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Principles Of Confrontation.

Principles Of Confrontation.
Sometime
rebuke is necessary, but it must be used with caution. The purpose
of any rebuke, confrontation or discipline is to help people, not
hurt them.
METHODS
TO USE AND SCRIPTURE REFERENCES
1.
BE FIRM AND BOLD.
2
Corinthians 7:9 (NIV) says

yet
now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your
sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God
intended and so were not harmed in any way by us.”
2
Corinthians 10:2 (NIV) says

I
beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to
be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this
world.”
2.
AFFIRM ALL YOU SEE THAT IS GOOD
2
Corinthians 7:4 (NIV) says “
I
have spoken to you with great frankness; I take great pride in you.
I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds.”
3.
BE ACCURATE AND HONEST

2
Corinthians 7:14 (NIV) says

I
had boasted to him about you, and you have not embarrassed me. But
just as everything we said to you was true, so our boasting about you
to Titus has proved to be true as well.”

2
Corinthians 8:21 (NIV) says

For
we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the
Lord but also in the eyes of man.”
4.
KNOW THE FACTS

2
Corinthians 11:22 (NIV) says

Are
they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they
Abraham’s descendants? So am I.”
5.
FOLLOW UP AFTER THE CONFRONTATION

2
Corinthians 7:13 (NIV) says
By
all this we are encouraged. In addition to our own encouragement, we
were especially delighted to see how happy Titus was, because his
spirit has been refreshed by all of you.”

2
Corinthians 12:14 (NIV) says

Now
I am ready to visit you for the third time, and I will not be a
burden to you, because what I want is not your possessions but you.
After all, children should not have to save up for their parents, but
parents for their children.”
6.
BE GENTLE AFTER BEING FIRM

2
Corinthians 7:15 (NIV) says

And
his affection for you is all the greater when he remembers that you
were all obedient, receiving him with fear and trembling.”

2
Corinthians 13:11 (NIV) says

Finally,
brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage
one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and
peace will be with you.”
7.
SPEAK WORDS THAT REFLECT CHRIST’S MESSAGE,
NOT
YOUR OWN IDEAS.
2
Corinthians 10:3 (NIV) says

For
though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.”

2
Corinthians 10:12-13 (NIV) says

We
do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend
themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare
themselves with themselves, they are not wise. We, however, will not
boast beyond proper limits, but will confine our boasting to the
sphere of service God himself has assigned to us, a sphere that also
includes you.”
8.
USE DISCIPLINE ONLY WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS
2
Corinthians 13:2 (NIV) says
“I
already gave you a warning when I was with you the second time. I now
repeat it while absent: On my return I will not spare those who
sinned earlier or any of the others.”
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