Confrontation for Repentance, Matthew 18:15-20


In Matthew 18:15-20, Jesus speaks about reconciling oneself with a fellow believer who has sinned against you. This passage is the basis for our understanding of church discipline. Yet, it begins first with the pursuit of private reconciliation, a coming together of the wronged and the one who wronged. The purpose is that of repentance and life in the kingdom. As we come to understand this, we can find healing in our own personal relationships and be freed from the bitterness that can come when we are sinned against.


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