November 30, 2014 ()

Bible Text: Luke 15:11-32 |


There are several aspects of reconciliation

  • Reconciliation is needed when a relationship is fractured
    • Sin fractures our relationship with God
  • Pride prevents reconciliation
    • Pride keeps the offender from being sorry, making amends, asking forgiveness, meeting terms of reconciliation
    • Pride keeps the offended from forgiving
    • Salvation requires humility
  • Reconciliation requires humble, honest self-examination
    • Sin and offense must be acknowledged before forgiveness may be sought
  • Reconciliation enables healing to a stronger state than before
  • It is better to never need reconciliation
    • Be sensitive to others and insensitive to self
  • The time for reconciliation is over when this life is over
    • Now is the accepted time