Summary: How do you deal with a believer who has sinned, especially one who has sinned against you? Jesus gave precise instructions about how a believer should deal with someone he feels has sinned against in His second & last reference to His Church.
Summary: Forgiving a torn artwork is trivial. What happens when the sin sears its way into your soul and brings devastation to your heart? All I know is that I have been forgiven more than I could hope for in my life and have been tested with offenses where only God’s help enabled me to forgive.
Summary: If we remember the words of Jesus, especially when we are in conflict with our fellow man, we will change the world. Loving our neighbour fulfills any and every other divine command, for genuine love does no harm to its neighbour.
Summary: Proper 18 (a) By nature we focus on ourselves, trying to be the greatest, to be Number One. But that leads to separation and loneliness. Christ has redeemed us, that we may be united with the Father and with each other. Therefore we live in love.
Summary: Church discipline is about “regaining the brother” (15). When our prayer is, truly, ‘Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven’ - our desire will be in agreement with what God has already determined in heaven.
Summary: Our goal is to live for one another; yet time and circumstances do not allow us that luxury and we fail. Most importantly we let God down, and when we do so, we feel bad; but Jesus knew that, and so, he tells us what to do, if we can only take his advice.
Summary: This is for the preparation of those who believe that there is a call of God in their lives to start a church or ministry. It is made to make them see the possibilities of starting what God has call them to do.
Summary: Like instruments in an orchestra playing the same piece of music, so should all the members of the church and when the church is out of tune, it can get ugly. Four ways Jesus tells us we can tune up our lives.
Summary: Ideas from Mark Batterson’s The Circle Maker. The word Bind “To Place A Contract On Something!” Ergo the term, Binding Contract! This is what happens when you pray for something in the Earthly Realm, God puts a Contract on it in the Heavenly Realm! That i