Time to get down to life and leadership, I hope you guys enjoy this
blog, life and ministry is raw and the devil is going to come against
us with all he has, so some posts on this blog are going to be raw as
well, so here we go.
I learned something a few days ago, I learned a lesson in biblical
confrontation, Matthew 18 so to speak, but I learned it from another
pastor, what I learned from him was the WRONG way to confront someone you
have an offense against.
Just to give you some detail but not too much, I received a call from
a pastor who basically called me a liar and rebuked me on the phone. I
am usually one who can handle a rebuke well if I am in the wrong, but in this case I wasn’t, and
when someone is making an assumption based on one sided information
and follows it up with a phone call and accusations, that is bad news.
I’ve learned that there are 3 sides to every story, the 2 sides of either
party, and the truth, and before making rash assumptions or
accusations to someone you think you might have an offense with, it’s
best to hear both sides of the story and then maybe, here’s a novel
idea, how about we pray about how God would have us approach this.
Don’t get me wrong I believe in the teachings of Matthew 18, but I
beleive they should be done in the loving and grace filled spirit that
Jesus has, not our own angry flesh, we will fail every time when we go
So biblical confrontation, yes, but pastors please, let’s do our best
to be biblical, we are after all representatives of Christ, so don’t
be a prick!