Respecting and Rebuking the Saints, Part 1

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Paul made clear the purpose of his first letter to Timothy: “So that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God” (1 Timothy 3:15). We’ve noted that ministry would be easier if everyone in the congregation pursued godliness. But it doesn’t work that way. Some do, and some don’t. Those who do, deserve our respect. And those who don’t, deserve a rebuke. But how should the church go about respecting and rebuking the saints? What is appropriate and what isn’t? Thank God He gave us 1 Timothy to answer these questions and serve as our guide.