To Be Winners of Sinners <Mt 18:15-20>
We have a tendency to desire winning people’s approval, or winning people in terms of performance, wealth, popularity, etc. However, how often have we thought of winning sinners over to God? The heart of God is for His people to turn to Him. That is precisely the role of His church on earth, for the Christian community is to offer collective strength and guide to God’s beloved people. Yet, often, in dealing with sinners, the church is caught up with the tension of being either too judgmental and harsh, or being too soft on correcting a sinner and directing him/her toward repentance. How should the church balance God’s love and righteousness; care and correction? This message from <Mt 18:15-20> offers some principles in dealing with sinners and winning them over.