A vital precursor to this is my relationship with John Painter and event’s in his life described just before the events of this video: “Heart Attack”
While it turned out to be a 32 minutes, I wanted to do a short video in an effort to reconcile with some church leadership, extended family, and my own wife. In it I hope you will find an example of a man who has received the Lord’s mercy and is striving for mutual mercy with others.
While in a real way it is an embarrassment to me, I set this before you with the hope you will find in it a reasonable exposition of Scripture, and a model for reconciliation in your own relationships.
May the Lord grant us that joy!
“diallassō” - Reconcile
Mat 5:24“leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.”
“katallassō” - Mutually reconcile
Rom 5:10“For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life”
1Co 7:11“(but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife.”
2Co 5:18“All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;”
2Co 5:19“that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation (katallagē)”
2Co 5:20“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”
“apokatallassō” - Total reconcile
Eph 2:16“and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility”
Col 1:20“and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross”
Col 1:22“he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,”
Please note that this is dead serious as described and an open offer.
PLEASE Ask my wife
Sat, Dec 2, 2017
A serious request, in less than 2 minutes, to anyone who can contact my wife!
Do you bow the knee to the Lord or the Institution
Sat, Nov 25, 2017
An offer of dialog to the congregation, not the leadership.
What model does the religious leadership follow, past and present?
Sun, Nov 19, 2017
On October 31st of 2017, the very day marking the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s proclamation of the 95 Thesis, around 8 am I got a loud knock at my door from a detective from the Cleveland Police Department.
Update on Marriage, Divorce, Remarriage, Adultery, Mercy
Sun, Oct 29, 2017
If adultery is a new marriage, then the new marriage is not continued adultery.
Marriage, Divorce, Remarriage, Adultery, Mercy
Sat, Oct 14, 2017
This might make you very uncomfortable, or you might find the Lord’s marvelous mercy.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017
This is a continuation of a challenge set before Covenant Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee last week which is a part of an effort to both restore a family and contend for the faith.
Challenge to Covenant Presbyterian Church
Sat, Sep 30, 2017
Does “test everything” (1Th 5:21) not include the institution?
Farmers Market, Store, Marriage
Sat, Sep 30, 2017
Jim Cross - Interpret Scripture with Scripture
Sat, Sep 23, 2017
There is a lot of content on this website in reference to Jim Cross, Sr., my father-in-law. It is now time to be specific, point by point. This first 10 minutes is simply the low hanging fruit.
Torture, Pastors, Elders, and Reconciliation
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Luke 23:34 “…Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing. …”
Jim Cross and the least of these
Wed, Sep 6, 2017
Matthew 25:40 And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'
Reconcile Salvo 1 ● I want my kids to know
Sat, Sep 2, 2017
Discernment, Contending, Reconciling
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
5 years after the worst day in my life
Wed, Jul 12, 2017
Benton Falls and a Serious look at Reconciliation
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
While the frame of reference is a hike to up Benton Falls, in Polk County, Tennessee, the subject matter is reconciliation, and specifically with my father-in-law, a PCA Elder, Jim Cross.
Gal 2:14 “before them all”
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
Jim Cross - Man to Man
Sat, May 20, 2017
Sun, May 7, 2017
The 276 girls in Chibok, Nigeria have long had a tug on my heart. The events of the last many hours has had a real impact on me.
Jim Cross Invitation
Sat, Apr 29, 2017
Broken heart offer
Sat, Apr 15, 2017
Attempting to reach my kids
Mon, Apr 10, 2017
Reconcile with Jim Cross
Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Sat, Feb 25, 2017
This is my effort to reconcile. I hope you will find an example of a man who has received the Lord’s mercy and is striving for mutual mercy with others.