Any time 2 people come together there will be sparks as well as splash. When two people agree on everything, one of them is not needed. The Bible says in Proverbs 27:17, "As iron sharpens iron, a friend sharpens a friend." It is through tension, and disagreements, and even misunderstandings at times we mature -- if we let God do it. Some times a brother or sister in Christ may hurt your feelings or offend you. Most of the time it is unintentional. Yet, there may be times tempers swell and it will be intentional. How are we as Christians to respond to this. We are to take the initiative to make that ruptured relationship right. Today, we will learn 5 biblical principles that will help us do that.
Unfortunately, the first additional 4 fill-ins that go with point #1 -- act swiftly and humbly, in your sermon outline were accidentally omitted. Here they are: Why did Joseph's brothers act swifltly and humbling? (a) They need to show their good faith; (b) They needed to prove they were not spies; (c) They needed to ransom Simeon from prison; and (d) They will need to buy more food for the future. Sorry about this.