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How Do I Rebuke My Friend Without Being a Jerk?

host Adriel Sanchez aired November 26, 2021

Episode 846 Show Notes 

From the Show

It is so important for us and the life of the local church that we are honest with one another. That we are willing to speak the truth in love.

Adriel Sanchez

How Do I Rebuke My Friend Without Being a Jerk?

Questions in this Episode

  1. How do you reconcile the Christus Victor and Substitutionary Atonement views?
  2. I’ve heard that when helping to hold believers accountable, or help others heal and walk through personal struggles, we should be “calling in” as opposed to “calling out.” What are some biblical examples for us to model this type of support after and do you have any practical advice for this in the life of the church?
  3. On a previous episode, a woman called in asking how to honor her mother who seemed abusive. In Matthew 12:50 it seems as though the people in the church are our spiritual mothers and fathers. Are we also to honor them in the same way the 5th commandment tells us to honor our biological parents?
  4. In Genesis 15:9, Abraham is told to cut and divide animals in the covenant the Lord makes with him. Why was the covenant made this way?
  5. If God is a spirit, how are we made in his likeness if we are made out of flesh?

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their five children.

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