“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.” –Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 6:14-15)
I confess that I’m still a work in progress when it comes to admitting fault and granting forgiveness, but God has brought me a long way from where I used to be. This subject often reminds me of a classic scene from the vintage TV series “Happy Days” where the Fonz battles being to cool admit he was wrong. (Here’s the link if you want to check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
How are you when it comes to admitting fault and asking for forgiveness? What about granting forgiveness to others who’ve wronged you? Jesus made it clear in the verse above (and in many others) that the way we treat others when it comes to forgiveness is ultimately how our Heavenly Father will treat us. How will that work out for you? Hopefully, pretty well! But I know for me that God had to open my eyes to see that His standard of “righteousness” was more unbiased and eternally more important than my own standard. And when it became apparent that I needed way more forgiveness from Him than anyone needed from me, my life (and destiny) began to change.
Have a great week and I hope to see you on Sunday!
P.S. Thanks for your patience as we pioneer our new email list and Social Media outlets!!!
- Man up! (Men’s group) – You’re invited to join us WEDNESDAY night at 6:30pm @ Drew’s house (17956 Ardsley) for pizza and a discussion about how we can grow in being the quickest in our households to forgive and ask forgiveness, followed by praying for one another.
- Second Saturday (Women’s group) – THIS SATURDAY the women will be meeting at 6pm @ Wendy’s house (email Bobbi for details) for dinner and a discussion from the book “Search for Significance.” All women are invited (whether you got a chance to read the chapters or not)!
- Sunday morning (9am Coffee, 9:15 Worship) – Join us as we continue our new series entitled “About Us” on the heart and vision behind our Parker Firehouse Church family! This week we’ll look more at the mission that Jesus gave his disciples and the church. Love. RESCUE. Transform.
- Pastors Social – We are planning on having lunch and a time to get to know the Parker Firehouse pastors after church this Sunday. If you are interested, please let me know so that we can plan a meal accordingly. If we don’t have enough availability for this weekend, we will reschedule for another date, just let us know at: email@example.com.