“Fortify your friends to mortify your sins.”
Stephen the Levite was right on target with those words. God tells us to “put to death what is earthly in you” (Col. 3:5). He says, “For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live” (Rom. 8:13).
Killing sin is not only a command, but a characteristic of the Christian. If we are “of Christ,” we follow His Spirit, not the sinful world. Still, putting off the flesh and putting on Christ (Rom. 13:14) is not always easy alone. For this reason, God gave us each other. He gave us Christian accountability.
In my new book, My Brother’s Keeper: An Essential Guide to Christian Accountability, I discuss the concept of teaming up to kill sin and practical ways to thrive in it. From meeting to mediating, this book provides the tools you need to fortify your friends and mortify your sins.