In this message we look at the Apostle Paul’s words to Titus about what might be called Meaningful Confrontation – the urgent importance of an authoritative warning.
Meaningful confrontation was expected by New Testament writers to be standard operating procedure for the church. Without it, we can expect the same results as the church in Crete – endangered families, shipwrecked lives, splintered churches.
To be able to appropriately effectively confront someone without judgmentalism or superiority or spiritual pride, and to be able to receive it openly without getting defensive or crushed; that’s going to be one of our greatest tests.
When confrontation is offered in the right spirit, at the right time, in the right way, it’s an expression of love.
We learn four critical aspects of confrontation:
1. Confront with gentleness.
2. Confront with truth.
3. Confront with humility.
4. Confront with patience.