Summary: Why is the church in America so immature? I believe it is because the church does not want accountability. No one wants to be corrected. We must learn how to receive a corrective word.
Receiving A Corrective Word
Free to offenses, free to serve, free to grow
Why is the church in America so immature?
Because the church does not want accountability.
No one wants to be corrected.
The church must learn how to receive a corrective word.
Why do Christians hate correction?
Lack of godly wisdom
5 Reasons To Embrace Correction:
1. It will keep you out of ignorance
Prov 12:1 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.
Prov 1:22 "How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge.
Prov 15:5 A fool despises his father’s instruction, but he who receives correction is prudent.
Prov 15:31 The ear that hears the rebukes of life will abide among the wise.
2. It will keep you prosperous.
Prov 13:18 Poverty and shame will come to him who disdains correction, but he who regards a rebuke will be honored.
3. It will keep you alive.
Prov 15:10 Harsh discipline is for him who forsakes the way, and he who hates correction will die.
4. It will keep you in God’s will for your life.
Prov 10:17 He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, but he who refuses correction goes astray.
5. It is proof of Christian maturity
Prov 17:10 Rebuke is more effective for a wise man than a hundred blows on a fool.
Prov 15:12 A scoffer does not love one who corrects him, nor will he go to the wise.
Prov 19:25 Strike a scoffer, and the simple will become wary; rebuke one who has understanding, and he will discern knowledge.
Giving A Corrective Word:
Is it just for the five-fold ministry? (Corrective or Restorative?)
Should I correct every situation?
It must be done with a right motivation.
It must be done in love.
Prov 27:5 Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed.
Matt 18:15 "Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother.
Prov 9:7 "He who corrects a scoffer gets shame for himself, and he who rebukes a wicked man only harms himself.