Jesus calls on his followers to forgive, as they have been forgiven, that is, graciously and generously.
Worship this week: Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School, Adult Bible Study and fellowship
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week: FORGIVENESS
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Monday, Psalm 32:1-2, Psalm
Tuesday, Matthew 14:1-12, Death of John the Baptist
Wednesday, Matthew 14:34-15:9, Teachings of Jesus
Thursday, Matthew 15:10-20, Teachings of Jesus
Friday, Matthew 15:21-28, Teachings of Jesus
Saturday, Matthew 15:29-39, Teachings of Jesus
(Go to clergystuff.com/daily-devotions for devotions on the daily readings.)
TALK: Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven
times.” (Matthew 18:22)
We owe God a considerable debt, yet all has been forgiven us. How much more ought we to pardon our brothers and sisters for their relatively minor sins against us?
- In our litigating society, how does culture view justice? How does it view forgiveness? What might happen if people practiced forgiveness over blame and the need for restitution?
- Who stands in need of your forgiveness? What would it take to make you ready to forgive?
- For the littles: Have you ever told someone, “I forgive you”? What did it feel like? Jesus is happy when we forgive.
PRAY: God, you have forgiven us a world of transgressions. Make us likewise gracious to those who are in debt to us, showing them the mercy which you offer to all. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
BLESS: May God grant you strength to forgive. Amen.