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Beyond the Cross

 

Love Wins

A Weekly Devotional

Building Continuous, Sustainable, Loving Relationships in the Church

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Love Wins!

A weekly Devotional

Building Continuous, Sustainable, Loving Relationships in the Church

 

Love is forgiving -Verse to memorize for week seven (August 24)*

 

“Be gentle and ready to forgive; never hold grudges. Remember, the Lord forgave you so you must forgive others.” (Colossians 3:13)

 

Friday: “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” (Matthew 6:14,15)

 

Thought: “Imagining Jesus standing with someone you think is a notorious sinner - or someone you just don't like.  Imagine Jesus looking at you and asking you if you are willing to forgive.

 

Pray:  Asking God to help you let go of your anger toward someone whose behavior has hurt you or someone you love and asking God to bless the person whose behavior has been hurtful.

 

Review: Remember love is forgiving and not keeping a record of it. Did you find yourself trying to delete any files this week from your memory?  While we can’t forget we can choose to forgive. Jesus taught us to pray, “forgive us our debts as we also forgive our debtors.” There is a clear link between our ability to receive forgiveness and our willingness to forgive. Love is forgiving and not keeping a record of it. Jesus taught us to pray “forgive us our debts as we also forgive our debtors.”

 

Allow the truth of this week’s scripture to penetrate deep into your soul. Mediate on Christ’s freely given grace to you. Perhaps there is someone you need to forgive, a grudge you need to release or a hurt that needs healing before you can truly worship the Lord who has freely forgiven all your sins on the cross.

 

*(Adapted from 40 Days of Love – Rick Warren)

 

 

Ray Hock