Charlottesville First Church of the Nazarene
The Way of Jesus is The Time For Reconciliation
October 10, 2021

The Way of Jesus is The Time For Reconciliation

October 10, 2021

Over the past three weeks we have explored the Way of Jesus is:

            The Way of ______________________________

            The Way of ______________________________

            The Way of ______________________________

 

We are going to look at two theological affirmations:

 

            The Way of Jesus is to _____________________

            The Way of Jesus _________________________

 

Luke 12:54-59

 

  1. The Way of Jesus is to ______________ – ___________________________________

 

  1. David was joined by leaders and warriors who supported David, we read in I Chronicles 12:32, “from Issachar, men who _____________________ and knew what Israel should do…”
  2. Jesus knew the ______________ and is pointing out this need to everyone within His hearing.
  3. Are there ______________ coming our way? Yes!
    1. Do we know what they are?
    2. Are we ________________________ of the ________________? We need to:
      1. So, we can ____________ for them,
      2. ______________ them, and
      3. ______________ appropriately to them.

 

  1. The Way of Jesus ________________________
    1. Jesus tells us to be ______________,
      1. Make ___________
      2. Make ___________
    2. II Corinthians 5:11-21 – Paul lays out the ____________________
      1. Be _________ to God to be _________ in the conscience of others,
      2. Be _____________ by Christ’s Love,
  • ________ for Christ,
  1. We are ______________ to God through Christ,
  2. We are Christ’s ____________
  1. II Corinthians 5:20b, “We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”

 

  1. Conclusion
    1. The Way of Jesus is to Know the Signs
      1. Are we prayed up, read up, and reading the signs of the times to interpret them?
      2. Are we ready to respond rightly?
    2. The Way of Jesus Requires Reconciliation
      1. Do we have unresolved things in our life with others?
      2. Do we understand that Jesus calls us to a ministry of reconciliation?

 

Biblical Exploration:

 

  1. II Corinthians 5:1-18
  2. Matthew 18:15-17
  3. Hebrews 12:14
  4. Colossians 1:20-22
  5. Mark 11:25
  6. II Timothy 3:1-5
  7. Matthew 24:6

 

Questions for Group Discussion:

 

  1. What does reconciliation mean?
  2. Has anyone reached out and attempted to be reconciled to you? What was that time?
  3. Are these times when reconciliation is greatly needed? In what way(s)?

 

 

 

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