Rebuke, Removal, Repentance, Restoration Process
Reprove a scoffer, he will hate you; reprove a wise man, he will love you (Pr 9:8).
Sinning Brother: Prayer, Patience, Provocation, Expose, Rebuke, Admonition and Warning
Cry aloud, spare not; lift up your voice like a trumpet; tell My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins (Is 58:1).
Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light (Eph 5:11-13).
The Offended Brother
"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. But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector. The New King James Version. (1982). (Mt 18:1517).
18:1520 Dealing with a Sinful Brother
In 18:1517 Jesus outlined four steps for dealing with a believing brother who is embroiled in sin: (1) Personal confrontation of the sinner (18:15); (2) Private conference with witnesses in order to verify both sides of the argument (18:16); (3) Public announcement...(18:17); and (4) Exclusion from fellowship (18:17). At each step, even after step four, opportunity was provided for repentance and restoration. This section on judgment and discipline is followed by one of the great passages on forgiveness (18:2135). The ultimate purpose of church discipline was restoration and forgiveness. Hughes, R. B., & Laney, J. C. (2001). Tyndale concise Bible commentary (p. 414). Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publisher
Bring Back the Erring One
Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins. The New King James Version. (1982). (Jas 5:1920). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
Let us consider how we may provoke one another one towards love and good deeds (Heb 10:24).
If your brother sins against you, rebuke him (Lk 17:).