Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study - September 25th, 2019
A casual, topical bible study to help "fill up your tank" in the middle of the week. Come as you are and dig deeper into the Word! • Hope's Coffee Café - coffee/tea bar in the foyer from 6:30-6:55 PM • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids "Mid-Week Mania" (grades K-5th) provided
Locations & Times
Expand
  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Wednesday 7:00 PM
<< THE LEADER'S TOOLBOX >>

Lesson 5:
"The Power of Reconciliation"
(2 Corinthians 2:5-11)

Reconciliation = the process of resolving the conflict between fractured and/or fighting parties

The effort required and success of the process is often determined by the approach of the offended/responding parties.
Four primary tools used by God to address and/or expose sin:
1. Conscience
Defined = That faculty of the soul which distinguishes between right and wrong
Our conscience can be…

» Good (Acts 23:1), Pure (1 Timothy 3:9), Cleaned (Hebrews 9:14)

» Weakened (1 Corinthians 8:9), Wounded (1 Corinthians 8:12), Defiled (Titus 1:15), Seared (1 Tim. 4:2)
Four primary tools used by God to address and/or expose sin:
1. Conscience
2. Church
The ministry of the local church acts as a mirror and a deterrent.
Four primary tools used by God to address and/or expose sin:
1. Conscience
2. Church
3. Consequences
Various types are presented in the scriptures:
» Natural
Four primary tools used by God to address and/or expose sin:
1. Conscience
2. Church
3. Consequences
Various types are presented in the scriptures:
» Natural
» Relational
Four primary tools used by God to address and/or expose sin:
1. Conscience
2. Church
3. Consequences
Various types are presented in the scriptures:
» Natural
» Relational
» Spiritual
Four primary tools used by God to address and/or expose sin:
1. Conscience
2. Church
3. Consequences
4. Confrontation
Examples include…
» Nathan confronting David (2 Samuel 12:1-9)
» Paul confronting Peter (Galatians 2:11-13)
» Paul in our text (1 & 2 Corinthians)
Before confronting someone… ask yourself the following questions:
• What have they done?
• Is my engagement warranted?
• Is my heart in the right place?
• What is my motivation?
A biblical reconciliation process involves acting…
1. Fairly
A biblical reconciliation process involves acting…
1. Fairly
2. Compassionately
Forgiving others is inextricably connected to our forgiveness and for good reason.
A biblical reconciliation process involves acting…
1. Fairly
2. Compassionately
3. Collectively
A biblical reconciliation process involves acting…
1. Fairly
2. Compassionately
3. Collectively
4. Humbly
The Greek word translated "restore" was a medical term describing the resetting of a broken bone. When done correctly the bone becomes stronger than before!!!