Love and Forgiveness


"And He said to him, 'You have answered this correctly. Do this and live.'" (Luke 10:28)

  1. Life beings when we LIVE OUT His principles, not just know them.
    "If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them." (John 13:17)

    "But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, 'And who is my neighbor?'" (Luke 10:29)

    "'Which of these three do you think proved to be neighbor to the man who fell into robbers' hands?' And he said to Him, 'The one who showed mercy toward him.' Then Jesus said, 'Go and do likewise.'" (Luke 10:36-37)

    Friend: Someone you CHOOSE.

    A neighbor is someone GOD chooses.


    WHO ARE MY NEIGHBORS?
    • STRANGERS
    • COWORKERS
    • FAMILY

    THREE STAGES OF FORGIVENESS:
    • AWKWARD
    • MECHANICAL
    • NATURAL


  2. At the point of FORGIVENESS & ACCEPTANCE is when God starts to convert the event into what will benefit you and your future.
    "'My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death. Remain here and keep watch.' And He went a little beyond them and fell to the ground... 'Abba, Father, all things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me, but not what I will, but what You will.'" (Mark 14:34-36)

  3. We live or die one THOUGHT at a time.
    "We are destroying speculations and everything raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ." (2 Cor. 10:5)