Because my forgiveness does not start with your apology.
Because my forgiveness does not start with your apology.
Most people are familiar with the old adage "forgive and forget," but how many of us follow it? Is it actually possible to do, and should we really forget the wrongs people have done to us? What about God - does He forgive us for all sins, or is there a sin so blasphemous that even He won't let go? The crew delves into the holy scriptures on this interesting topic to deliver some insightful nuggets - press play!Connect with Hold Ya Point on your favorite platforms: https://linktr.ee/HoldYaPointPodcast
Judges 15:1-16:31 John 2:1-25 Psalm 103 Proverbs 14:17-19 Selection from Selwyn Hughes' Every Day Light: "Why We Cling to Unforgiveness" Song: Atch - Found You Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 Unported Video Link: https://youtu.be/G774NKvUm88#NoCopyrightMusic #VlogMusic #VlogNoCopyrightMusic
1 Peter 3:7 One of the chief reasons why prayer has been abandoned en masse amongst the assembly of God is because of unbelief. God's people, whether they want to admit it or not, do not believe in a God who answers prayer; and because of this the prayer closets are empty and the corporate prayer meetings have long been forsaken!! As one looks at the weekly calendar of Church activities, one will find every sort of meeting going, from Zumba through to tiny tots, but to see any serious coming together for the purpose of prayer, one will generally look in vain to find even the slightest whiff. This sermon is not aimed at the prayerless but at the praying. In it, I ask the question; “Why do the prayers of God's people largely go unanswered?” In answer to it, I present five Biblical reasons, hindrances to answered prayer.
Forgive One AnotherOne Another • April 30, 2023Teacher: Adam Barnett--Matthew 28:5-7 NIVThe angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you.” E. Worthington“Studies are finding connections between forgiveness and physical, mental, and spiritual health and evidence that plays a key role in the health of families, communities, and nations.”“Unforgiveness, by contrast, seems to be a negative emotional state where an offended person maintains feelings of resentment, hostility, anger, and hatred toward the person who offended him.” Ephesians. 4:32 NIVBe kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.Dr. Dinenberg“The human body is an elegant, closed-looped system in which the symptoms we feel are an expression of what's going on inside our bodies. The ‘tied up' feeling we know all too well is actually a response to threat. The intelligent design of our organs pushes blood away from digestion because, in essence, digestion is needed less for survival than being able to run away or fight.”Don't fight or flight. Forgive! Colossians 3:12-13 NIVTherefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselveswith compassion, kindness, humility,gentleness and patience. Bear with each otherand forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Matthew 18:21-35 NIVThen Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me?Up to seven times?” Jesus answered,“I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is likea king who wanted to settle accountswith his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay,the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be soldto repay the debt. “At this the servant fell on his knees before him.‘Be patient with me,' he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.' The servant's master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!' he demanded. “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.' “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened. “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,' he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?' In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.” There are no unforgiven or unforgiving people in the kingdom of God.Remembering my own forgiveness will motivate me to forgive others.
We are in the midst of looking at five main areas where the devil claims ground in our lives and how to reclaim that surrendered ground. Today's episode looks at unforgiveness. The remedy for unforgiveness is forgiveness. In this episode we talk about what forgiveness is and what it is not.
