How to Handle Criticism

December 16, 2018 | Sermon by

How to Handle Criticism -  - Tweed Coast Church

Pastor Jono spoke about how we can handle criticism in a Godly way:

  • You will be criticised – for following Christ, for how you live, Jesus was perfect but he himself was criticised. Discuss how you handle criticism in your own life.
  • You can minimise criticism. It starts with you. Ask yourself – are you critical? Do you have opportunity for feedback before it gets critical – in your marriage, in your family, in your friendships? We need to be wise in how we live to minimise criticism. Read Philippians 2:12-15 and how it shows us how we can live wise lives.
  • Use accurate criticism to change. Read Proverbs 15:31 and discuss how it is wise to listen to accurate criticism.
  • Use inaccurate criticism as an oppprtunity to clarify. The apostles responded to innacurate criticism in Acts 11:2-4 as an opportunity to bring clarity. Discuss how we can do the same.
  • Use malicious criticism as an opportunity to show Grace. Read Matthew 5:44 and discuss how we are to show Gods Grace in this world.


  • For God’s blessing and favour on this season leading into Christmas including A Tweed Coast Christmas Spectacular, our Love Out Loud Christmas Care Packs and Christmas Eve Eve Service.
  • For our church “Building a Legacy” for favour with council over land

Coming up

  • Sunday November 25 Special Guest Margaret Stunt – invite friends and family
  • Sunday December 9 A Tweed Coast Christmas Spectacular – buy tickets on the church website!