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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Apr 2, 2017

Matthew 7:7-9; 6:8-15
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Being Disciples means to forgive offenses as God, in Christ, has forgiven us. Easy to say. Easy to offer up statements to ease our suffering when people stab us in the back and tear down our world. Did Jesus really mean what he said in the Sermon on the Mount? Why? But perhaps more important than the why, is the how. How can we, forgive like Christ has forgiven us? Are you carrying resentment? Your family. Your former church. Your current church. Your work. Your children. Your neighbors. Join us for a formative discussion on how the followers of Jesus learn and grow in forgiveness.