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Robert Dallmann (robert_dallmann) | 1569 comments Jesus taught four simple (but difficult) steps to smoother reconciliation and restoration of fellowship . (read Matthew 18:15-17)

Step 1 - Go Alone (one-on-one)
Step 2 - Go with One or Two Witnesses
Step 3 - Tell it to the Church
Step 4 - Treat the Offender as a Heathen

What do you think of this approach?

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message 2: by David (new)

David Pulliam | 63 comments It’s not simple....


message 3: by Robert (new)

Robert Dallmann (robert_dallmann) | 1569 comments David wrote: "It’s not simple...."

It is simple... it is not easy!


message 4: by David (new)

David Pulliam | 63 comments lol then you’re doing it wrong.... those are not 4 simple steps. You have to be a man of understanding to to do them.


message 5: by Robert (new)

Robert Dallmann (robert_dallmann) | 1569 comments David wrote: "lol then you’re doing it wrong.... those are not 4 simple steps. You have to be a man of understanding to to do them."

My response: God has no problem with His ability to communicate. I just READ it and BELIEVE it !

Simple:

Matthew 18:15-17

15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.


message 6: by G. (new)

G. Julian | 63 comments It's the opinion of most that this is a hard one to judge, and Christians should avoid judging, but these points have many implications which are not clear. I like it though, because it spotlights the need for confession and consolation.


message 7: by Robert (new)

Robert Dallmann (robert_dallmann) | 1569 comments G. wrote: "It's the opinion of most that this is a hard one to judge, and Christians should avoid judging, but these points have many implications which are not clear. I like it though, because it spotlights ..."

Judge Not...

If you read Matthew 7:1-5 it actually teaches TWO judgments and the glorious end result is that BOTH pieces of wood are removed from people's eyes and BOTH people are restored to wholeness...

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