How to Disagree with a Christian

Philippians 3:15–16


Genuine believers will think differently than us. We should be very slow to pass judgment or dissociate ourselves from them. In this lab, John Piper calls us to pray that God would reveal the truth to both them and us.

Some questions to ask as you read and study Philippians 3:15–16:

  1. What does healthy disagreement look like among Christians? What does unhealthy disagreement look like?
  2. Read Philippians 3:10–16. Who does Paul trust to help convince his hearers that might disagree with him in verse 15?
  3. How can Paul’s trust in God during disagreements shape how you engage with other believers this week?

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Principle for Bible Reading

Get a View of the Landscape

Reading through whole books of the Bible in one sitting can be extremely beneficial. We may miss the overarching message and big themes of a book (the forest) by studying only verse by verse (the trees).