I’m not sure if this is actually a blog post or a personal memo. Either way, I can’t get it off my brain, so here it goes.
My pastor preached on forgiveness this past Sunday. He used Matthew 5:21-26 as his primary text and did his usual phenomenal job of teaching us how to appreciate the way the words were deliberately chosen, as well as bringing the Word to life and making them practical. I can appreciate all of that. I love the way words are crafted, too…and I thought he brought out some really great points.
He talked to us about Romans 12:12 tells us to “be transformed” and then began the process of showing us how the rest of the Word makes that both possible and practical. Pastor Chris reminded us that we’re not to stop at the standards set by the world, or even by those set by historical religious teachers…we’re supposed to meet God’s standard.
In case you don’t remember just off the top of your head or haven’t reached for your Bible yet, Matthew 5:21-26 deals with anger…and forgiveness.
I thought Pastor Chris did a great job. I loved the sermon…and then…
I had to apply it this week.
Don’t ever think that God doesn’t have a sense of humor…or timing…
Now, it’s up to me to get busy with the doing.
“Forgiven people forgive.” That’s what we were taught on Sunday. That’s where I’m walking this week.
How are YOU doing the Word this week?
Grace & Peace!