Hey guys, I have a really big problem: whenever I see someone from church that is doing something relatively inappropriate in school, I never know how to react. I don’t know if I should just brush it off, as I’ve always done, or if I should speak personally to the person about it. I know a few of them have been tempted to curse, and after much contemplation with myself, I’ve asked them not to do so because it’s just inappropriate for any ‘Christian’ to be acting this way. But let’s say their problem is not as simple as that, let’s say you know they are doing something inappropriate behind their parent’s back, what do you do? And it’s not just with school people, but I know fellow church members who commit something secretly out of ANY church setting. I’m afraid of talking to them because they may feel as though I’m judging them and holding something against them, but at the same time I know I should do something about it because its my responsibility as a Christian to save the lost sheep and leave the other 99…know what I mean?
Also, I know that in Matt 18:15-17 Christ strictly says,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. 16But 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.'17And 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.
This verse is the answer to my question, but my problem is that I don’t know how to initiate things…I don’t know how to talk to my ‘brother’ because I’m afraid of hurting him/her. This is my biggest problem, how do I overcome it? If anyone has valuable advice, please share! Thanks for your time, GB++