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Withholding Forgiveness

Withholding Forgiveness

Bruised Reeds, Second Chances and Finishing Well Part 14: Withholding Forgiveness The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient. Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. I urge you,...
Facing Cultural Blindness

Facing Cultural Blindness

Bruised Reeds, Second Chances and Finishing Well Part 13: Facing Cultural Blindness Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20...
Bruised Reeds and Cultural Blindness

Bruised Reeds and Cultural Blindness

Bruised Reeds, Second Chances and Finishing Well Part 12: Bruised Reeds and Cultural Blindness I have the right to do anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12 (NIV) Not all bruised reed’s hearts are hard-hearted. There comes a time when we need to challenge them to examine their...
When People Become Toxic

When People Become Toxic

Bruised Reeds, Second Chances and Finishing Well Part 11: When People Become Toxic But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or...
What If They Are Not Listening?

What If They Are Not Listening?

Bruised Reeds, Second Chances and Finishing Well Part 10: What if they are not listening? But if they will not listen…If they still refuse to listen…if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector. Matthew 18:16-17 (NIV)...
How long is it going to take?

How long is it going to take?

Bruised Reeds, Second Chances and Finishing Well Part 9: How long is it going to take? If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they will not listen, take one or...
Again, What’s the Win?

Again, What’s the Win?

If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. Matthew 18:15 (NIV) It is to the glory of God to redeem, to restore, to reconcile with bruised reeds. It is to His glory that we...
What’s the Win?

What’s the Win?

Bruised Reeds, Second Chances and Finishing Well Part 7: What’s the Win? So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV) My family knows that I am not much of a game player because I hate playing games that I...