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Be kind to one another, tender hearted, compassionate, understanding, loving hearted, forgiving each other as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:33 Comment Being fluent in the language of forgiveness is essential in marriage. Living in close proximity means we have to be humble with each other. We have to be able to say “What I did was wrong please...

“When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus...

David and Bathsheba In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army… But David remained in Jerusalem. One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman...

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” Matthew 18:21&22 Comment HOW MANY TIMES???  Forgiving others is tough and doesn’t necessarily come naturally. However, the power when we do forgive is...

I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do, forgetting what is behind, and straining to what is ahead. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13 Comment How often do we go back over things that have...

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.’ Matthew 18:21-22 NIV Comment Have you ever drunk rat poison? I have. Anne Lamott famously wrote, ‘Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison...

Scripture Do not say, ‘I’ll pay you back for this wrong!’ Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you. Proverbs 20:22 (NIVUK) Comment I have a friend who does research and some time ago he did some work to define bad habits that need to STOP to allow a relationship to flourish. Each habit is represented by a letter...

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,  fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning...