unbeknownst to me my husband had downloaded this sermon on april 3rd…directly correlates to what i posted yesterday…he knew what i needed to hear before i did…thank you.
“christians are NOT supposed to be mean, angry people…”
“forgiveness is a beautiful word, until you’ve got someone to forgive…” – c.s. lewis
“love like you’ve never been hurt…” – leroy robert “satchel” paige
ephesians chapter 4
ephesians 4:31 get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
if you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. but if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.
luke chapter 6
but to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. if someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. if someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also. give to anyone who asks; and when things are taken away from you, don’t try to get them back. do to others as you would like them to do to you.
if you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? even sinners love those who love them! and if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit? even sinners do that much! and if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get credit? even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return.
love your enemies! Do good to them. lend to them without expecting to be repaid. then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. you must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.
do not judge others, and you will not be judged. do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. forgive others, and you will be forgiven. give, and you will receive. your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. the amount you give will determine the amount you get back.