Wednesday Night Live
September 20, 2023
Forgive, Comfort and Reaffirm
2 Corinthians 2:5-11
Dealing with Forgiveness and Restoration
Pain, distress, sorrow, vexing, hurt, harshness
Sufficient church discipline
Inflicted by the majority
A time to forgive and comfort
Last one be swallowed up by too much sorrow
The rebuking work, and the restoring work
Delicate balance of defeating the enemy
A time to reaffirm, Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Paul’s second test
Paul doesn’t forgive for the sake of Christ, in the presence of the church.
Paul forgives for the sake of the church in the presence of Christ.
For we are not ignorant… Right?
Knowing the schemes is defeating the schemes/devices
1 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. 2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. 5 For each one shall bear his own load. 6 Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches. 7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.