How did this make an impact?

  1. Good reminder. Thanks

  2. disqus_5GcG85WDdl March 14, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    There’s principles but it really depends on what kind of people you are dealing with, the circumstances, context and what you are capable of doing.

  3. Rick – I am really curious to know why you refer only to the old testament and not directly to Matthew 18:15 which contains the new testament instructions on how the new testament church is supposed to deal with conflict?

    Instead, you refer to Nehemiah where, interestingly, it seems that Nehemiah was accusing the leaders of the day of unfair treatment of the people. It seems that this passage might be more applicable in the case of a congregation being mislead by an abusive pastor?

    Your thoughts?

    • In a short devotional like this, you are not covering everything the Bible says on a topic. Matthew 18 is the best known passage on how to handle conflict. Nehemiah gives a wonderful parallel to Matthew and was written long before Matthew wrote his Gospel. I’m pretty sure Mathew knew what Nehemiah had written. I wonder if Matthew was asked why he didn’t just quote Nehemiah instead of writing something new?!

  4. I am greatly blessed and encouraged. Conflict handling can be a daunting task to ministers and your teaching will go a long way. We had an all night of teaching and already 5 local congregations out of 34 have enjoyed the teaching. May God richly bless you. You are welcome to Malawi in Africa.
    Stay blessed.
    Evangelist G Salima

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