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Relational Reconciliation and Restoration:

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Stephen Johns

on 25 July 2014

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Transcript of Relational Reconciliation and Restoration:

Relational Reconciliation and Restoration:
Gospel Forgiveness Applied to Daily Life
Obstacles to our Understanding
Common Conflicts
Extravagant Expressions
Personal Pain
Superhuman Standards
Anemic Admonitions
Biblical Foundation of Forgiveness
Forgiveness is commanded
Forgiveness is intricately connected to God's forgiveness of us
Forgiveness is modeled for us by God
Our forgiveness is to image God's forgiveness
Colossians 3:13

“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.”
1. It is motivational
Ephesians 4:32

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”
2. It is evidential
Mark 11:25

“And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
Colossians 1:21-22

“21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him”
Romans 3:25

“whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.”
1. Forgiveness is commanded

2. Forgiveness is intricately tied to God's forgiveness of us

3. Forgiveness is modeled for us by God

4. Forgiveness is to be like God's forgiveness
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