Practicing Forgiveness, Part 5: Transformation

In our exploration of the subject of forgiveness we are now circling back to the beginning where we asked the question, “Why Forgive?” The simple answer is that forgiveness has the power to transform us. When we dig into the question of forgiveness we are forced to examine what it is that might be keeping us bound and unable to move ahead. We find there are things in our own thinking and behavior that keep us from experiencing the fullness of life. And if we are honest with ourselves we find that it is community and connection to others that helps us to get closer to God and to experience the healing and freedom offered to us.

Please join us for worship on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. as we explore more about the subject of forgiveness.

Practicing Forgiveness, Part 4: Self-Forgiveness

Many of us struggle with being able to forgive ourselves for our past mistakes or habits that we have been unable to set down and walk away from, or even from things that happened to us that weren’t our fault.

This week we will talk about what we can do to move on from debilitating shame or excessive guilt and begin to see ourselves the way that God sees us–a beautiful part of this creation. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” [Jeremiah 29:11]

Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. We hope to see you then!

Practicing Forgiveness, Part 3: Being Forgiven

It is comforting to know that God forgives us immediately of everything we ever do that is wrong or hurtful. And, at the same time, we know that it doesn’t do a whole lot of good if we don’t ever change our behavior and stop acting in selfish or hurtful ways–God’s forgiveness is essential meaningless.

This week we will dig into how we can make changes that give God’s forgiveness meaning; that causes it to have real impact on our life.

See you Sunday at 10:30 a.m.