The problem of sin is like a two-edged sword, it can wound our relationships with others and our connection to God.
Injuring others with a careless word or hurtful action can fill us with regret. Even after we receive forgiveness from those we’ve offended, it’s difficult to forgive ourselves! Find the principles of grace in praying “Forgive us our debts as we forgive those indebted to us.”
In the middle of bitter disputes with others, we often draw the battle lines and try to fight it out! Let's examine how living the Lord’s Prayer requires peace between combatants. We are learning to pray “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”
When others hurt us by their words or actions, it’s easier to hang on to bitterness and resentment than to pursue forgiveness. Discover practical steps towards transforming our perspective.
Being forgiven doesn’t mean the consequences of our actions are erased. So, is there a benefit to forgiveness? Let's examine the hope-filled message of Jesus’ prayer, "forgive us our debts, as we forgive those who are indebted to us."
It’s hard to have a forgiving spirit when we’re focused on the wrong done to us. But when we take an honest look at our own mistakes, our attitude on forgiveness may change!
As children, it’s tantalizing to neglect the warnings signs that say Keep Out! The thrill of adventure is greater than the fear of trespassing! Let's discuss ways that we as adults step over the boundary lines God has set for our lives.
Bigger than any loan we owe the credit card or mortgage company, all of us owe a massive spiritual balance to God. Let's discuss how we’re able to pay off that enormous balance.
Consider why Jesus chose the words “debt,” “trespasses,” and “sin” when giving us the Lord’s Prayer Part 35
Every word used in Scripture is perfectly used, in a particular place, and for a particular reason.
We often think of prayer as an individual exercise. And while certain petitions are intensely personal, some prayers were intended to be communicated as a group!