Friday, April 24, 2015- Lesson 17: Forgiveness

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Tug of war

 

Do not repay anyone evil for evil.  Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.  If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

Romans 12:17-18

 Step Nine:  We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

 Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar.  First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

Matthew 5:23-24

 We hope you will join us on Friday, April 24 when we share the powerful Celebrate Recovery Forgiveness Lesson.  Forgiveness is all about letting go.  Remember playing tug-of-war as a child?  As long as the people on each end of the rope are tugging, we have a war.  We let go of our end of the rope when we forgive others.  No matter how hard they may tug on their end, if we’ve released ours, the war is over.  But until we release that rope, we are prisoners of war.  Bear in mind that causing an injury puts us below our enemy.  Revenging an injury makes us even with our opponent.  But forgiving him sets us free!  We hope to see you on the 24th!

Our weekly schedule:

6pm – dinner

7pm – large group (in the Chapel)

8pm – small open share groups (issue & gender specific)

9pm – dessert & coffee/Solid Rock Café

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