This was not an easy sermon to preach. But it was a necessary one. Far too many Christians do not follow the Matthew 18 protocol to handle disagreements, offenses, or concerns. Why? Either we still don’t know the protocol, or, more likely, we ignore the protocol because other means of “dealing with our concerns” are easier. So how do we get back to addressing concerns in the way of Jesus?
In the last lesson of our 2017 series on Relational Evangelism, we tackle 2 terms which rarely function together but must for the purposes of evangelism: Urgency and Patience. We need to stress the urgency of a decision for Christ, but we cannot make the mistake of forcing or pressuring someone into "conversion" if their heart is not yet in it.