The Peacemaking Church - Session 4 - Nov 24th notes

RyanB

Legacy of Elijah Guild Leader
The 7 A's of Confession:
  • A__________ everyone involved. (Luke 19:8)
  • A__________ if, but, and maybe. (Ps. 51).
  • A__________ specifically.

    Sinful desires/idols
    - Inherently sinful cravings or attitudes, such as pride, lust, greed, or hatred.
    - Good things that we want too much, without which we feel we cannot be content, fulfilled, secure, or happy.

    Sinful words
    - Harsh, reckless, or worthless words (Eph. 4:29)
    - Grumbling and complaining.
    - Falsehood: any deception or twisting of the truth.
    - Gossip: revealing or discussing personal information about others with people who are not part of the problem or the solution.
    - Slander: speaking false and malicious words.

    Sinful actions
    - Not keeping your word
    - Not respecting authority
    - Not treating others as you want to be treated (Matt 7:12)
  • A__________ the hurt. Express sincere sorrow for the way you affected others.
  • A__________ the consequences. (Luke 15:19; Luke 19:8)
  • A__________ (change) your behavior. (Eph 4:22-32)
  • A__________ for forgiveness and allow time. (Gen 50:17)

Key Principle: Confession brings freedom
 

RyanB

Legacy of Elijah Guild Leader
The 7 A's of Confession:
  • Address everyone involved. (Luke 19:8)
  • Avoid if, but, and maybe. (Ps. 51).
  • Admit specifically.

    Sinful desires/idols
    - Inherently sinful cravings or attitudes, such as pride, lust, greed, or hatred.
    - Good things that we want too much, without which we feel we cannot be content, fulfilled, secure, or happy.

    Sinful words
    - Harsh, reckless, or worthless words (Eph. 4:29)
    - Grumbling and complaining.
    - Falsehood: any deception or twisting of the truth.
    - Gossip: revealing or discussing personal information about others with people who are not part of the problem or the solution.
    - Slander: speaking false and malicious words.

    Sinful actions
    - Not keeping your word
    - Not respecting authority
    - Not treating others as you want to be treated (Matt 7:12)
  • Acknowledge the hurt. Express sincere sorrow for the way you affected others.
  • Accept the consequences. (Luke 15:19; Luke 19:8)
  • Alter (change) your behavior. (Eph 4:22-32)
  • Ask for forgiveness and allow time. (Gen 50:17)

Key Principle: Confession brings freedom
 
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