This teaching takes an in depth look at how God forgives us, the excuses we sometimes use to avoid forgiving, and how these excuses do not hold up to God’s Word. There are no Biblical reasons for withholding forgiveness. Forgiveness is an extension of God’s mercy and a ministering of God’s grace to each other. It is a reminder of all God has really given us. It is a shining through of the Christ in us which allows us to overcome the old man nature. Forgiveness purges the body of Christ of poisons like strife and bitterness. God made it as easy as possible to receive forgiveness from Him, and, therefore, as easy as possible for us to extend forgiveness to each other because God’s goal is fellowship. One great way to be especially good to the household is to be quick to forgive, to be gracious and merciful in our forgiving, so that the fellowship among the saints is renewed, restored, and maintained.
Topics: Forgiveness, The Body of Christ, Lifestyle of a Believer
Date: April 28, 2012