“Dealing With A Sinning Brother”

Dealing with a Sinning Brother
August 17, 2011

Ever been faced with issues with a close friend and didn’t know how to handle it; I know I have.  It’s hard confronting someone close to you that is doing wrong, in fear that you may push them away and lose someone you love.  Thankfully the God we serve lays out the ground rules on how we should handle problems we have with our friends (Christian friends).   

Matthew 18:15-20 (NKJV)
15 “Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17 And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.
18 “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”
Step 1.  Go PRIVATELY and try to work it out. (15)

Step 2.  Take others (witnesses) with you so that your point can be made. (16)

 Step 3.  Take you issues to the church. (17)

 

Remember that where two or more or gathered in his name, God is there in the midst of them.  Take your concerns, together, to the Lord.

Something to think about:  Handle all your situations and problems you have with others IMMEDATELY!!!  Otherwise the problem will progress.  God Bless Blog Readers!!!

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