Forgiveness – Part 1 – 7/12/20

Dear New Church friends in
Phoenix, California, Oregon, Washington, and you,
I thought I should talk to you all together, as we are a spiritual family.
We are on this spiritual journey together.
Are you ready for some forgiveness?
What do you think of the following definition of Forgiveness?
Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, and overcomes negative emotions such as resentment and vengeance.
Or should I ask: what is your best personal definition of forgiveness?
Beginning this Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 10:30 am (phoenix), we are starting a four-part sermon series on Forgiveness.
We all know a thing or two about forgiveness. And the Lord can teach us even more.
Forgiveness can be a powerful opportunity for re-connection, both with the offender and with ourselves.
And so, learning to forgive can prepare or help a person move forward in life rather than becoming a roadblock to success, friendship, and peace.
Here are the four part series:
Sunday, 7/12/20 -Part 1: Forgiving others
– How to forgive others
– Does forgiving mean forgetting?
– Why it seems hard to forgive?
Sunday, 7/19/20 -Part 2: Forgiving self
– Internal unstuck
– Peace with self
– Peace with God in you
Sunday, 7/26/20 -Part 3: When you find yourself unwilling to forgive
– What to do when you are not ready to forgive
– What do you do when the hurt resurfaces
Sunday, 8/02/20 -Part 4: Forgiveness and New Life:
– Continue forgiving
– Peace
– Love