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04 difficulty of forgiveness

  1. 1. The Difficult Ministry of Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:05-2:11 David Clayton. teacher Get a Study Guide, Question Sheet from the person in the back Or use your tablet or phone to Fill out the study guide online: Summervillechurchofchrist.com go to CLASSES Click on the heading AUDITORIUM CLASS ON 2nd CORINTHIANS CLASS NOTES
  2. 2. The Difficult Ministry of Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:05- 2:11 David Clayton. teacher Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes 2 Corinthians 2:5-11 If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent—not to put it too severely. 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, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him.
  3. 3. The Difficult Ministry of Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:05- 2:11 David Clayton. teacher Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes 2 Corinthians 2:5-11 Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.
  4. 4. Study guide online: summervillechurchofchrist.com “Classes” Heading: Auditorium Class on 2nd Corinthians Class Notes Forgiveness is difficult because: 1. PAIN is involved The Difficult Ministry of Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:05-11 David Clayton. teacher If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent—not to put it too severely (2 Corinthians 2:5)
  5. 5. Forgiveness is difficult because: 1. PAIN is involved The Difficult Ministry of Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:05-11 David Clayton. teacher And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning and have put out of your fellowship the man who has been doing this? For my part, even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit. As one who is present with you in this way, I have already passed judgment in the name of our Lord Jesus on the one who has been doing this. So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present, hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord (1 Corinthians 5:2-5)
  6. 6. Forgiveness is difficult because: 1. PAIN is involved The Difficult Ministry of Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:05-11 David Clayton. teacher So even if I boast somewhat freely about the authority the Lord gave us for building you up rather than tearing you down, I will not be ashamed of it. I do not want to seem to be trying to frighten you with my letters. For some say, “His letters are weighty and forceful, but in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing.” Such people should realize that what we are in our letters when we are absent, we will be in our actions when we are present. 2 Corinthians 10:8-10
  7. 7. Forgiveness is difficult because: 1. PAIN is involved The Difficult Ministry of Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:05-11 David Clayton. teacher I do not think I am in the least inferior to those “super- apostles.” I may indeed be untrained as a speaker, but I do have knowledge. We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way. 2 Corinthians 11:5-6
  8. 8. Forgiveness is difficult because: 1. PAIN is involved The Difficult Ministry of Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:05-11 David Clayton. teacher I have made a fool of myself, but you drove me to it. I ought to have been commended by you, for I am not in the least inferior to the “super-apostles,” even though I am nothing. I persevered in demonstrating among you the marks of a true apostle, including signs, wonders and miracles. 2 Corinthians 12:11-12
  9. 9. Forgiveness is difficult because: 1. PAIN is involved 2. Go OVERBOARD The Difficult Ministry of Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:05-11 David Clayton. teacher 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, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. (2 Corinthians 2:6-8)
  10. 10. Forgiveness is difficult because: 1. PAIN is involved 2. Go OVERBOARD 3. Requires MOVING ON The Difficult Ministry of Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:05-11 David Clayton. teacher 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, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. (2 Corinthians 2:6-8)
  11. 11. Forgiveness is difficult because: 1. PAIN is involved 2. Go OVERBOARD 3. Requires MOVING ON 4. It is reaffirming our LOVE The Difficult Ministry of Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:05-11 David Clayton. teacher 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, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. (2 Corinthians 2:6-8)
  12. 12. We are to Forgive because: 1. It is an act of OBEDIENCE 2. It is a TEST of our faith 3. It is for the SAKE of Christ 4. It is for OURSELVES 5. It is forDEFEAT Satan’s schemes. The Difficult Ministry of Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:05-11 David Clayton. teacher Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.(2 Corinthians 2:9-11)
  13. 13. We are to Forgive because: 1. It is an act of OBEDIENCE The Difficult Ministry of Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:05-11 David Clayton. teacher Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.(2 Corinthians 2:9-11)
  14. 14. We are to Forgive because: 1. It is an act of OBEDIENCE 2. It is a TEST of our faith The Difficult Ministry of Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:05-11 David Clayton. teacher Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes. (2 Corinthians 2:9-11)
  15. 15. We are to Forgive because: 1. It is an act of OBEDIENCE 2. It is a TEST of our faith 3. It is for the SAKE of Christ The Difficult Ministry of Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:05-11 David Clayton. teacher Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven— if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.(2 Corinthians 2:9-11)
  16. 16. We are to Forgive because: 1. It is an act of OBEDIENCE 2. It is a TEST of our faith 3. It is for the SAKE of Christ 4. It is for OURSELVES The Difficult Ministry of Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:05-11 David Clayton. teacher Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.(2 Corinthians 2:9-11)
  17. 17. We are to Forgive because: 1. It is an act of OBEDIENCE 2. It is a TEST of our faith 3. It is for the SAKE of Christ 4. It is for OURSELVES 5. It is forDEFEAT Satan’s schemes. The Difficult Ministry of Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:05-11 David Clayton. teacher Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.(2 Corinthians 2:9-11)
  18. 18. Forgiveness is difficult because: 1. It is to DEFEAT Satan’s Schemes The Difficult Ministry of Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:05-11 David Clayton. teacher hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 5:5
  19. 19. Forgiveness is difficult because: 1. It is to DEFEAT Satan’s Schemes The Difficult Ministry of Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:05-11 David Clayton. teacher 2 Corinthians 7:8-13
  20. 20. TAKING THE LESSON HOME 1. Re-read 2 Corinthians 1:12- 2:04 2. How do others talk about me? 3. How plain spoken (with love) am I 4. Am I open to change of plans but also careful not to be fickled? 5. Where do I need to believe more in the “Yes” of God? 6. Where am I suffering from being triangled or where do I need to get some courage and risk being triangled? The Power of the Right Example 2 Corinthians 1:2-2:04 David Clayton. teacher

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