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Sermon: Walking the Path of Forgiveness

Walking the Path of Forgiveness

friends, Life can sometimes be tough, and we all experience hurts. But, as friends of Jesus, we are asked to follow a special path that helps us heal from our pain. Today, let’s talk about “Walking the Path of Forgiveness: Healing Hurts” with the help of God’s words.

Understanding Forgiveness with God’s Help

In the Bible, Colossians 3:13, “Be patient and forgive others if they do something wrong. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you.” This means we should try to forgive others, just like God forgives us.

Why Not Forgiving Hurts Us

The Bible also says in Matthew 6:14-15, “If you forgive others for the wrongs they do to you, then God will forgive you. But if you don’t forgive, God won’t forgive you.” Holding onto bad feelings hurts us and makes it hard for God’s love to reach us.

How Forgiving Can Change Us

Forgiving is not just saying sorry; it changes how we feel inside. Ephesians 4:32 says, “Be kind and loving to each other, and forgive each other, just as God forgave you in Christ.” Forgiving helps us and others feel better.

Jesus Shows Us How to Forgive

Jesus Christ, our lovely saviour, showed us how to forgive. When people hurt Him, He said, “Father, forgive them because they don’t know what they’re doing” (Luke 23:34). We can learn from Jesus and forgive even when it’s hard.

Steps to Help Us Forgive

a. Talk to God: Ask God for help through prayer.

b. Think about Feelings: Look inside and find where we need to forgive.

c. Talk to Others: Share our feelings and forgive them.

d. Set Rules: Make rules to keep us safe while forgiving others.

Conclusion

As we walk this forgiveness path, remember Ephesians 4:31-32, “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander. Instead, be kind to each other, forgiving one another, just as God forgave you because of Christ.” Let’s walk together on this path of forgiveness, healing our hurts and sharing God’s love with everyone around us.

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