Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study - October 9th, 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
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
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Lesson 7:
"The Power of Reconciliation Pt. 2"
(2 Corinthians 2:5-11)
PART 1 REVIEW:

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
(Romans 2:12-16)
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)

2. Church
The ministry of the local church acts as a mirror and a deterrent.
(2 Timothy 4:1-2)

3. Consequences
Various types are presented in the scriptures:
» Natural (Galatians 6:7-8)
» Relational (1 Corinthians 5:1-5)
» Spiritual (Isaiah 59:2)
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!!!