A Framework for Reconciliation Part 3

A Framework for Reconciliation
Philemon and Various Passages

by Mike Deguzman

1 Corinthians 6:5-7

I. Conflict Is An Opportunity

Matthew 7:1-5

   A. The 7 A’s of Confession

A – ddress Everyone Involved

A – void if, But, and Maybe

A – dmit Specifically

A – cknowledge the Hurt

A – ccept the Consequences

A – lter Your Behavior

1 John 3:18

A – sk For Forgiveness

II. Understanding Confrontation Biblically

    A. Overlook What You Can, When You Can

Psalm 103:8

          1. Is the Offense a Clearly Defined Sin?

          2. Has the Sin Permanently Damaged a Relationship?

          3. Has the Sin Overtaken Them?

     B. Build Up, Don’t Tear Down

Ephesians 4:29

     C. Be Quick to Listen

          1. Listen by Waiting

          2. Listen by Attending 

          3. Listen by Clarifying

          4. Listen by Reflecting

          5. Listen by Agreeing

      D. Heal With Wise Communication

III. Extend Forgiveness Completely

Colossians 3:12-14
Psalm 103:12
Ephesians 4:32

The Four Promises of Forgivness

      A. I Promise Not To Bring It Up And Use It Against You

      B. I Promise To Not Dwell On It

Romans 12:2
Philippians 4:8
Isaiah 26:3
2 Corinthians 10:5
Colossians 3:2

       C. I Promise To Not Tell Others About It

       D. I Promise Not To Let This Hurt Our Relationship

Philippians 2:3


1. Glorify God

2. Get the Log Out

3. Go and Show

4. Go and Be