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,”
The Artistry of John Painter – A dialog on Reconciliation
For a software guy with no talent in art to have a friendship with a remarkably gifted artist was a joy. This is a celebration of the art of John Painter, a friend, and an encouragement to reconcile.
Perseverance in Reconciliation
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Love, Cowardice, Boldness; A Waterboarding Offer
Please note that this is dead serious as described and an open offer.
What model does the religious leadership follow, past and present?
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.
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.