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What To Do If Someone Sins Against You: Conclusion (Part 2)

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In my last post I confessed that I am by nature someone who avoids conflict. Thus, I am wired not to obey the teaching of Jesus with respect to confronting one who sins against me. Nevertheless, in my effort to […]

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What To Do If Someone Sins Against You: Conclusion

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I have come to the end of this series on what to do if someone sins against you. I have done my best to interpret the teaching of Jesus on this subject with accuracy. I’m sure I have made some […]

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How Can I Forgive Someone Who Doesn’t Admit to Having Done Anything Wrong?

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With this post I am finishing my series: What To Do If Someone Sins Against You: The Teaching of Jesus. You can find this whole series in logical order here, if you wish. Let me review the basic steps outlined […]

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What Do To If Someone Sins Against You . . . in the Digital Age, Part 2

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Yesterday I set up the question: How do we apply the teaching of Jesus about confronting someone who sins against us . . . in the digital age? Since it can be much easier and safer to communicate with someone […]

What Do To If Someone Sins Against You . . . in the Digital Age

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Jesus says that if someone sins against you, you’re to go to the person when you can be alone and point out that person’s fault. This seems clear enough, even if we’re not all that happy about it. But how […]

What To Do When You Sin Against Someone

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So far in this series we’ve focused on the main question: What should you do if somebody sins against you? The answer, in a nutshell: Go to that person. Even though you’re the wronged party, you should initiate reconciliation, according […]

What Do To If Someone Sins Against You: Lavish Forgiveness

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So far our investigation of Matthew 18 has turned up the following guidance for what to do if someone sins against you: Step 1: Go and privately point out the fault to the wrongdoer.If Step 1 is successful, you have […]

What To Do If Someone Sins Against You: Step Four (continued)

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Yesterday I began to examine step four of Jesus’ guidance for what to do if someone sins against you. In case you’re new to this blog series, let me review what we’ve seen so far, based on a close reading […]

What To Do If Someone Sins Against You: Step Four

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So far in this series we’ve seen that Jesus’ guidance for what to do if someone sins against you includes three steps: Step 1: Go and privately point out the fault to the wrongdoer.If Step 1 is successful, you have […]

What To Do If Someone Sins Against You: Step Three

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In my last post I examined step two of Jesus’ guidance for what to do if someone sins against you. Let me review what we’ve seen so far: Step 1: Go and privately point out the fault to the wrongdoer.If […]

What To Do If Someone Sins Against You: When the One You Confront Doesn’t Listen, Part 2

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Yesterday, I began to consider what we should do when we privately confront someone who sinned against us but that person simply won’t listen. Though we might want to let things drop at this point, Jesus says we’re not done. […]

What To Do If Someone Sins Against You: When the One You Confront Doesn’t Listen

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So far in this series I’ve examined the beginning of Jesus’ instructions on what to do if someone sins against you. Step one, you may recall, was to go to the person and tell him or her the fault in […]

What to Do If Someone Sins Against You: The Purpose

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In my last post I examined the first step in Jesus guidance concerning what to do if someone sins against you. It was this: “Go and point out the fault when the two of your are alone.” In this post […]

What To Do If Someone Sins Against You: Step One

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In my last post I discussed the set up for Jesus guidance concerning what to do if someone sins against you. In this post I’ll examine step one of his advice. Here, once again, is the whole passage from Matthew […]

What To Do If Someone Sins Against You: Jesus Sets Up the Case

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In my last post I introduced Matthew 18:15-17, a passage in which Jesus talks about what to do if someone sins against you, and made some preliminary remarks. Today I start examining the text itself. The whole passage reads: “If […]

What To Do If Someone Sins Against You: Introduction to the Teaching of Jesus

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In last Friday’s post I introduced this series, which seeks to answer the question: “What should I do if someone in the church sins against me?” With no further ado, let’s examine the basic teaching of Jesus: “If another member […]

When Someone Sins Against You: Introduction

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Christian fellowship is one of life’s sweetest desserts. There’s nothing quite like being with a group of people who love you warts and all. There’s great peace in sharing life with folks who are there to weep when you weep […]

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Sunday Inspiration from the High Calling
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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 3
An Act and Symbol of Love Perhaps one of the most startling of the early Christian interpretations of the cross was that it was all about love. It’s easy in our day, when crosses are religious symbols, attractive ornaments, and trendy jewelry to associate the cross with love. But, in the first

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 2
The Means of Reconciliation In my last post, I examined one of the very earliest Christian statements of the purpose of Jesus’ death. According to the tradition encapsulated in 1 Corinthians 15, Jesus died “for our sins in accordance with the scriptures” (15:3). Yet this text doesn’t expl

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