Matthew 18: Wisdom for Living in Community Pendle Hill Pamphlet #399
Friends are called to live in community, but difficult interactions with others challenge us to wrestle with our personal strengths, weaknesses, and former experiences. The authors have spent years exploring the 18th chapter of the gospel of Matthew, which contains Jesus's advice to his disciples about how to get along with one another. Living in accordance with this guidance may be the most difficult thing they have ever tried to do, but they've found the instructions straightforward and suffused with love. In this essay, they describe what they've learned from their efforts to be faithful and demonstrate one way of studying and using the Bible. Discussion questions included.