What Does it Mean to be Gentle in Ministry?

Paul Tripp has a great description of gentleness in his book War of Words as he writes about interpersonal ministry, he says:

Gentleness treats others with tenderness, speaking in a way that is soft and mild. Proverbs tells us that harsh words create problems rather than solve them (Prov. 15:1). Gentleness means that I don’t damage the very person I am seeking to help. Gentleness doesn’t mean compromising the truth. Rather, it means keeping the truth from being compromised by harshness and insensitivity.

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May 04 2012 04:00 am | Blog

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