Building Up the Body of Christ
To fail to build up the Body of Christ is the same as tearing it down.
1. Motivation -vs. 9- “Hate what is evil, cling to what is good.”
b. credit or honor
Contrast -12:10- “be devoted to one another, honor one another”
2. Consistency 11-12- “keep your spiritual fervor
consistency of service
consistency of love
3. Discipline- determination to continue with Christian service even when you don't feel like it!
vs. 17-21 “do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good”
Discipline breeds habit.