"Then Peter came and said to Him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?"
Jesus said* to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven." (Matthew 18:21-22) NASB.
Forgiveness is a lot easier to talk about if you don't have someone in mind to forgive.
But if you do.. it's a challenge. It's hard.
When Jesus was teaching His disciples to pray he added this line: "... and forgive us our sins, just as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us." (Matthew 6:12) NLT.
We've been forgiven of so much through Christ.. how can we withhold forgiveness from someone else?
The Lord knows what happens when we aren't willing to forgive. It's like drinking poison and waiting for the other guy to die.
It impacts all of our relationships.... with God and with others.
It affects us spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and even physically.
Has the Lord helped you forgive someone who hurt you deeply?
Walk us through what happened.. and what the journey looked like for you.
What would you tell a brother or sister in Christ who is fighting this battle right now?
They're looking you in the eye and saying "You just don't know what that person did to me."
And maybe you're the one who was forgiven.
What impact did that have on your life?
We'll be giving away a "Forgiveness Prize Pack" which includes three fantastic books on forgiveness:
"When Sorry Isn’t Enough" by Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas
"Choosing Forgiveness" by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
"Forgive Your Way to Freedom" by Gil Mertz
But wait.. there's MORE!
We'll also throw in a brand new Kurt Goff Live Journal that's hot off the press!!
Kurt Goff is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He has more than 25 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. With Jesus Christ at the center and the Bible as the guide, each broadcast of Kurt Goff Live reminds listeners that they are not alone and that Christ loves them through the ups and downs of their life. Goff is a graduate of Texas Christian University. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.