How much hope would you have if you were facing a life-threatening illness? This is what former pro soccer athlete and Dartmouth standout, Jesse Bradley, faced at one point of his life. One minute he was living his childhood dream of playing professional soccer, the next minute he was fighting for his life. On today's episode of the Coming Up Clutch with J.R.™ show, Jesse shares his powerful story and how he leveraged hope as part of his healing process. This is one powerful and inspirational episode! In this latest episode, Jesse and I talk about… The life lessons that came from Jesse's clutch moments What helped Jesse overcome a near fatal disease and his 10-year battle recovering from it Why Jesse believes now is the best time to live …and so much more. If you want to inject more hope into your life and career, then lock in to today's episode. [00:01 - 09:17] Introducing Jesse to the show Jesse's most embarrassing moment Jesse's background, story, and professional journey [09:18 - 28:55] The life lessons that came from Jesse's clutch moments Clutch moments aren't just for the moment, they're for the next for clutch moment Great leaders set the culture. Your culture precedes the championship. The key decisions Jesse made before his clutch moments: he just went for it, but he also prayed a lot and trusted God for the results Love drives out fear It's not about fear completely going away. It's about finding a boldness that's greater than that fear. When you focus on who you're reaching, then you experience more freedom If your mind is right, that will lead to your relationships being right. If your relationships are right, then your culture will be right. The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your relationships Your identity can't be tied to something you can lose [28:56 - 37:20] What helped Jesse overcome a near fatal disease and his 10-year battle recovering from it Jesse stopped and prayed because he had a gut feeling that he shouldn't take any more medications. He decided not to take any more medications. After that decision, he found out his anti-malaria medication became too toxic. If Jesse didn't make that courageous decision, he might be dead today. Key takeaway: when you feel like you're mistreated or going through a battle, don't be passive. You're still empowered and still have choices. When Jesse was going through recovery, he realized the tools he used in the past were not useful for the fight for his future. That's when Jesse began creating Hope Habits. Jesse creates a daily Celebration list, which he calls “gritty gratitude.” Resentment and bitterness is like poison. Unforgiveness is like being locked in [37:21 - 42:10] Why Jesse believes now is the best time to live Hope doesn't mean you deny the realities or the hardships…it doesn't mean the hardships go away or that it's going to get better or easier. Hope is a confident and joyful trust in someone or something. It's relational - you only have as much hope as the one in whom you trust. Your hope is only as strong as the thing or person you put your hope in. You have to find a source of hope that's greater than your circumstances Hope isn't a maybe, it's a certainty. Find those certainties (for Jesse, one of them is Jesus) Hope is not just about receiving it. You must give it. We're made to give hope. [42:11 - 47:11] How to instill more hope in your relationships Be quick to listen and slow to speak. We have to listen with our mind AND heart (listen with the goal of understanding). Three practical questions you can ask: How you doing? How do you feel about that? What about that? What's that like for you? [47:12 - 54:01] Wrapping Up Jesse's BIG domino How to connect with Jesse KEY QUOTES “Hope is available for everyone.” - Jesse Bradley “Great leaders set the culture.” Jesse Bradley “Your culture precedes the championship.” - Jesse Bradley “Love drives out fear.” - Jesse Bradley “Your identity can't be tied to something you can lose.” - Jesse Bradley “The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your relationships.” - Jesse Bradley “Unforgiveness is like being locked in your own jail.” - Jesse Bradley “Find a source of hope that's greater than your circumstances.” - Jesse Bradley “Hope isn't a maybe, it's a certainty.” - Jesse Bradley CONNECT WITH JESSE Instagram: @jessebradley Linkedin: /in/jessbradley Website: https://jessebradley.org/ Challenge: 7 Days of Hope: 7 Hope Habits Course: Strengthen Your Marriage in a Month CONNECT WITH J.R. Facebook: @jamesJRreid Instagram: @jamesjrreid LinkedIn: in/jamesjrreid/ Twitter: @jamesJRreid Website: jamesreid.com For Men Only - Check out The Clutch Club™️: jamesreid.com/club RATE & REVIEW this episode on Apple: https://jamesreid.com/review SHARE this episode with someone who wants to be challenged, pushed, and positioned to come up clutch more often. SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss out on any new episodes and Special Guests! LISTEN to previous episodes on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google or whatever podcast platform you prefer!
Unforgiveness According to the Bellevue Christian Counseling Center unforgiveness is a state of emotional and mental distress that results from a delayed response in forgiving an offender. It is characterized by indignation, bitterness, and a demand for punishment or restitution. This sounds like a miserable way to live. What if there is a better way […] The post I Want to Quit – Unforgiveness appeared first on Navigation Church.
Transformed to not be Conformed
After seeing the documentary "Come Out in Jesus Name" we talk about a few topics from the documentary. We discuss demonic oppression and deliverance. We both talk about our past encounters with the enemy. We end the discussion about how unforgiveness keeps us chained from being delivered and transformed.
Join us for week 1 of our new series on "Forgive:Why Should I and How Can I?"
Unforgiveness ക്ഷമിക്കുവാൻ പറ്റാത്ത അവസ്ഥ | Br Damien Antony | Morning Glory - 950
For the next few episodes we are looking at five main areas where the devil claims ground in our lives. These five areas can be remembered with the acrostic SOUL-L: Sin, the Occult, Unforgiveness, Lies we believe, and Lineage. Today's episode gives the overview of these five areas and then starts unpacking Sin.
