Today’s sermon deals with something that I’ve personally been dealing with in my life. Here are the questions that roll around in my own mind:
· I understand how much God has forgiven me, but how can I turn around and show that same measure of forgiveness to other?
· And what are the practical limitations to my forgiveness? I’m not God, so can so much be expected?
· What do I do if the person I am to forgive doesn’t ask for forgiveness or doesn’t care if I do?
The scary thing is that Jesus specifically tells us that if we don’t forgive others, He won’t forgive us. First off, we’re going to see how this warning isn’t tied to salvation but rather our continual walk with Christ after we’re a child of God and our eternity is secure. Second, we’ll see how that if we don’t forgive others, not only does it make us miserable inside but it shows God we’re not ready for Him to use us.