6718 reconciliation, between believers

6718 reconciliation, between believers

True reconciliation between people is only possible after they have been reconciled to God through Jesus Christ. Believers are urged to settle differences among themselves in brotherly love.

The cause of the breakdown in relationships is sin

Ge 27:41 The division between Joseph and his brothers: Ge 37:4-5,18-20
1Sa 15:12-14 Samuel and Saul; 2Sa 14:28 Absalom and David; Ac 15:37-40 Paul and Barnabas; Gal 2:11 Paul opposes Peter

Believers should be reconciled to one another

Mt 5:23-24 See also Mt 5:9,25 pp Lk 12:58; Mt 5:44; Mt 18:15-17,21-35; Jn 17:20-23; Ro 12:18-21; 2Th 3:14-15

The death of Jesus Christ should bring believers together in peace

Eph 2:14-22

The church should display reconciliation

Col 3:12-15 See also Ro 12:18-21; Eph 4:32; 2Th 3:14-15

Examples of reconciliation between people

Ge 33:4 See also Ge 45:1-5 Joseph and his brothers; Jos 22:10-34 Israel, Reuben and Gad; Lk 23:12 Herod and Pilate; Jn 21:15-17 Jesus Christ and Peter; Ac 9:26-28 Paul and the apostles; 1Co 7:11 a wife and her husband

See also

5690friends
5799bitterness
5898kissing
6652forgiveness
7921fellowship
8292love
8727enemies
8839unfaithfulness

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