Confrontation: Who Needs It? Pastor Boaz Olang

1Thessalonians 5:12-16 “…And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and ADMONISH you: And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them who are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. Rejoice evermore”


Confrontation is not desirable. However, it is necessary and correct delivery, and reception of it is desirable. Typically, there are three ways to face confrontation: respond, react or avoid it. In most cases, the most preferred choice of many is avoidance.  That is, not willing to face up to confrontation. This is because confrontation, of any kind, is most likely to touch on something in us or about us that we fear to face or talk about because a weakness, fault, mistake, negligence, sin, etc. in us may be exposed and/or discussed, with a view to correct, instruct, rebuke, admonish or punish us. Continue reading

Better Is Open Rebuke Them Hidden Love, Pastor Phil Sessa

Proverbs 27:5-6, “Better is open rebuke them hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses”

Have you ever been in a situation where someone you know has sinned and you felt you needed to confront them on it? Perhaps right now you are thinking not me, I’m no better than they are, I sin too, and I don’t want someone confronting me, that won’t help matters. Continue reading