Be Reconciled

  • Rick Teepen
  • Feb 12, 2012



 

"FIRST GO AND BE RECONCILED TO YOUR BROTHER"                  RICK TEEPEN         FEB. 12, 2012
 

Matthew 5:23-24

   “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.
  
JACOB AND ESAU
  
JOSEPH AND HIS 11 BROTHERS
  

Matthew 5:23-24

   “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.
  
1.  RECONCILIATION BRINGS FREEDOM TO YOUR LIFE
  
FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT
  
     Galatians 5:22-23
 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
  
      DON'T LET ROTTEN FRUIT SPOIL THE GOOD FRUIT
  
2.  RECONCILIATION PREPARES OUR HEARTS FOR MINISTRY
  
     PRAY  FOR STRENGTH TO RECONCILE
  
3.  RECONCILIATION BRINGS PEACE OF MIND
  
     REDUCES STRESS AND ANGUISH
  
      NO BAGGAGE
 
4.  RECONCILIATION IS MUCH MORE THAN FORGIVENESS
 
      FORGIVENESS IS JUST THE FIRST STEP IN RECONCILIATION
 
      RECONCILIATION RESTORES RELATIONSHIPS
 
       SURRENDER OUR OWN WILL TO GOD'S WILL
    
 
                                      JAMES 3:18
                                      18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.