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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Seeking Common Ground

July 7th, 2022

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is Seeking Common Ground with others.

The Apostle Paul sought to convince people of their need for Jesus. He said in First Corinthians 9:22, “I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.”

Paul wanted people to know Christ, and looked for ways to establish common ground with them so that he might share the reason for his extraordinary hope in Christ. He looked for all possible means to save some.

This does not mean that we have liberty to compromise Biblical convictions. But at the same time, God can take our common interests or concerns with others to build meaningful connections.

Seeking Common Ground with others is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk


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