financial standing or physical safety, we should remember that the majority of our brothers and sisters in other countries do actually face these issues as followers of Jesus! From PlaceforTruth.org……………………..

https://www.placefortruth.org/blog/lets-study-the-beatitudes-part-9-persecution

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Let’s Study the Beatitudes! Part 8, Blessed Peacemakers

In this next article in the series, the focus is on the blessings to be had for those who are peacemakers. From PlaceforTruth.org……………………

https://www.placefortruth.org/blog/lets-study-the-beatitudes-part-8-blessed-peacemakers

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Let’s Study the Beatitudes! Part 7, The Pure in Heart

Continuing on this excellent series of little articles on the Beatitudes, the emphasis in this portion is on the pure in heart. What does it mean to be pure in heart? Find out at PlaceforTruth.org…………….

https://www.placefortruth.org/blog/lets-study-the-beatitudes-part-7-the-pure-in-heart

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Let’s Study the Beatitudes! Part 6, The Merciful

In this article in the series on the Beatitudes, the topic is the blessing for those who are merciful. “All men, whether redeemed or not, have received immeasurable mercy from God (Matthew 5:43-45). But we who have been touched by Christ, healed by his power, comforted by his closeness, and forgiven through his blood ought to be those who desire all the more to be embodiments of mercy as ambassadors of Christ on earth (2 Corinthians 5:20).” From PlaceforTruth.org……………………………

https://www.placefortruth.org/blog/lets-study-the-beatitudes-part-6-the-merciful