2 Corinthians 7:2-16
May 10, 2020
Title: Hope For Relational Reconciliation
1 – Relational Conflict
- “Make room in your hearts…” (7:2)
- Paul experienced “conflict in every direction…,” “battles on the outside….,” and “fear on the inside…” (7:5)
2 – Relational Hope
- “BUT GOD, encourages those who are discouraged” (7:6-7)
- The way that God Paul Paul comfort was through his relationships
3 – Relational Confrontation
- Motivated by the hope of reconciliation, Paul addresses the wrongs in the relationship through a letter (7:8-9)
4 – Godly Repentatnce
- Paul distinquishes between godly sorrow and worldy sorrow (7:10-11)
5 – Relational Comfort
- Paul experiences comfort when the relationship is reconciled.
- We reflect what we behold
- Broken Relationship – between God and us
- Relational Confrontation – God exposes our sin through the Law
- God draws near in the person and work of Jesus Christ and calls us to repent and believe (godly sorrow vs worldly sorrow)
- Result – Restored Relationship
- Broken Relationship – with whom are you currently experiencing relational conflict?
- How will you move toward them with love and the hope of reconciliation by addressing what is wrong?
- How and when will you communicate with them?
- Pray for your heart and their heart to respond with godly sorrow.
- Trust God with the result knowing that we cannot control the other person’s attitude or reaction.