“Carefronting with Wisdom and Gratitude”

Col. 3:16 – “Carefronting with Wisdom and Gratitude”
Sun. July 9th 2017 – Pastor Stephan
Sermon Outline
I. All Believers are Called Upon by God to Instruct One Another (Rom. 15:14).
A. We are to teach others to know and love sound doctrine (1 Tim. 4:6).
B. Believers are to instruct others in how to fulfill their life-callings (Titus 2:3-5).
C. We are called to show our brother or sister the “speck” in his or her eye (Eph. 4:15).
admonish – to express warning about or disapproval of in a gentle and loving manner.
II. Jesus Admonished People because He Loved Them Enough to Do So (Mark 10:17-22).
III. Genuine Love for One Another should Compel Us to Admonish One Another (Col. 3:12-17).
A. Love demands that we keep one another on the narrow path (vs. 12-14).
B. Love demands that we go deeper with one another in our journey (vs. 15-17).
Questions for Study and Reflection
1. Reflect upon a time when someone confronted you with something you had done wrong or were doing wrong. How did it feel at the time? What do you think of the conflict now? Were there any benefits to you?
2. Read Mark 10:17-22. Do you believe it is ever necessary to admonish someone? When and why? Why did Jesus confront the rich young ruler? Have you ever “confronted” anyone with the gospel? Why or why not?
3. Read Col. 3:12-17. Do we follow Scriptures command to admonish one another? Why or why not? What prevents us from obeying this?
4. Do you agree with point III and its subpoints? Why or why not?
5. Pray this week that the Holy Spirit would open the eyes of your heart to reveal truth to you about the very difficult issue of care-fronting one another. Ask God what you should do in the coming weeks and months.

“Carefronting with Wisdom and Gratitude”