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Confronting Difficult People - Week 1


2 Timothy 2:23-26 NLT --- Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth. Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants.

√ We live in a fallen world.

√ Realize you cannot please everyone.

(John 5:30) - By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.

The Purpose of confrontation should be to maintain and grow healthy connections with people.

(James 3:18) "And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of goodness."

Confrontation is NOT just about something's wrong and I need to correct it.

(Matthew 18:15) - “If your brother sins against you, go talk to him privately and point out the offense…if the other person listens, you have won that person back.”

#1 - Who do you have a issue with?

#2 - Two problems in confrontation

(Proverbs 11:13) – A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.

(Proverbs 16:28) – A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip seperates the best of friends.

(Proverbs 17:4) – Wrongdoers eagerly listen to gossip; liars pay close attention to slander.

#3 – 4 Strategies to Confrontation



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