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When Jesus spoke about being forgiving, Peter asked how many times should someone forgive a person who wrongs them? He thought seven times was good. Jesus countered with 77 times! Of course, Jesus was not saying we should keep a running total of how often we forgive someone we believe wrongs us; he was saying that to be like God is to be forgiving.
This is part 1 of a two part sermon on the way our faith should present itself in the world in which we live.
Many people think they need to wear a different face to mask who they really are. This desire seems to be even greater within the church. Thank God for Melissa and Caleb who remind us that it's "okay not to be okay!"
When we have a view of who God is, it starts to form our own sense of identity in the context of Him. Then all the other things like our values; motivations; meditations and emotions follow suit.
What do you do when wrongly treated? Learn from the example of David and Nabal and find out what made David a man after God's own heart. You'll discover the benefit of seeking wisdom now and listening to wise counsel, and learn how you can be a man or woman after God's own heart.
The command to not kill is based on the fact that man was created in the image of God and prohibits homicide/murder, abortion, and suicide. Jesus went beyond the letter of the law in Matthew 5 and prohibited the spirit behind murder. He dealt with the heart issues and attitudes such as hate and anger.
As a child, I was taught that it was wrong to get angry. It was as if it was a “sin” to get angry. I grew up thinking that, if I was angry, I was sinning. It didn’t matter the situation or cause, it was a sin to feel anger.