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Volume 9  

August 2011

Issue 8 

Published by Central Church of Christ Women
Editor: Cathy Sifuentez


These 10 rules, by which you can get along with people, are based on Bible principles and are thus absolutely dependable. They are guaranteed to do the job of cultivating food friendship in the most efficient manner. Faithfully apply these 10 rules to your daily life and see how much more real cheer and happiness you have to enjoy and pass on to others. 

  1. Keep skid chains on your tongue. Say less than you think. “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry…” (James 1:19).

  2. Make promises sparingly and keep them faithfully, no matter what it costs you.   “Lie not one to another” (Col. 3:9).

  3. Never let an opportunity pass to say or do a kind thing to another. Do to others as you would have them do to you (Luke 6:31).

  4. If criticism is merited, criticize helpfully, never destructively or spitefully (II Cor. 12:19).

  5. Be interested in others, their pursuits, their welfare, their problems and their burdens. “Rejoice with those that rejoice, weep with those that weep.” Let everyone you meet, however humble, feel your sincere interest in him.

  6. Be cheerful. Keep the corners of your mouth

turned up. A soured person is not a good representative of Christ or country. “Rejoice in the Lord always; I will say it again: Rejoice! Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:4,6).

  1. Don’t complain about your pains, your worries and disappointments. Be long-suffering. “Let your gentleness be evident to all” (Phil. 4:5). “Be...patient in affliction” (Romans 12:12).

  2. Preserve an open mind on all debatable questions. They searched the Scriptures daily whether these things were so” (Acts 17:11).

  3. Be consistent. No one admires a Christian flirting with the world any more than did the chief priests and elders admire Judas for betraying Jesus into their hands. “Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (I Cor. 15:58).

  4. Nothing is wrong with the mind of the man who minds his own business. “If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler” (1 Peter 4:15). A person usually tries to run another’s business after he has lost his own.

by Gale Oler

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