Is my conclusion correct if I say: 1.) That we absolutely must always forgive quickly and be willing to forgive, anything done against us and love that person. 2.) That our desire must always be for restoration. (And this is where the BUT comes in...) But if there is no repentance how can true restoration take place? Because although Christ have forgiven us, that forgiveness only truly comes into effect (acceptance as child) when we repent - doesn't it? 3.) Taking the second part of point 2 into account; How can I then truly say that I have forgiven & love that person if, because there were no repentance, I don't want to pretend that everything have been sorted out & restored - if it weren't talked through because they refuse?? It was said to me, to be the 'better' person & to confess & repent of accusations against me in order to restore the relationship. How is this even possible to make a false confession & repent of something you know you didn't do?
Great Sermon! I am really enjoying these sermons. However, how are married people supposed to avoid having children if they might not have as much money as another person might think they need in order to be responsible? Do some research on chemical contraception. They ALL cause spontaneous abortions. How is that "responsible" ? Isnt the better attitude to recognize God opens and closes the womb, and no child is born that God didnt ordain to be born?
Great Sermon! Once again I want to thank you for this great series. I appreciate your intelligent presentation of the facts, your clarity in teaching and your patience when reviewing the course with your members; but above all I love your faithfulness to the Word of God, and the way you compare Scripture with Scripture, which is very apparent in this talk. May the Lord continue to bless you in your ministry. Thank you.
Great Sermon! I am thoroughly enjoying this series. I am playing them on my MP3 player as I walk each morning. It is so good to get have such a well-structured approach. It stretches my thinking - which is a good thing. Too many Christians today only want entertainment and comfortable, short, devotional talks. I would love to have the notes that you refer to in the talk. Would it be possible to put them on the website?
Truthful, Timely, Tasteful Finally, our communication is to be truthful, timely, and "tasteful." Truthfulness means more than just not lying; it includes not denying the truth, not failing to confront serious problems, and more. This section is very penetrating. Timeliness covers the importance of meting out our words at the moments when they are the most likely to do good. "Tastefulness" means words that are pleasant, persuasive, and wise. There is a great deal of food for thought in this final message in the series. The whole series is worth listening to more than once.
More helpful material! Too little speech and too much speech both must be dealt with. Pastor Domm gives examples of each, with causes and cures--ranging from temperament and upbringing to pride, anger, fear, loneliness and more. The wide-ranging examples are especially thought-provoking. We can be speaking too little in one way and too much in another, at the same time, and great issues are at stake in relationships that matter.
The Flip Side. Who listens and how? Communication: it's not a monologue, but a dialogue; so good listening, not just good speaking, is called for. We are to listen with our whole being, till we can state the other person's position so accurately that the other will be able to say "yes, that is what I was trying to say"; to listen with gracious discernment, not erring by being censorious when charity is called for, or naive about serious problems and deception; and to listen to the right things: not to gossip and falsehood and empty things, but to sound counsel and reproof. Not listening can have profound effects. A searching application shows the roots of our failure to listen to others in another kind of not-listening, of a surprising and serious kind.
Very Helpful Makes the Scriptural connection between who we are and how we speak--a connection which is not always emphasized. Without godly character, effective communication will not take place. Several key passages of Scripture are opened up and combined, yielding six major character areas essential to effective communication, including humility, gentleness, and forebearance. Wise and searching and helpful material, kindly and faithfully presented.
Great Sermon! Clear, eye-opening foundation principles for communication. God as the perfect and original communicator, man made in his image, a scale model of God, made to communicate like God. The goal of communication defined: words and actions designed to promote good relationship. This is how God communicates. Then comes the fall into sin, w/ disastrous consequences for communication. The serpent the first corrupt communicator and destroyer of relationship. Redemption from sin to be evidenced in our becoming more and more able to communicate in God's way, to the promotion of good relationship. Exhortations to be aware of how we communicate and to receive the feedback of others about that humbly. Excellent message.
Great Sermon! Greetings Pastor Domm! I came across this series, thanks for putting them all up on SA for us to listen to!
May the Lord open the ears of those who don't know Him as savior, and may the Lord bless those who have ears to hear His word.
Insightful overview A careful, thorough, penetrating, and scholarly account of the background to this letter of the Apostle Paul, with a helpful structural overview. Rob Ventura's applications are warmly and earnestly delivered, pressing home the claims of the supreme and sufficient Christ in a way relevant to the saints of God today, as we fight many of the same battles as our Colossian brethren of long ago.
Great Sermon! Mr. Ventura took on some tough facts. It's challenging to hear about the fact that David was praying for his countrymen to "be angry".. but, in their anger, not to sin...
Way to exhort your hearers and challenge them!
A wonderfully helpful message! This message was very helpful. Thanks especially for the practical examples from the Word of God Pastor Domm.
May the Lord use this message for His glory in training up the body of Christ in prayer.