Matthew 18:21-35, Forgiving One Another

[September 14, 2014] Last night I received news that one of the beloved in the congregation fell and broke her hip. I visited her last night and she has been on my mind and heart all night.

This morning we pick up Jesus’ teaching where we left off last week. He . . . → Read More: Matthew 18:21-35, Forgiving One Another

Matthew 12:9-37, Do Not Harden Your Heart

[August 17, 2008] In the Gospel according to Matthew we have: the coming of the kingdom of the heavens to Israel in the person of the Messiah Jesus, the calling into being of His church within Israel, and the turning of the Gentiles to God within the church as a sign to . . . → Read More: Matthew 12:9-37, Do Not Harden Your Heart

John 7:53—8:20, Forgiveness and the Light of the World

[September 4, 2011] Two weeks ago we considered the outpouring of the waters—the coming of the Holy Spirit—in relation to the Feast of Tabernacles. The Feast of Tabernacles continues to be the setting in the Gospel according to John through chapters 8—10 (the latter part of chapter 10 takes place during Hanukah). Now . . . → Read More: John 7:53—8:20, Forgiveness and the Light of the World

Forgiveness

This quote is too precious to lose:

“Forgiveness is the accomplishment of mastery over a wound. It is the process through which an injured person first fights off, then embraces, then conquers a situation that has nearly destroyed him.”

This is from Forgiving the Unforgivable: Overcoming the Bitter Legacy of Intimate . . . → Read More: Forgiveness