Mar 8, 2022
Make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting, profane talk. Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32 (MSG)
Forgive others as Christ has forgiven you. (Eph 4:32)
We have all experienced anger, bitterness, and perhaps even vengeance. Forgiveness brings peace, hope, gratitude, and joy. Sometimes these feelings come from situations where we were done wrong or have wronged someone and have desired forgiveness.
Whether it is a constant critic in your life, a colleague sabotaging projects, or trauma you’ve experienced, forgiveness is a part of our walk with Christ.
In this episode, Tim and Sara explore how forgiveness releases its hold on you and helps free you from the control of the person who hurt you. Forgiveness can even lead to feelings of understanding, empathy, and compassion for the one who hurt you.
We’ll look at Luke 15 and Matthew 18:15-22 to explore the meaning and practice of forgiveness. And, yes, we’ll even touch on the often spoken phrase “forgive and forget.”