2 Timothy 2:24-26 The Lord's bond-servant must not be
quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with
gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant
them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, and they may come
to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held
captive by him to do his will.
Ephesians 4:1-6 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord,
implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have
been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance
for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit
in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you
were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.
Matthew 3:3-5 [Jesus said:] Why do you look at the speck
that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your
own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of
your eye,' and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take
the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck
out of your brother's eye.
Matthew 5:23-24 (Amplified Bible) So if when you are offering
your gift at the altar you there remember that your brother has any [grievance]
against you, leave your gift at the altar and go. First make peace with your
brother, and then come back and present your gift.
Titus 3:1-2 Remind them to be subject to rulers, to
authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, to malign no
one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men.
Matthew 18:15-17 (The Message) [Jesus said:] If a fellow
believer hurts you, go and tell him-work it out between the two of you. If
he listens, you've made a friend. If he won't listen, take one or two others
along so that the presence of witnesses will keep things honest, and try
again. If he still won't listen, tell the church. If he won't listen to the
church, you'll have to start over from scratch, confront him with the need
for repentance, and offer again God's forgiving love.