Loving Those at Church Who Are Hard to Love
Churches are full of differences. In recent years, political and social issues such as convictions about public schools, the best way to combat racism, and a particular musical style have frayed the unity of many churches. Yet if a church is centered on Christ alone, then unity at church will sometimes mean building genuine friendships with those who are different. How can Christians navigate those relationships? Can they really love people at church who sometimes drive them crazy?
This practical guide explores 8 truths from Romans 12–15 that show us how to find God-exalting unity at church with those we struggle to love. Love the Ones Who Drive You Crazy is a roadmap to finding joy in Christ through the many differences we have with fellow believers, a joy that powerfully declares the glory of God. Because easy love rarely shows off gospel power.
- Rooted in Scripture: Examines Paul’s teaching to the churches in Rome who, like us, were struggling to find unity in Christ amidst their own differences of background, priorities, and convictions
- Reflective: With questions to enhance discussion or reflection, this book helps readers diagnose their own struggles with others at church. Perfect for personal meditation or small-group study
- Widely Applicable: Addresses a great variety of conflicts within a church, not merely how to navigate specific issues
- Practical: Teaches readers how to love those who drive them crazy, not just why
Love the Ones Who Drive You Crazy