Disagreements and conflicts sometimes arise in the local church, as in any group. How should church leaders respond? In Titus 3, Paul provides pastors with clear directives regarding issues to avoid and whom to confront. In addressing these matters, Alistair Begg cautions that the shepherd’s voice must be gentle enough to comfort the wounded and frightened, but firm enough to warn and rebuke those who would sow division.
9But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. 10As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, 11knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.
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