What You’ll Discover in this Episode:
Introduction to Conflicts of Sinfulness
We all deal with conflicts that arise because of sinfulness. In this episode, we are looking at the three passages of scripture that give us direct instruction on working through issues of sin. We will learn that our main objective in going to the person who has sinned is to bring correction and then restoration. We will also have a discussion on when sinful actions, attitudes, or words could be overlooked, or when sinful issues should be dealt with and addressed.
- The basic objectives in dealing with sin: 1) Correction and 2) Restoration
- Correction: Bring about repentance and grant the sinning brother forgiveness.
- Restoration: The goal is to win your brother (restore him).
- When a person chooses to overlook a transgression, they may be deciding to choose their battles wisely.
- When a person hides from confrontation, they may be missing an opportunity for biblical reconciliation.
- The Lord will reveal areas of sin through: someone else speaking, devotional time, friendly conversation; often without a confrontational or counseling type setting.
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- (Matthew 18: 15-18 NKJV) “Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. “But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector. “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
- (Luke 17: 3 NKJV) “Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.”
- (Galatians 6:1 NKJV) ” Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.”
- (Proverbs 19:11 NKJV) “The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, And his glory [is] to overlook a transgression.”
- (1 Peter 4:8 NKJV) “Above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”
- (Proverbs 10:12 NKJV) “Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.“
- (Colossians 1:28 NKJV) “Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.”
- (Romans 2:4 NKJV) “Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?”
- (Timothy 4:2 NKJV) “Preach the word! Be ready in season [and] out of season. Convince, rebuke [convict], exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”
- (Titus 1:9 NKJV) “Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.”
- (Luke 17:3 NKJV) “Take heed… If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.”
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