Church Restoration, Part 1
Topic: Restoration Passage: Matthew 18:15–18:20
It is the responsibility of every Christian to protect the local church by confronting sin. This is how straying believers are restored and unrepentant sinners are exposed, and the Scriptures lay out four stages for this process. The first two stages are a private meeting where we discreetly and lovingly confront our brother in hope that he will listen, and then bringing others in to confirm the offense if he refuses to hear. The goal is never to harm or humiliate, but to see Christ honored and our brother rescued from the dangers of unrepentant sin.