IMPACT Church
Reconnect by Restoring through Forgiveness
April 11, 2021

Reconnect by Restoring through Forgiveness

April 11, 2021

“Reconnect by Restoring through Forgiveness”

Philemon 1-25
Sunday, April 11, 2021

Pastor Mike Bailey

Introduction

Everyone around us desires to Reconnect with family, friends, and the community. In what may be remembered as the greatest year of isolation our society has ever seen, God gives us the answers we seek as to how and why we should live in community with others. God created us for connection. Not only an intimate connection with Him but with others as well. Through Scripture we will understand how to Reconnect towards meaningful relationships in our life.

April 4 – Reconnect by Remembering the sacrifice of Jesus.

April 11 – Reconnect by Restoring through forgiveness.

April 18 – Reconnect by Re-engaging with intentionality.

April 25 – Reconnect by Removing bad habits and relationships.

May 2 – Reconnect by Rekindling through purposeful love.

May 9 – Reconnect by Refreshing and avoiding burnout.

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1. Everyone with Forgiveness.

a. It was . (v 1-7)

Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Romans 12:10

You brood of snakes! How could evil men like you speak what is good and right? For whatever is in your heart determines what you say.  Matthew 12:34

b. It takes . (v 8-9)

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2. Everyone will from Forgiveness.

a. The forgiven grace. (v 10)

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29 (ESV)

 And he has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their fellow believers. 1 John 4:21

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b. The forgiver gains an . (v 11-13)

In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. Romans 12:6-8

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3. Everyone must Forgiveness.

a. It will be a choice. (v 14)

I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9:27

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b. It will bring beginnings. (v 15-16)


This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2
Corinthians 5:17

For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. Isaiah 43:19

4. Forgiveness brings .

a. Restoration with . (v 17-19)

Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. James 5:16

Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer[a] is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. Galatians 6:1

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b. Restoration with . (v 20)

his means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!  2 Corinthians 5:17

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Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32

Closing: Who do you need to forgive today? Or who do you need to seek forgiveness from?

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