Matthew 7 verse 16 says that by our fruits we will be known. This means that our actions are more important than our words because words, while very important, don’t necessarily lead to change, or action. But by their very definition, actions, are the outworking of what we truly believe and think. Andy took his wife to the dentist and it made him think about what we can, each of us, do every single day to show the love of Jesus Christ to the people we meet, to the people we love, to people who know Jesus again, to people who need to know Jesus for the first time.
The bible clearly teaches us that we should expect to find people in positions of authority in our churches, and church communities, who exist simply to destroy. Jesus dealt with it and so did Paul, so we shouldn’t be surprised. We shouldn’t accept it either! But how can we work out who is for Jesus, and who is not?