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.