1. To emphasize need for correction.
2. To inform the Christian how to resolve conflicts within the body.
A. Hebrews 3:12-13
If you are to see to it that no one has a sinful heart, then you will need at times to correct others.
B. I Timothy 5:1-2 / II Timothy 3:16-4:2
1. Correction should not be harsh.
2. Correction should involve the use of Scripture.
3. Correction should be done with great patience and careful instruction.
C. Ephesians 4:25-32 / James 4:11-12
1. Correction should be done from right motives.
2. Do not use the opportunity to tear down the other person.
3. If you enjoy correcting others, it is probably from wrong motivation.
D. Matthew 5:23-24 / Matthew 18:15-20
1. It is urgent that conflicts be resolved.
2. Don't wait for the other person to take the initiative regardless of who is at fault.
3. What is the pattern f or correction you see in Matthew 18:15-20?
E. It is also important that you be willing to accept correction. read and discuss the following Proverbs.
1. Proverbs 12:1
2. Proverbs 12:15
3. Proverbs 13:10
4. Proverbs 13:13
5. Proverbs 13:18
F. While it is important to accept correction, you should be careful to evaluate all correction and advice in light of Scripture.
1. Memory verse: Proverbs 12:1
2. Continue Foundations.
3. Continue books of Old Testament: Isaiah - Daniel.
4. Suggested reading: Caring Enough to Correct by Jimmy Jividen (Star Bible) .
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