How do we respond to the sins of others?

Our response to the sins of others is significantly affected by our own view of grace.  If we feel that the main emphasis of the Christian life is to manage and control sin, then we will expect others to do a better job of managing their sin.  If we are striving to achieve righteousness, then we will demand that others demonstrate righteousness.  If however, we realize our immense need for God’s grace and forgiveness – and if the Holy Spirit is producing the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control into our lives – then our response will be quite different.