Matt Asks Brian
Matt asks Brian: About Church Attendance
September 7, 2022 • Brian Bowman, Matthew Walker
Matt asks Brian about this Facebook post: The local church, your local church, is absolutely irreplaceable. Hebrews 10:23–25 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Matt Asks Brian: About Forgiveness
August 31, 2022 • Brian Bowman, Matthew Walker
Matt asks Brian about 2 social media posts: Hear me out, hear me out… I think we should just try this: If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. This afternoon I got the perfect email from a member of Valley Life Church. It basically said, in light of the Scripture we covered in the sermon on Sunday: 1. How do I conform my difficult relationships to God's will? 2. How do I walk closely with Christ while dealing with this trouble? Scriptures Matthew 18:15 15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. Romans 12:18–19 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” Matthew 18:21–22 21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times. Proverbs 22:24–25 24 Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, 25 lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare. Proverbs 26:18–19 18 Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death 19 is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!”