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Friday, November 2 Take along with you one or two more.​—Matt. 18:16.

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Friday, November 2

Take along with you one or two more.—Matt. 18:16.


If you succeed in resolving the issue with their help, you will have “gained your brother.” A matter should be referred to the elders only when repeated efforts to help the wrongdoer have failed. Cases requiring that brothers go through all three steps outlined at Matthew 18:15-17 are rare. That is encouraging, for it means that a solution is usually found before the situation reaches the point where an unrepentant sinner must be removed from the congregation. Often, the wrongdoer sees his error and corrects matters. The offended person may see that he no longer has a real reason to find fault and may prefer to forgive. Whatever the case, Jesus’ words indicate that the congregation should not get involved in disagreements prematurely. The elders may intervene only if the preceding two steps have been taken and if solid evidence can be produced to show clearly what has happened. w16.05 1:15, 16

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

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One of the biggest problem affecting and disrupting unity of the congregations is "inability to fully apply Matt 18:15-17"

Many problems could be avoided, if we paid more attention to this principle ..gossip would be under control as well.


But, well .. we are imperfect and trying hard ...:hugs:

Man was created as an intelligent creature with the desire to explore and understand :)


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