Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:7

Acceptance sets the tone in a trusting relationship. It ascribes value by making a friend feel special, especially if someone struggles with wounds and hurts from the past. Acceptance is a sweet elixir for guilt, shame, and regret. It looks to bring meaning in the moment and doesn’t dwell on former failures. It creates a non-judgmental, safe environment. with compassion, it listens with empathy. Acceptance feels no discrimination or bias.

Who is hungry for your approval and acceptance? Is it a child, a parent, a friend, a co-worker, or fellow disciple who needs to feel your warm words of delight in them? To be an  unincluded team member can be torture. Passive rejection can be worse than blatant rejection. Indeed, an accepting attitude says, “I believe in you,” “I am for you.” When acceptance is having it's work, you give others the benefit of the doubt. A person who feels approval has nothing to prove. When you love someone with conflicting standards, they tend to ask, “Why me?” Kindly say, “Why not you?” that will bring praise to God.

Make today a day of impact for the Kingdom.
Enjoy this past Sundays sermon by going to

Pastor Todd A. Brown
First Baptist of Chesterbrook
1740 Kirby Rd.  Mclean Va. 22101
Vision:" Disciples Making a Kingdom Impact"
Mission: Exalting, Evangelizing, Equipping, and Encouraging every soul in Christ
Listen to "Life Notes" & "Kingdom Impact with Pastor Brown
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