Forgiveness

You Hurt Me! Now What?

You Hurt Me! Now What?

Remove pride and judgmentalism by humbling yourself (Matt. 7:5). Pride says, "The faults in others I can easily see, but praise God there's none in me." Ask, "Is this really something I need to address, or am I mad because my pride has been hurt?" Next, take your thoughts captive and err on the side of grace as you apply wisdom to the situation. Although not every conflict will be resolved, these biblical principles will tilt the odds in your favor. Be encouraged: God sees your heart and will reward you based on your actions, not the actions of the other person. You can't change them, but you can change yourself.

Is Forgiveness Weakness?

Is Forgiveness Weakness?

n any context, because it always involves fallen human beings, forgiveness isn’t easy. In this cultural moment, so deeply divided at such fundamental levels and with so much at stake in the issues, it can seem impossible. How can we reconcile the idea of forgiveness in a world overrun by evil? How can we be examples of forgiveness, both forgiving and seeking forgiveness, to a world that so desperately needs to see it?

From Self-Flagellation to Celebration: How Healing from Spiritual Abuse Changed My View of Communion

From Self-Flagellation to Celebration: How Healing from Spiritual Abuse Changed My View of Communion

One of the most significant false teachings that sticks out to me from my time in a spiritually abusive environment was how communion was taught. Now that I know that communion is about celebration and not self-flagellation, I just want everyone to see and know this Jesus: the Lord of life, celebration, and victory. Not the Jesus of shame, condemnation, and hyperfocus on our sin.

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