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Forgiving those who have wronged us can be difficult. However, God expects for us all to forgive regardless. This series digs deep into what Unforgiveness can do in our lives. Listen to this powerful message. You will not be disappointed. Enjoy! Thanks Ms. G
Welcome to week 8 of our Love Is mini series! This week we are talking about UNFORGIVENESS. Get your copy of Love Is: https://amzn.to/3iPXC1p Shop my favorite Bible studies + devotionals: thedailygraceco.com/HANNAHH Get 20% off your BIOHM Health order with code HANNAH: https://www.biohmhealth.com/ Connect: www.thehannahhughes.com Instagram: @thehannahhughes @thebywordsshow Shop my Amazon faves: https://www.amazon.com/shop/thehannahhughes --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bywords/support
Today Nathan and Andrea dig into one of the most insidious killers of marriage and relationship to ever plague mankind - unforgiveness. But today they talk not about an individual's own unforgiveness, but rather the way that unforgiveness can be picked up by those around us and carried for generations - even after the original people have long since forgiven each other! It's Biblical! Let's get into that! Marriage By Design is a channel dedicated to digging into God's design for marriage and family - as well as talking practically live that out in our marriages and families. Our goal is to leave you encouraged that you CAN do marriage and family by God's design and to give you HOPE that God IS FOR YOUR MARRIAGE AND YOUR FAMILY!!! Want to respond? Holler at us at any of the social spots below! Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / YouTube Want to support us financially? Click below!
Link from Today’s Show: Verses on Unforgiveness: https://biblereasons.com/unforgiveness/ Ted Nugent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WT3w1FU4as Dave Daubenmire, a veteran 35 year high school football coach, was spurred to action when attacked and eventually sued […]
Storming the Gates: Finding Power for all your Battles
Are you struggling to forgive? In this episode, I interview a wife, homeschooling mom, and ministry leader, Belle Bimel. She shares how the Lord brought her through numerous seasons that required her to forgive... even when she didn't feel ready, or did not want to forgive!The previous episode "Forgive Us as We Forgive": https://stormingthegates.buzzsprout.com/shareContact and resources:https://joniscott.my.canva.site/Email Joni: Joni@stormingthegates.netInstagram Bio with Links: https://www.instagram.com/joni_scott.prayer/Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Psalm91vs1/Author Page:https://www.amazon.com/author/joniscott
Its another deep dive into relationships as Dave & Cody talk episode 2 of Ted Lasso, season 3. Unforgiveness, bitterness, and the nature of true devotion are themes that come up in this episode. Listen now to hear how we go from Roy and Keeley's break up to "render unto Caesar." --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pop-culture-pastor/support
Edgewater Christian Fellowship
In this passage, Jesus shows us that forgiveness is more than just a nice gesture. It is an essential part of being a follower of Christ. We have all been forgiven a debt we cannot pay, and we should show the same mercy to others. When we refuse to forgive, we are revealing that we have excluded ourselves from the community of sinners - Jesus says that is wickedness.
As we continue our study of The Lord's Prayer, we come to the verse that asks us to check our hearts, Matthew 6:12, "and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us." Living in relationship with God requires that we forgive those who have hurt us, but forgiveness is not always easy, especially if that person hurt us in a very deep way. It may give us a sort of comfort or a feeling of self-righteousness to hold on to that hurt and unforgiveness. But God knows that this not only hurts the one who won't forgive, but more than likely those around them, as well, as that unforgiveness turns into bitterness. Bitterness grieves the Holy Spirit, makes us hard to live with, thwarts God's plan for our lives, and can suck the life out of you. This message, "The Way of the Disciple" by Pastor David Miller, will help you find freedom from any unforgiveness you may be holding onto, even if you didn't realize it was there.David's notes are here: https://notes.subsplash.com/fill-in/view?page=CUu0YXawx4 _________________________________________________________________Christian Copyright Solutions (CCS, BMI, ASCAP, SESAC)License: #14753CSPL 032125CCLI 1424641Find us on:YouTube: YouTube.com/TheHarborInstagram: Instagram.com/TheHarbor_lifeFacebook: Facebook.com/TheHarbordotlifeWebsite: https://www.TheHarbor.lifeWatch/listen on The Harbor AppNew episode every week!
