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RECONCILE
Definition of
Reconciliation:
 To restore a broken
 relationship to
 friendship and
 harmony.
 Reconciliation is one
 of the core behaviors
 of the Christian life.
Jesus said :

 God’s children will be
  blessed because they
  are reconcilers.
   Matt 5:9-- God blesses
   those who are
   peacemakers, for they
   will be called the children
   of God.
Jesus said :
 Reconciliation is an
 essential element of
 believers’ character.
   Mark 9:50 "Salt is good,
   but if it loses its saltiness,
   how can you make it salty
   again? Have salt in
   yourselves, and be at
   peace with each other."
   NIV
Jesus said :
 Reconciliation is a
 prerequisite for worship.
   Matt 5:23-24 "Therefore, if
    you are offering your gift at the
    altar and there remember that
    your brother has something
    against you, 24 leave your gift
    there in front of the altar. First
    go and be reconciled to your
    brother; then come and offer
    your gift. NIV
Paul said:


 Reconciliation is at the
 heart of Christian
 ministry.
   2 Corinthian 5:11-21
      Notice:
 Reconciliation is hard
  work. (v. 11)
 Reconciliation requires
  submission to Jesus (v.
  14a)
       Notice:
 Reconciliation requires
 commitments
   to the life of the new
    birth (v. 14b, 17)
   unselfishness (v. 15)
   to a divine perspective
       Notice:
 Reconciliation requires
 acceptance of the God-
 given task (v. 18-20)
   To reconcile the world
    to God (v. 18)
   To be God’s
    representatives,
    spreading His message
    of reconciliation (19-20)
   Kinds of
Reconciliation
 Divine reconciliation
   God reconciled us to
   Himself through Jesus.
 Personal Reconciliation
   We reconcile ourselves
   to one another.
   Kinds of
Reconciliation
 Cultural/Racial
 Reconciliation
   My people reconcile
   ourselves with your
   people.
TE REQUIREMENTS
OF RECONCILIATION
    One Verse

 Unfailing love and truth
 have met together.
 Righteousness and
 peace have kissed!
   Ps 85:10
       Truth
 Truth: Acknowledgment,
 transparency, revelation,
 clarity, accountability,
 vulnerability
  Unless the parties are open
   and honest with each
   other, true reconciliation
   cannot be had. Confession
   is a critical aspect of truth.
      Truth
 Righteousness and
 justice are the
 foundation of your
 throne. Unfailing love
 and truth walk before
 you as attendants.
  Ps 89:14
Unfailing Love
 Unfailing Love - Chesed--
 Mercy: Forgiveness,
 compassion, acceptance.
   Unfailing love involves the
   idea of grace. But love
   apart from truth is
   superficial. It needs truth as
   its companion,
Unfailing Love
 “. . . then God will establish
    one of David's descendants
    as king. He will rule with
    mercy and truth. He will
    always do what is just and
    be eager to do what is
    right.”
     Isa 16:5

      Justice
 Justice: Equality, right
 relationship, making
 things right,
 restitution, fairness
   Without attempts to
   restore dignity and
   equality, the brokenness
   created by the conflict
   continues to fester.
     Justice
 “ His government and its
 peace will never end. He
 will rule with fairness and
 justice from the throne of
 his ancestor David for all
 eternity.” Isa 9:7
       Peace
 Peace: Harmony, unity,
 well-being, security,
 respect
  Peace is the prevailing
   atmosphere of security
   and respect between all
   parties. Without that
   atmosphere, suspicions
   and fears reemerge.
       Peace
 The name Melchizedek
 means "king of justice," and
 king of Salem means "king
 of peace." 3 There is no
 record of his father or
 mother or any of his
 ancestors—no beginning or
 end to his life. He remains a
 priest forever, resembling
 the Son of God. Heb. 7:2-3
  Two Stories
 Unfailing love and truth
   John 8:1-11
 Righteousness and
  Peace
 Luke 7:36-50

				
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