Five Words for Your Relationship Toolkit: Sorry
November 15, 2020
Each word we stop learn to say, is first experienced at the feet of Jesus
NO, To lesser things to focus on the greater
THANKS, Seeing wonder around us
HELP, Accepting the gift of help
Yet the problem is there and isn’t going to go away until I stop and fix it
Luke 18:9-12 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’
Luke 18:13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’
“In today’s culture, the closest social equivalent would be drug pushers and pimps, those who prey on society, who make money off others’ bodies and make a living of stealing from others.” Kent Hughes
Luke 18:14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God.
Luke 18:14 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.
God gives grace to the humble (Prov. 3:34, James 4:6, 1 Peter 5:5)
Grace is God’s undeserved desire and strength to do his will
Spiritual power flows when we get honest with God about our weaknesses.
2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me
Two halves to Sorry – Admit and Turn
Sorry – Admit
The longer you carry the secret the longer you carry a burden that you were never meant to carry
James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
I heal as I get real
Sorry – Turn
What does it mean to live a life of SORRY before God and others?
Start by asking God to reveal our weakness
Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride
Lust/ Lack of self-control/ Selfish/ Lazy/ Angry/ Envious/ Proud
“I confess as my sin and I ask you to forgive me”
Say SORRY well
I was wrong. I was ____________
I heal as I get real, so say sorry well