The Gospel for Planet Earth w/ Karl and Susie Gessler
In Matthew 18:21-35, Jesus warned that unless we forgive those who hurt us, our sins will also not be forgiven and will be "handed over to the torturers" until we can pay our whole debt. Many Christians say they "can't have demons" because they have the Holy Spirit. But today, I will share a simple real-life example of how unforgiveness leaves us in the hands of "torturers" until we learn to forgive. If you struggle with forgiveness, today's episode will help you forgive and get free from your suffering.❤️ SHOW YOUR SUPPORT - LINKS BELOW...➡️ DONATE ➡️ Join our team!https://www.givesendgo.com/karlgesslerfamilybandhttps://www.patreon.com/karlgesslerSocial Media➡️Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089357625739➡️Telegram - https://t.me/FaithoftheFathers➡️Truth Social - https://truthsocial.com/@UCLOvq6O4aIXLrkKxwXkq3uA ➡️Gab - https://gab.com/KarlGesslerSupport the show
In Touch Ministries Daily Devotions
Trust God with your hurt, and refuse to let the poison of bitterness take root.
It's so easy to justify unforgiveness. Holding someone else's sin against them seems far less significant than what they did to hurt us. But Jesus is clear: we don't receive forgiveness from God unless we first forgive other people. - - - - Passage: Matthew 6:9-15 - - - - FOLLOW FOUNDRY CHURCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thisisfoundry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisisfoundry/ Website: https://thisisfoundry.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl6HGmpFxxeyyZdeOLRejYA #thisisfoundry
Grace Church Nashville Podcast with Lindell Cooley
The mountain that is blocking your faith is unforgiveness.
Christ Fellowship Church Dawsonville
Welcome to Christ Fellowship Church's latest podcast episode featuring Pastor Todd Smith's powerful message titled "The Bitter Root of Unforgiveness" which was delivered on March 19th, 2023.
A message dealing with our failure to forgive after we have been forgiven of so much
Victory Fellowship Church Podcast
Does God expect us to forgive everyone for everything they've done to us? In this message, Pastor Jamie Nunnally continues the series about the Lord's Prayer, focusing on the line: "Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors." The Lord's Prayer: Matthew 6:9-13 Today, “forgive us our debts and we forgive our debtors.” Forgiveness: Greek - to send away, release, or to set free with the implication to leave alone.Debt: metaphor for sin. Matthew 6:14-15 “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.”Forgiveness is a two-sided coin: heads, I'm forgiven. Tails, I forgive.You can't separate the receiving of forgiveness from the releasing of forgiveness. How you respond to other people's sin reveals how much like Jesus you are. We must accept God's forgiveness.1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” God is more willing to forgive our sin than we are willing to admit our sin.God wants you to admit your sin because you can't be released from what you don't recognize.Ephesians 1:7 Isaiah 43:25 How often do you think about a bill you've already paid? You don't. That's how often God thinks about your forgiven sin: He doesn't. Quit reminding Him! We must forgive ourselves.We can only give what we have, so in order to forgive others, we must forgive ourselves.2 Peter 1:8-9 If you don't receive God's forgiveness, you will continue to do things that require God's forgiveness. If you believe you're still a sinner, you will act like a sinner. If you believe you're a saint, you will act like a saint.Romans 8:1 We must forgive others.Colossians 3:13 “Make allowance for each other's faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” Forgiving others is not:1. Denying what happened.2. Excusing sin.3. Shielding someone from consequences.4. A guarantee that someone will change. (If you need someone else to change or say sorry in order for you to be OK, you are their prisoner) You don't forgive people for them, you forgive people for you.If you will forgive the people who hurt you, God will remove the pain they caused you. How to forgive others:1. Make the choice.2. Engage the process.Forgiveness is not just a point in time action; It's a life-long decision.3. Ask God for help. “If heaven is where everyone is forgiven, and hell is where no one is forgiven, then forgiveness is bringing heaven down to earth, and unforgiveness is bringing hell up to earth.”- Josh Howerton When you pray do you ask God to forgive your debts just as you have forgiven your debtors?
New Community Church of Tacoma
Bo Noonan teaches on the difficult but necessary discipline of laying down unforgiveness. In Matthew 18, Jesus shares a parable of amazing significance in response to Peter's question, "How many times do I have to forgive my brother?" Forgiveness is an act of faith. Faith that God has forgiven us more than we understand, and faith that his justice will be justly served - whether we see it in our lifetime or not.
