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Reconciliation

Outline

 

1. Instances

2. Attitued of the Natural Man to God

3. God’s Appeal to the Sinner

4. Reconciliation Through Christ

5. The Sinner’s Part in Reconcilliation

 

1. Instances

 

A. BETWEEN ESAU AND JACOB Genesis 33:4, 11 Then Esau ran to meet him and embraced him, threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him. And they both wept…. Please take this gift I have brought you, for God has been very gracious to me. I have more than enough.” And because Jacob insisted, Esau finally accepted the gift.

 

B. BETWEEN SAUL AND DAVID:  1 Samuel 19:7 Afterward Jonathan called David and told him what had happened. Then he brought David to Saul, and David served in the court as before.

 

C. BETWEEN PILATE AND HEROD:  Luke 23:12 (Herod and Pilate, who had been enemies before, became friends that day.)

 

2. Attitued of the Natural Man to God

 

Romans 8:7-8 For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. 8 That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.

 

3. God’s Appeal to the Sinner

 

2 Corinthians 5:20-21 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

 

4. Reconciliation Through Christ

 

Romans 5:1,10 Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. … 10 For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son.

 

Ephesians 2:16 Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death on the cross, and our hostility toward each other was put to death.

 

5. The Sinner’s Part in Reconcilliation

 

Zechariah 1:3 Therefore, say to the people, ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.’

 

Jeramiah 4:1 “O Israel,” says the Lord, “if you wanted to return to me, you could.  You could throw away your detestable idols and stray away no more.

 

 

Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com

Arranged and modified by HKM 09/01/2011