December 27, 2020

JOSEPH – FINDING WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST (Part 8)

Reunited with his brothers – Wrestling with Forgiveness

Key Text: Genesis 45

Who am I in Christ? I am one who, with God’s help, wrestles with issues of forgiveness until I surrender to His will for me to forgive.
1. Forgiveness focuses more on PEOPLE than PROBLEMS

2. Forgiveness focuses on RECONCILIATION and RESTORATION rather than REVENGE

3. Forgiveness focuses on LETTING GO rather than HOLDING ON

4. Forgiveness focuses on the FUTURE rather than the PAST

5. Forgivenss ACKNOWLEDGES OUR EMOTIONS rather than DENY THEM

6. Forgivenss focuses on HELPING rather than HURTING

7. Forgiveness seeks to UNDERSTAND WHAT CAN BE UNDERSTOOD and ACCEPT THAT SOMETHINGS WILL NEVER BE UDNERSTOOD

8. Forgiveness tries to SEE THINGS FROM MANY DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES rather than JUST ONE

9. Forgiveness seeks to ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY rather than PLACE BLAME

10. Forgiveness seeks to BLESS rather than CURSE

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