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Acts 24:16 So I strive always to keep
my conscience clear before God and
man.
When we mess up we fess up.
What is a Clear Conscience?
The inner freedom from knowing that
no one can point a finger at you and
accuse you of wrongs toward him that
you have nev...
Principles of a Clear Conscience
1. We’re not right with God when we’re
not right with people.
1 John 4:20 If anyone says, "I love
God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar.
For anyone who does not love his
brother, w...
21
And he has given us this command:
Whoever loves God must also love his
brother.
Principles of a Clear Conscience
1 Peter 3:7 Husbands, in the same way
be considerate as you live with your
wives, and treat them with respect as
the weake...
Principles of a Clear Conscience
2. The past is not past until you’re
reconciled.
Reconciliation involves a statement of
f...
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is
faithful and just and will forgive us our
sins and purify us from all
unrighteous...
Principles of a Clear Conscience
3. Reconciliation takes priority over
worship.
Matthew 5:23 Therefore, if you are
offering your gift at the altar and there
remember that your brother has
something agai...
24
leave your gift there in front of the
altar. First go and be reconciled to
your brother; then come and offer your
gift....
Principles of a Clear Conscience
4. The initiative lies with you.
Matthew 5:23 Therefore, if you are
offering your gift at the altar and there
remember that your brother has
something agai...
24
leave your gift there in front of the
altar. First go and be reconciled to
your brother; then come and offer your
gift....
Matthew 18:15 If your brother sins
against you, go and show him his fault,
just between the two of you. If he
listens to y...
1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other
deeply, because love covers over a
multitude of sins.
Principles of a Clear Conscie...
Principles of a Clear Conscience
5. Do what you can to reconcile.
Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as
it depends on you, live at peace with
everyone.
Principles of a Clear Conscience
Proverbs 18:2 A fool finds no pleasure
in understanding but delights in airing
his own opinions.
Principles of a Clear Con...
“I was wrong but you were too.”
“I’m sorry,” or, “I apologize.”
Quick “apology”
“If I’ve been wrong, please forgive
me.”
H...
1. Does someone hold something
against me that I need to clear up?
How to Gain a Clear Conscience
Spouse
Children
friend
B...
How to Gain a Clear Conscience
If not sure, ask. “I may be being overly
sensitive; is there something I’ve done
to offend ...
2. What was the basic offense done
against them?
How to Gain a Clear Conscience
Ungrateful
Stubborn
Lying
Selfish
Rebellio...
3. Ask them to forgive you.
“ I realize that I have been wrong in
___________ (basic offense) Will you
forgive me?”
How to...
Put the Success of Others Above Your Own.
Authentic Life.
Correction: Give and Receive
Invest Your Time and Talent.
Follow...
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2010.10.24 clear up relationships

  1. 1. Acts 24:16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.
  2. 2. When we mess up we fess up. What is a Clear Conscience?
  3. 3. The inner freedom from knowing that no one can point a finger at you and accuse you of wrongs toward him that you have never made right.
  4. 4. Principles of a Clear Conscience 1. We’re not right with God when we’re not right with people.
  5. 5. 1 John 4:20 If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. Principles of a Clear Conscience
  6. 6. 21 And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother. Principles of a Clear Conscience
  7. 7. 1 Peter 3:7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. Principles of a Clear Conscience
  8. 8. Principles of a Clear Conscience 2. The past is not past until you’re reconciled. Reconciliation involves a statement of forgiveness born of authentic responsibility.
  9. 9. 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. Principles of a Clear Conscience
  10. 10. Principles of a Clear Conscience 3. Reconciliation takes priority over worship.
  11. 11. Matthew 5:23 Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, Principles of a Clear Conscience
  12. 12. 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. Principles of a Clear Conscience
  13. 13. Principles of a Clear Conscience 4. The initiative lies with you.
  14. 14. Matthew 5:23 Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, Principles of a Clear Conscience
  15. 15. 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. Principles of a Clear Conscience
  16. 16. Matthew 18:15 If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. Principles of a Clear Conscience
  17. 17. 1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Principles of a Clear Conscience
  18. 18. Principles of a Clear Conscience 5. Do what you can to reconcile.
  19. 19. Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Principles of a Clear Conscience
  20. 20. Proverbs 18:2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions. Principles of a Clear Conscience
  21. 21. “I was wrong but you were too.” “I’m sorry,” or, “I apologize.” Quick “apology” “If I’ve been wrong, please forgive me.” How Not to Gain a Clear Conscience
  22. 22. 1. Does someone hold something against me that I need to clear up? How to Gain a Clear Conscience Spouse Children friend Boss Parent Bro/Sis Christian friend Neighbor Roommate
  23. 23. How to Gain a Clear Conscience If not sure, ask. “I may be being overly sensitive; is there something I’ve done to offend you?”
  24. 24. 2. What was the basic offense done against them? How to Gain a Clear Conscience Ungrateful Stubborn Lying Selfish Rebellious Kind Disrespectful Harsh Unkind
  25. 25. 3. Ask them to forgive you. “ I realize that I have been wrong in ___________ (basic offense) Will you forgive me?” How to Gain a Clear Conscience
  26. 26. Put the Success of Others Above Your Own. Authentic Life. Correction: Give and Receive Invest Your Time and Talent. Follow Leadership. Invest Your Treasure. Clear Up Relationships.

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