Respect. Respect is a very important virtue if we want to enjoy our communion with other believers in the church. We must respect not just older members and office bearers. We must exercise mutual respect with all other members in the church. The apostle Paul says: “Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.” (1 Tim 5:1-2) and “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves” (Phil 2:3).
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