Answers to questions submitted during the Summer of Reconciliation Series.
A Summer of Reconciliation
August 28, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock
August 21, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock
The Twin Confusions of Forgiveness The Challenge of Care-Fronting Jesus Care-Fronts Local Churches --The Church in Ephesus (Rev. 2:2~4) --The Church in Thyatira (Rev. 2:19~21) A Local Church Care-Fronts A Sinning Member --1 Cor. 5:1~13 --2 Cor. 2:5~11 A Brother Care-Fronts His Brothers (Gen. 44:16, 45:3~5, 50:15~17) --Joseph --The Brothers
August 7, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock
Preparing Our Heads to Forgive Two Common Theses: 1) We must only forgive when there is repentance in word and deed, with reconciliation being the end-goal (Inter-personal). 2) We can forgive even without contacting the other party, with our release from the emotional prison of bitterness as the chief target (internal). A Synthesis - The Two Hands of Forgiveness: --An Open Hand to ALL (Offering or Requesting Forgiveness). --Hand in Hand is Only for the Repentant (Completed Forgiveness - Reconciliation).