Wounded by the Church

How should we treat those deeply hurt in our midst?

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“Friendly fire” is—sadly—an easy concept for us to understand. Almost everyone knows someone who has been wounded by people or practices in a church. In “The Church’s Walking Wounded,” Tim Stafford examines this sorry phenomenon and reflects on how we might better respond. What does the Bible teach us about caring for wounded souls in our midst?

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Revelation 2–3; Colossians 3:12–17; Psalm 103:1–8


    • Identify the Current Issue

    • Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: Life in the church is inherently dangerous.
Teaching point two: Dealing with wounded brothers and sisters challenges the church to distinctive Christ-likeness.
Teaching point three: We help wounded people most by addressing the healing of their souls.
    • Apply Your Findings


    • The Church's Walking Wounded, by Tim Stafford (March 2003, Vol. 47, No. 3, Page 64, 17 printed pages)

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