THE KEY TO FORGIVENESS

THE KEY TO FORGIVENESS

In the parable of the unforgiving servant, we are painted a vivid picture of the reality of God’s forgiveness of us and our unforgiveness of others. In this parable, the master forgave his servant of a debt that could not be paid while the servant would not forgive...
WHAT FORGIVENESS IS NOT

WHAT FORGIVENESS IS NOT

With the emotional pain that comes from offenses, our hearts can cry out for justice, requiring payment for the debt!  But, unforgiveness is destructive to us and a hard task master. Regardless of the scale of the offense, we need the ability to forgive because God...
HOW TO GET RID OF A ROOT OF BITTERNESS

HOW TO GET RID OF A ROOT OF BITTERNESS

When an offense comes, we have a choice. We can chew, stew, and brew over the offense, which leads to a root of bitterness, or we can do as Jesus has instructed us to do and simply get rid of it. Thoughts born out of offenses are toxic, deep-rooted, and complicated....
CHARACTERISTICS OF A ROOT OF BITTERNESS

CHARACTERISTICS OF A ROOT OF BITTERNESS

Offenses are a universal problem, and no one can escape having to deal with them! First and foremost, it is our responsibility to deal with the offense in order to keep it from turning into a root of bitterness. By comparing the characteristics of a sycamine tree with...
THE DANGERS OF A ROOT OF BITTERNESS

THE DANGERS OF A ROOT OF BITTERNESS

One of the things that can creep into our hearts when we are offended is a root of bitterness, and that root of bitterness can stain our very souls. God extends a special time of grace to the brokenhearted, allowing healing to take place, but if that gift of grace is...