SUNDAY SERMON ON THE BLOG – FORGIVE AND BE FORGIVEN.
But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. - Matthew 6:15.
Can you think of a more terrifying thought than God not forgiving us our sins?
We know how much He paid so our sins could be forgiven! We know how much He loves us! We know how much He wants us to be in relationship with him! So why would He withhold His forgiveness? Because we demonstrate that we have not received it or do not understand it!
God is gracious and he will not accept those who are not gracious!
Loving Father, there are those that I do find it difficult to forgive. Help me by the power of the Holy Spirit, right now while I'm praying, soften my heart, cleanse my soul of any bitterness or resentment, and empower me to let go of the pain of the past, and forgive. I thank you for this grace to not only be forgiven, but also to forgive. In the wonderful and mighty name of Jesus I pray. Amen.