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Jun 23, 2019

Forgiven = Forgiving

Passage: Matthew 6:15

Speaker: Drew Shofner

Series: Unoffendable

Category: Forgiveness

Keywords: forgiveness, anger, offense, unoffendable

In following Jesus, we give up our rights to gain His life (Galatians 2:20). Forgiveness is unilateral. Reconciliation is bilateral. Forgiving doesn't mean a relationship is restored, it means a relationship is offered. Forgiveness is trusting that the redemptive, sovereign work of an Almighty God is eternally bigger than the wounding work of any finite human being in time. Forgiveness takes root when the energy of anger and the focus on the offense begins to be replaced by the joy of gratitude and a focus on Christ. Forgiven = Forgiving!