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In the recent past we’ve had a discussion about when its helps to be “Unforgiving”. We talked about how forgiveness is a response to a repentant heart and that not even God forgives us until we repent. There is, however, a problem with not forgiving if we hold on to the anger that results from the offense – we soon find ourselves buried in RESENTMENT.
It’s REALLY difficult to forgive! Especially if the one who wronged you is someone you trust deeply. Sometimes the hardest ones to forgive are the ones closest to us. They are, by design, the ones we trust the most.
What if I told you that sometimes it’s helpful for relationships if we are unforgiving? What if you learned that most everything you understood about forgiveness was wrong? And what if the “wrong stuff” was what you learned at church?! And what if that wrong stuff had devalued your relationships . . .
On Sunday, we’ll look at Matthew 18:21-35 (a passage right out of the mouth of Jesus himself), Acts 2:38 and 1 Corinthians 5:9-13, to see if we can discover how forgiveness is supposed to work and how unforgiveness can help our relationships.
Don’t believe me? Well, I dare you to join us this Sunday for a message that will give you a perspective on scripture that you may never have heard. Tragically, you should have probably heard it a long time ago! The good news is that it is never too late to start anew with folks you love.