It's 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?
This morning we also hear from the Baptist World Alliance's Dr. Philip Nation, author of Habits for our Holiness.
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Philip Nation is the Bible Publisher with Thomas Nelson. He frequently speaks at churches and conferences. A graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.), Philip has served as a pastor, church planter, and professor. As always, he's working on his next book.
Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.
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