Restoring Relationships - Part 1

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Pastor David Schmidt - 19 July 2009, 1/4

How are your relationships going? Are you experiencing any pain or stress or struggles? Are any of your relationships under stress?

We all find ourselves in those situations from time to time and none of us like to be there. But how do we move beyond that to find healing and wholeness in our relationships?

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Restoring Relationships - Part 1

  1. 1. Restoring Relationship – Part 1<br />“Forgiveness: Some Myths & Facts”<br />
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  3. 3. &apos;Don&apos;t get mad, don&apos;t get even.  Get everything!‘ – Zsa Zsa Gabor, First Wives Club<br />
  4. 4. “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.” Matthew 6:14, NLT<br />
  5. 5. “Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. <br />
  6. 6. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types<br />
  7. 7. of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:29-32, NLT)<br />
  8. 8. “Christians are the most forgiven people in the world. Therefore we should be the most forgiving people in the world.” – Ken Sande, The Peace Maker<br />
  9. 9. Forgiveness is not a feeling.<br />
  10. 10. Forgiveness is not a feeling.<br />Forgiveness is not about forgetting.<br />
  11. 11. “I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again.” (Is 43:25, NLT)<br />
  12. 12. Forgiveness is not a feeling.<br />Forgiveness is not about forgetting.<br />Forgiveness is not about excusing the wrong.<br />
  13. 13. Forgiveness is a decision.<br />
  14. 14. Forgiveness is a decision.<br />Forgiveness is costly.<br />
  15. 15. Forgiveness is a decision.<br />Forgiveness is costly.<br />Genuine forgiveness flows out of experiencing God’s grace.<br />
  16. 16. Welcome to Prince of Peace<br />Our Mission is<br />to live and share<br />the grace of God<br />so our communities <br />experience His transforming love and peace<br />

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