Palm Valley Church Weekend Podcast
Worship Setlist:Song For His Presence by Hillsong WorshipA Thousand Hallelujahs by Brooke LigertwoodHoly Spirit by Jesus CultureI Surrender All by Journey Worship Co.I Speak Jesus by Charity Gayle
Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Have you ever reached boiling point? You've been trying so hard to do the right thing, and in a weak moment, you sin. Your temper bubbles over, scalding hot. Your good intentions vanish, and you lose it, only later to be overwhelmed with guilt and failure. All is not lost..I've had those days when I've blurted out angry words. I've allowed harmful thoughts to fester rather than asking God to deal with them. Unforgiveness has strangled my heart when I've allowed others' hurtful behavior or comments to control me. Other times, my head has been so preoccupied with worry that I've briefly abandoned God in my self-absorption. If, like me, you have a tendency to overthink things, these are some of the strategies I use to help me:.1. Remember no one is perfect. In Romans 3:23-24, Paul reminds us that we all fall short of God's glory, but He doesn't give up on us. This is a hopeful message. I have to remember I am an imperfect and flawed human in a dysfunctional and broken world, just like everyone else. As a result, I will inevitably mess up and even repeat the same failures several times..2. Don't dwell on past failures. While it's wise to learn from what I've done wrong, dwelling on all my past failings isn't what God wants for me. Instead, He gives me complete forgiveness through Jesus, and He promises to walk with me on my journey. Because Jesus died and rose again for me, I can believe in Him and receive His forgiveness..3. Most of all, I need to focus on Jesus. And not only after I've sinned, but also when I am tempted (Hebrews 12:1-3). The good news is that Jesus—who lived among us as a human but is also fully God—knows firsthand what it's like to be tempted, and He understands my weaknesses (Hebrews 4:14-16). Jesus never sinned, but He took my sin and promised me that belief in Him is lifechanging. His Holy Spirit lives inside Christians, transforming us to be more and more like Jesus. Even though I will sin at times, He is always there for me when I stumble..4. Remember God's love never changes. Although the stresses of life may weaken our resolve at times, God's love never changes. He understands us deeply and will never stop loving or forgiving us. Isn't that amazing news? • Cindy Lee.• Do you ever get frustrated with your own imperfections or the ways you have messed up? Jesus invites us to come to Him and rest in His sure forgiveness. How could you practice this today?.• If you've wronged someone, what could you do to make it right, such as apologizing?.Oh, what joy for...[the] forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight! Psalm 32:1 (NLT)
Are you held captive by shame? Does it shape your thoughts, decisions, and future? In this message, Pastor Ed Young sheds light on the path to breaking free from shame. By forgiving yourself and others while embracing the transformative power of God, you can reclaim your freedom and live a life of peace! Embrace the freedom and joy that come with letting go, through the power of Jesus.
“Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17) Is there something “at Hand” in 2023? REPENTANCE and the KINGDOM OF GOD John the Baptist - In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matt 3:1-2) Jesus - From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matt 4:17) Peter - “Repent” (Acts 2:38, 3:19) – to believing Jews Paul - “Repent” (Acts 17:30) – to pagan Greeks in Athens DO CHRISTIANS NEED TO REPENT? – turn from sin (stop) and obey God Lord's Prayer - …And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. (Matthew 6:12) James – Book of James written to believers! Apostle John - 8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. (1 John 1:8-10) Apostle John – to CHRISTIAN churches in Ephesus “Repent” (Rev. 2:4) in Pergamum “Repent” (Rev. 2:16) in Thyatira “Repent” (Rev. 2:22) - only those committing immorality in Sardis “Repent” (Rev. 3:3) in Laodicea “Repent” (Rev. 3:19) Pete(r) - to the church in 2023 in Irvine “Repent” (PEF) PEF = Pete EVERY Friday THE ANSWER? – YES…but only on an “as needed basis” What might our repent on an “as-needed basis” be this morning? Complaining? Arguing? Philippians 2:14 - Do everything without complaining or arguing. Broken relationships? Matthew 5:23-24 - 23 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Inappropriate Talk? Ephesians 4:29 - Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. “Let no foul language come from your mouth” “Stop all your dirty talk…” Giving? Mistreated? Luke 6:30 - Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. 1 John 3:17 - 17 But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Sharing the Gospel? Mark 16:15 – He [Jesus] said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Unbelief? Doubting God's Word? John 14:26 - But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Lustful thoughts? Impure thinking? Matthew 5:28 - But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to desire her [with lust for her] has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Philippians 4:8 - Finally, brothers, …whatever is pure…think about [dwell on] these things. Anger? Slander? Unkindness? Unforgiveness? (“Cluster Bomb”) Ephesians 4:31-32 - 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. James 4:11 - 11 Do not speak evil against one another, brothers (Slander) Prayerlessness? Unthankfulness? 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 - “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” Selfishness? Pride? Superiority? Philippians 2:3 - Don't be selfish; don't try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Favoritism? (especially towards rich/powerful) James 2:1, 9 – 1 My brothers and sisters, believers…must not show favoritism…. 9 But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. Worldliness? James 4:4 – …Don't you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world Don't be like the people of this world… Gluttony/Care of Body? 1 Cor 6:19-20 – body = temple of the Holy Spirit…glorify God in your body
Daily Bread - Catholic Reflections
Father teaches us that unforgiveness is Satan's center piece of his works.
Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.
http://bible.com/events/49038730 Church of the Nazarene - Harrisonburg The Relationship Keys: Forgiveness Forgiveness comes with a promise: forgive and be forgiven. Having the right keys is important isn't it? Just talk to someone who has been locked out of their house or who locked their keys in their car. Throughout the month of February we are focusing on relationships. What is the key to healthy, life-giving, God honoring relationships? We're not talking about car keys or house keys, but rather, "relationship keys". Today's focus is forgiveness. Jesus had some very poignant and very powerful things to say about forgiveness. As we read these words today, the question is: Are we willing to do what Jesus says? Matthew 18:21-35 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,' he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.' The servant's master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!' he demanded. “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.' “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened. “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,' he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?' In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.” There is an obvious and crazy disparity in the story. To those listening, it would have been obvious. The master forgave the servant in such a remarkable way. A debt so great it is incomprehensible. And yet the servant was unwilling to forgive someone else. Someone else with an offense that pales in comparison.1. Forgiveness will heal your heart. -"Unforgiveness is like drinking poison yourself and waiting for the other person to die." -The person who has hurt you deserves your vengeance. But vengeance doesn't belong to you anyway. -God really places no limits on His command to forgive. -When we choose to no longer hold onto an offense any longer, it frees us to truly live. 2. This forgiveness leads to your forgiveness. -Our own willingness to forgive dictates the level at which we will be forgiven. That's what Jesus said! -Many of us read these words of Jesus about forgiveness and yet live as if they aren't true. -It's as if we know this is true, We know Jesus said this. But we live our lives filled with unforgiveness anyways. The bottom line: Forgiveness comes with a promise: forgive and be forgiven. Matthew 6:12-15 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one. ' For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Scriptures for Further Study/Reflection: Ephesians 4:32 Mark 11:25 Matthew 18:21-22 Colossians 3:13 Luke 17:3-4 Giving at COTN If you have ever have questions or need help with online giving, please let us know: finance@abeaconofhope_pbz6m2 Thank you for your partnership in the Kingdom of Christ! https://www.cotnaz.org/giving/
Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.
Church of the Nazarene - East Rock The Relationship Keys: Forgiveness “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” ― C.S. Lewis Series Purpose: To gain a greater understanding and tools to strengthen and grow God-honoring relationships of all kinds – friendships, workplace relationships, marriages, etc. FORGIVENESS- to let go - act of pardoning an offender Matthew 18:21-35 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,' he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.' The servant's master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!' he demanded. “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.' “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened. “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,' he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?' In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.” “To place limits means that forgiveness has become a bargaining chip in the relationship rather than an act of grace." “Seventy-Seven times” is just a way to say, “unlimited.” Jesus answered unexpectedly, saying we are to forgive the repentant an unlimited number of times. Jesus's reply does away with calculations. God expects those whom He forgives to forgive everyone who sins against them up to the amount they themselves have been forgiven.“ Mercy” is not giving to a person what he/she deserves" Grace” is giving to a person what he/she does not deserve. It's really simple math: Forgive and be forgiven. Matthew 6:12, 14-15 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Jesus does not mean that forgiving others is a condition for salvation, but that forgiveness is the expected condition of those who have been saved. Unforgiveness is inherently contradictory to godliness. BOTTOM LINE Forgiveness is an action you must choose, rather than a feeling you must create Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Scriptures for Further Study/Reflection: 2 Corinthians 2:5-11 5 If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent—not to put it too severely. 6 The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient. 7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8 I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. 9 Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. 10 Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, 11 in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes. Ephesians 4:32 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Mark 11:25 25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.1 Corinthians 13:5 (Love…)5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Psalm 103:8-10 The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. 9 He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; 10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. Ephesians 1:7-8 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, Hebrews 12:14-15 14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. 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Corey Naquin, Pastor at Rock City Church, teaches about anger and unforgiveness during the series, How to Sink a Submarine, on February 26, 2023. // Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32//Rock City Church has multiple locations throughout Columbus, Ohio. Whether you're spiritually restless, new at discovering who God is or you are a veteran of the faith, you are welcome here! // WEBSITE: https://rockcitychurch.tv FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/rockcitychurch INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/rockcitychurch TWITTER: https://twitter.com/rockcitychurch
