Whether we like it or not, confronta­tion is part of a believer’s arsenal of caring for one another. If a driver inadvertently turned down a one-way street heading the wrong way, there would be two reasons to get his attention. The first would be concern about the damage he could do to himself. The second reason would be concern about the damage he could do to someone else. Observers of this driver could react in two ways. They could sim­ply ignore the driver and the consequences of his error, or they could try to get the driver’s attention.

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A caring Christian not only encour­ages his or her sisters and brothers in Christ—comforting them in their afflic­tions, restoring them in their spiritual ill­nesses, carrying their burdens when necessary—but also confronts them when they are in error about God’s truth.

However, if you’re anything like me, the problem is you don’t like confrontation. Part of you knows that when a friend needs correction or rebuke for some decision they’ve made, if you aren’t coming to their rescue, then who? But another part of you (the part that hates confrontation) rationalizes your way out of doing the right thing. “Someone will set them straight, but it ain’t gonna be me.” Friend, let me assure you this is the wrong attitude to take when it comes to caring for those you claim to love.

A fellow believer in Jesus Christ may already know he is in error, or she may not know she is going in the wrong direc­tion. Either way, he or she needs to be lovingly confronted about deviating from me truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.

At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.

Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.

Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.

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