How To Reconcile An Offended Brother by Rick Ferguson

Dr. Rick E. Ferguson

Genesis 32:9-24, 33:1-16

One of the greatest sources of unhappiness and
discontent in human hearts is interpersonal conflict.
Strained relationships and estranged kinships are
vicious, violent, voluminous joy robbers!

I believe it is impossible for you to be happy
and, at the same time, harbor hatred in your heart for
some person. It is impossible for you to be happy
knowing that someone else harbors hatred in his heart
for you.

(1) It is impossible for you to experience the joy
of Jesus and, at the same time, be angry toward
another person.

(2) It is impossible to be filled with the Spirit of
God and, at the same time, know people who you
are bitter toward, jealous of or estranged from.

(3) It is impossible to be right with God and, at
the same time, feel angry at and offended by
another person.

(4) It is impossible to know the peace and power of
God in your life and, at the same time, know you
have- offended- or hurt another party and not
attempted reconciliation.

Today I want to share some practical spiritual
principles on how to mend fences and repair damaged
bridges between you and others.

Copyright e 1995 by Dr. Rick E. Ferguson,
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Pg. 2

Today we will once again draw from the
experience of Jacob to learn how to reconcile an
offended brother.

TEXT--Genesis 32:9-24, 33:1-16

An outdoor magazine recently had a picture of
two huge, beautiful trophy mule deer that had died
horrible deaths. The deer were powerful, majestic
animals--the kind every hunter dreams about. In spite
of their enormous size, tremendous strength and
mystifying speed they died miserably. The two deer
had gotten into a fight, locked horns, and could not
get free. ...

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