Mother and Son discussion, join the discussion with co-host Adnie Gaudin and her son Davon Rivera: Matthew 6:14-15 NLT & ERVWe must learn how to forgive Forgiveness frees us so we need to learn how to forgiveForgiveness does not mean I am weak Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to dieUnforgiveness affects our health and our peaceJesus forgave us for our foolishnessHow do we expect God to forgive us but we don't know how to forgive othersWe need to stop being hypocritical and understand that forgiveness is a two way streetUnforgiveness can produce anger and wrathNo one deserves to have so much power over you The way to salvation:Hear: Romans 10:17Believe: Hebrews 11:6Repent: Acts 17:30-31Confess: Matthew 10:32Be Baptized: Mark 16:15-16Be faithful unto death: Revelation 2:10Support the showSocial Media/Follow Us: Website:https://www.calledbygodpodcast.com/IG: https://www.instagram.com/cbg.podcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CalledbyGodPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@calledbygodpodcast
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The last time somebody committed an offense against you, how did you respond?
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Even in our deepest darkness, we can ask God, through the Holy Spirit for help. If we seek Him, we shall find. One of the first steps we can take to seek God and healing is through reconciliation ministry. In those gatherings, we can experience Jesus and feel the touch of the Holy Spirit. No wound is too grievous for God to heal.In this episode of the Revelations Podcast, Todd and Mary Bertelson share their stories of reconciliation ministry in Africa. They tell the stories of healing a wound between two tribes, a woman who forgave the unforgivable, and a political leader who learned to ask for forgiveness from his enemies. Even the most broken people can be transformed and healed through the Holy Spirit.Tune in to learn more about how reconciliation ministry brings healing to even the most grievous wounds of the soul.Here are three reasons why you should listen to this episode:Find the power of the Holy Spirit through reconciliation ministry.Taste and see God's healing touch in even the most traumatized people.Understand how God comes to us through the kindness of others and how we can bring redemption to others as well.ResourcesMore from the Revelations Podcast: Website | Instagram | Apple PodcastConnect with Todd and Mary: Facebook | Website | Email: email@example.comBible Verses:Second Corinthians 5:14-21Isaiah 61:1-3This Episode is brought to you by Advanced Medicine AlternativesGet back to the active life you love through natural & regenerative musculoskeletal healing: https://www.georgekramermd.com/Episode Highlights[06:34] Reconciliation Ministry in RwandaPastor Arthur Rauner invited Todd and Mary to go to Rwanda for a healing retreat.Todd and Mary met people whose families were killed but found healing through the Holy Spirit.Todd [05:02] "The same bitterness in our hearts towards other people — towards each other — that is forgiven. And that, Jesus can change."Todd describes the Rwandan Genocide and the atrocities that occurred.According to Todd, there were millions of children orphaned after the genocide.[12:44] Healing a Broken Country through Reconciliation MinistryAfter the Rwandan Genocide, there was a movement to reconcile the harm it caused.Reconciliation requires deep work and acknowledging your trauma.Molly set the stage by meeting a group of Africans, begging for their forgiveness for what the West has done.The reconciliation ministry pushed a political leader to ask for forgiveness from an opponent.Reconciliation lets us see that our enemies are not enemies but people. It helps us understand their story.[22:40] Martha's StoryMartha faced incredible trauma beyond what many people had faced, leaving her insane.The pastor's wife slowly healed her through scripture, prayer, and kindness.Martha later was able to forgive the people who traumatized her.Reagan [26:24] "God is real, and He is love. He is love and perfect love casts out fear and condemnation and shame and anger and resentment and pain."[27:21] Servant LeadershipJesus exemplifies servant leadership. To be an example of this, Todd and other retreat facilitators wash the feet of the participants.Humility leads to forgiveness and reconciliation.Jesus washes us on the inside to take away our shame and bitterness.Todd tells the story of a young man whose father had been murdered but received a vision of Jesus pulling the hatred away from his heart.Mary [35:41] "He's doing it again. He's healing again. He knows the places of pain, and He can do it again — if we'll allow him to."About Todd and MaryTodd and Mary Bertelson are real-estate agents based in Minnesota. They have been married since they were 21 and since then have had two children, who have given them three grandchildren. Their faith in Christ has helped them repent, forgive, reconcile, and work their marriage out through difficult circumstances. They have also reached out to help heal other people.To connect with them, you may reach them through Facebook or their real-estate website. Enjoyed this Episode?If you did, subscribe and share it with your friends!Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your friends and family. This episode will open your eyes and hearts to how reconciliation ministry can bring the Holy Spirit to those most in need of love.Have any questions? You can connect with me on Instagram.Thank you for tuning in! For more updates, tune in on Apple Podcasts.
Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting it to hurt the other person. This week we dive int to what forgiveness truly means and more.
"It's not you, it's me." If you've ever heard these words it's because another person is saying, "You're not the problem, I'm the problem." But what they really mean is you are the problem. Throughout this series we teach on some of the most difficult relational tensions and we're genuinely asking the question, how can I be obedient to God's Word, and take responsibility for myself, which ultimately leads to freedom. In week 1, Pastor Gabe teaches the on the first part of a two part-discussion on forgiveness.
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Trauma, unforgiveness, bitterness all affects us in every area: mind, body, soul, spirit. We know God commands us to forgive someone who wrongs us always. But it isn't always so easy is it? The truth is forgiving someone else actually brings US freedom and peace. Jesus spoke of this and how if we don't forgive others God may not forgive us. But the thought of walking up to the person who wronged us and saying "I forgive you" makes us cringe inside for many reasons. I have one tip that I have used myself that helped me to break free from the feelings of unforgiveness that I was holding onto that were threatening to create bitterness in my heart. Through the much needed help of Holy Spirit we can get victory over our unforgiveness and walk in freedom. This will bring healing to our body, soul and spirit. Verses: Mt 6: 9-13 Mt. 18:21,22 Eph. 4:31-32 Prov. 15:13 I pray this blesses you today. XO, Michelle Do you want a functional eye on your labs? In one 60 minute session I can help you to understand your lab results using a functional health approach. We will discuss lifestyle tweaks you can make to improve your health so you can be proactive in caring for yourself well. Schedule your one time Lab Analysis Session Constantly tired and feeling stuck on how to increase your energy? Book your 1 hour FATIGUE FREEDOM COACHING SESSION for only $47! In just one hour you will get clarity on what your personal fatigue causes or triggers are so that you can be intentional in your day to banish them and have more natural energy. You will walk away with a simple customized holistic health plan to take the next steps to where you want to go in your health journey. Grab your session now! Join me in my FB Group, Holistic Health for Christian Women over 40, to be supported, encouraged and educated in your health https://www.facebook.com/groups/933692933927629 Want more FREE tips on how to regain your energy in a natural way using clear daily action steps along with some delicious and supportive recipes? Grab my FREE Foggy and Fatigued Blueprint SIGN UP FOR SOLWIN.TV!! When you do, be sure to reach out to me on Solwin social! https://solwin.tv/?mref=michelle50 **Catch the Treasured Wellness Podcast on https://christianmix106.com/ and https://solwin.tv/ RELATED EPISODES: Ep. 35 3 Ways Trauma may be a root cause of your sickness Ep. 109 Is Spiritual warfare keeping you in a state of Depression?
Today on The Glass House, we are welcoming RT Kendall to discuss a topic that never gets old because it requires a daily practice - total forgiveness. For pastors and those serving in the church, we cannot fully love the people we serve when we keep a record of wrongs. Our prayer is that this conversation will challenge you to search your own heart for those who need total forgiveness. Mentioned in the Show: Total Forgiveness by RT Kendall Send your encouraging stories to firstname.lastname@example.org 2 Corinthians 2:11 Genesis 45 Ephesians 4:30 Ephesians 4:31-32