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Home Team Grace

May 19, 2013 Speaker: Mark Twombly Series: The Home Team

Topic: Topical Scripture: Matthew 18:15–18:35

Introduction and Review

 

‘We all need a little tenderness, how can love survive in such a graceless age?

…I think it’s about…forgiveness.’

Don Henley, from the song ‘The Heart of the Matter’

 

The VERTICAL must inform and empower the HORIZONTAL.

 

Romans 5:1-2

Ephesians 4:31-32

 

The Joy of Unity and Peace

 

Philippians 2:1-2

 

The Sorrow and Destructiveness of Unresolved Conflict

 

Ephesians 4:25-17

James 1:19-20

 

God’s Solution in the Gospel

Ephesians 2:12-16

 

 

How We Apply the Gospel in Our Homes

 

We Must Have Word Saturation

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

 

We Must Pursue God’s Design

Colossians 3:17-25

 

We Must Relentlessly Apply the Gospel

Matthew 18:21-35

 

Repentance and Faith Applied: The Lord’s Supper

 

Reconciliation to God in Salvation

Reconciliation with One Another in Relationship

 

Community Meditation

 

Growing in Knowledge

  • What is the source of the conflicts you experience?  Read James 4:1-3.  Be honest.
  • What truths about what Christ has done for you do you have trouble remembering?  How would remembering them impact your relationships and your ability to resolve conflict?

Feeling Life Deeply

  • Do you realize the depths to which you have been forgiven?  How in need of grace you are?  Why or why not?
  • How is your heart towards other people when they sin against you? Is this different from God’s heart towards you? How can your heart, words, and behavior be transformed to reflect more of Jesus and the Gospel?

Living with Courage

  • How would you describe your relationship with God today?  Are you reconciled to Him in salvation?  Drawing close to Him in relationship?
  • Today, what is the greatest relational conflict you have, and what steps of repentance and faith can you take to resolve it?
  • Please take a look at the exercise in your insert, and prayerfully consider what next steps God would have you take with a loved one.

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