A. I am new to the forum and excited to be here.
B. Something that is extremely hot right now in my congregation is the whole, "I don't like it" scene ... People don't like worship songs, people don't like when I preach too long or too passionately, people don't like that we've made some changes to a certain program, etc. etc. And because of that, I've been approached and told, that I'm needing to go make it right by people ... I struggle with this because I don't feel as if I have "sinned" by having a song in the worship service that may be new or of a different tempo or that my sermons are unbiblical or that changes made were selfish. It seems to me that Jesus in Matt 18:15 is talking about the sins we commit against other people, not infringing on people's likes and dislikes. Therefore, my question for discussion is precisely Matt 18:15 and what it entails. Am I sinning when I do things like add new songs, preach passionately for 30 minutes, or make changes to programs? Do I need to repent? Or is something flipped around here, do I need to 'go and show people their fault' for being critical?