Pastor Luke Ahrens

Text: Matthew 18:15-20

Be (UN)shocked when people in the church offend you!

How you handle the offense says a lot about your level of Christian maturity and obedience.

Step 0: Before you go…

Step 1: Go to the offender: Intentionally, gently, privately, and winsomely.

Step 2: Ask 2-3 wise people to join the interaction and bring clarity.

Step 3: Involve the church (leaders, then members) in the reconciliation effort.

Step 4: If there is no repentance, treat the offender as an outsider. Continue to pray for them!

Christ wants His/our church to be full of genuine repentance, restoration, and forgiveness.

 

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