Sermons on Forgiveness
You’ve not only thought it, you’ve probably said it. “The world is against me.” But reality can often be far from it. Joseph (and Jacob) have every reason to think that. But they learn that God is actually working through those very struggles for thier good. He is doing the same thing in your life.
Many of us are guilty in asking “Why me?” when something goes wrong or out of plan. We can tend to view it as a personal attack. Joesph felt that same way when he was victimized by the very people who were to protect him the most. That is only when Christ came and revealed himself more valuable than what he had lost. More valuable than that attack.
When someone attacks you, your character, your name, your reputation- it’s war! Our temptation, as people in the flesh, is to attack into realm of the flesh. Listen along to how Paul instructs us to do something different.
Sometimes we can cast judgement and not even realize we’re doing it. While it is natural to have an initial reaction when someone does something to harm us, offend us, or even talk bad about us, let’s change our perspective by incorporating these three ways to walk in the way of Jesus when it comes to judgement.
Instead of retaliation towards your enemies what if you gave them public praise? With God in your heart it is possible. Jesus has asked us to come at this world in a different perspective. Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
We’re living through a time of uncertainty that can produce much anger. Jesus has something to say to help us grow to the next level of our faith and add healing to our relationships.
Consequences are a form of God’s grace to get our obedience.
Betrayal is always a painful experience. Yet our very salvation we enjoy comes to us through the pain of betrayal.
Most of us operate out of the assumption that mercy has limits. Jesus turns that thinking upside down in a conversation with Peter.