Cultural Capital: Christianity for the Common Good – Part 3

Cultural Capital: Christianity for the Common Good.

Six ways the Gospel engages us in the normal aspects of our lives to build culture.

The Gospel creates forgiveness within normal life to contribute cultural capital.

What if everyone could love their neighbor even when they are sinned against, and give forgiveness? It would radically change our culture.

Romans 3:23: “All have sinned”

Romans 6:5: “For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.” (ESV)

Jesus commands forgiveness: Matthew 6:9-15 and 18:21-35

  • Forgiveness is at the core of understanding who God is.

  • Forgiveness is grounded in Jesus, not in ourselves.

  • Forgiveness begets forgiveness.

  • Forgiveness isn’t merely spiritual.

  • Forgiveness is a necessity for our relationships to flourish in the way God intends.


Colossians 3:15: “bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.”

See Also: P. Tripp, “Instruments in the Redeemers Hands”; R. McLaughlin, “Confronting Christianity” (quote from page 29)

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