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Grace and Mercy (Philemon)

The Apostle Paul spent much of his later years in prison because of his faith. Most likely, Paul was in Rome when he wrote this letter to Philemon. Rome was hostile to Christianity in the 1st Century and relentlessly persecuted Christians, especially during the reign of Nero (54-68 AD). This letter was probably sent along with… Continue reading Grace and Mercy (Philemon)

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Forgiveness & Reconciliation (Genesis 33)

       A sure sign of Christian maturity is not how well you avoid conflict, but how you respond to conflict. For example, immature Christians are quick to take offense and slow to forgive and seek reconciliation; while mature Christians are slow to take offense and quick to forgive and seek reconciliation. Forgiving a person… Continue reading Forgiveness & Reconciliation (Genesis 33)

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What If He Refuses to Listen? (Matthew 18:15-17)

Last week we discussed the first part of Jesus’ process for reconciliation (Matthew 18:15). Today we shall learn what to do if the other person refuses to listen to our concerns. If he refuses to listen to us, we must take one or two other mature Christians to help establish the charges (18:16).  If he… Continue reading What If He Refuses to Listen? (Matthew 18:15-17)

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Go and Be Reconciled (Matthew 18:15)

Conflict is inevitable.  Having said that, a clear sign of Christian maturity is not how well you avoid conflict, but how you respond to conflict.  Immature Christians are quickly offended and slow to forgive; whereas mature Christians are slow to take offense and quick to forgive.  In our current series we have thus far learned… Continue reading Go and Be Reconciled (Matthew 18:15)

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7 Blessings of Forgiveness 

Did you know there is a Christian way to fight? Many Christians don’t know, so they fight just as they did before they became Christian. Fighting like a non-Christian is sinful because it is according to self-interest and self-preservation. It involves deceit and manipulation of others and results in anger, bitterness, and resentment. This is… Continue reading 7 Blessings of Forgiveness