Shows Main Idea – Should I separate from sinners in the church? If there is a person in your church who is living in a sinful lifestyle and is a leader, how should I respond to that person? Should I sit under their teaching and leadership?
I know I am to engage sinners for redemptive purposes because that is what Christ did to me. I don’t want to separate from them, but influence them with the Gospel. But what about the ongoing sinfulness of someone in your church?
Rick Thomas leads a training network for Christians to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. RickThomas.Net reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology, and in 1991 he received a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).