PD2014 Framing Failure With Forgiveness

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PD2014 Framing Failure With Forgiveness

  1. 1. WELCOME! The Practice Discipleship Initiative April 10, 2014
  2. 2. Introducing… Dawn Trautman LutheranLifeCoach.com
  3. 3. Practice Discipleship Initiative Leadership Development for the sake of Faith Formation
  4. 4. “FRAME” 1. “Framing Life Biblically” 2. “Framing Youth” 3. “Framing Failure with Forgiveness” 4. “Framing Christian Community” 5. “Framing the Vision: Seeing Things New” 6. “Framing the Path: Practicing Things New”
  5. 5. Introducing… Rev. Dr. Colleen Windham- Hughes California Lutheran College callutheran.edu Framing Failure with Forgiveness
  6. 6. “Failure is not an option” ignore spin blame punish make nice cut use drink
  7. 7. Not only are we afraid to fail, we think it possible not to fail
  8. 8. PERSONAL FAILURE 15 I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. 17 But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. --Romans 7
  9. 9. PERSONAL FAILURE 15 I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. 17 But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. Romans 7
  10. 10. PERSONAL FORGIVENESS There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8.1
  11. 11. Jesus “I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Matthew 9.13
  12. 12. “Without being forgiven, released from the consequences of what we have done, our capacity to act would, as it were, be confined to one single deed from which we could never recover; we would remain the victims of its consequences forever.” --Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
  13. 13. Jesus reality of failure release from consequences restore relationship rejoin community
  14. 14. FORGIVENESS the only action that acts anew God’s work and human work
  15. 15. The Lord’s Prayer Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors.
  16. 16. FORGIVENESS not about feeling better about living together
  17. 17. from picture frame to path FRAME
  18. 18. FORGIVENESS gives a path forward
  19. 19. INTERPERSONAL FAILURE & FORGIVENESS 23 So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift. --Matthew 5
  20. 20. Can you praise God if you’re fighting with a friend? What does it feel like? Do you think friendships have anything to do with God?
  21. 21. SOCIAL FAILURE & FORGIVENESS When disaster happens people focus on their own survival and often neglect others.
  22. 22. 9“The thing that you are doing is not good. Should you not walk in the fear of our God, to prevent the taunts of the nations our enemies? … 11 Restore to them, this very day, their fields, their vineyards, their olive orchards, and their houses, and the interest on money, grain, wine, and oil that you have been exacting from them.” --Nehemiah 5
  23. 23. FORGIVENESS the only action that acts anew God’s work and human work
  24. 24. FORGIVENESS a practice of giving, in which you give yourself to a new beginning
  25. 25. How can you give yourself? 1) Write a note to someone: •acknowledge failure in your relationship •express your commitment to begin again 2) Commit a tough relationship to prayer •picture the person’s face during The Lord’s Prayer
  26. 26. Thoughts…Questions… Reflections… Colleen Windham- Hughes Dawn Trautman Please type your questions or comments into the question box on your screen. We’ll try to get to as many of them as we can.
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  30. 30. NEXT PRACTICE DISCIPLESHIP WEBINAR! Guest: Josh Graber Date: September 11, 2014 Time: 1pm Central Time Topic: “Framing Christian Community”
  31. 31. Thanks for joining us!

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