GET OVER IT: Hurt & Forgiveness
Matthew 5:43–48 (NLT)
43 “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. 44 But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! 45 In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. 46 If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. 47 If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. 48 But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.
BIG IDEA: LOVE PAVES THE PATH THROUGH HURT & FORGIVENESS
THOUGHT 01: MOMENTS SHAPE YOU BUT SHOULD’NT DEFINE YOU
THOUGHT 02: PRAYER HELPS WHEN IT’S NOT OKAY
Colossians 3:13 (NLT)
13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
Matthew 6:14–15 (NLT)
14 “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. 15 But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.
THOUGHT 03: PAYBACK HURTS WHEN IT’S NOT OKAY
Romans 12:14–21 (NLT)
14 Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. 15 Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!
17 Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. 18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.
19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say,
“I will take revenge;
I will pay them back,”
says the Lord.
“If your enemies are hungry, feed them.
If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap
burning coals of shame on their heads.”
21 Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.
THOUGHT 04: PRIDE CONQUERS US WHEN IT’S NOT OKAY
Matthew 18:21–22 (NLT)
21 Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?”
22 “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!
Coming up at Open Life
Student Life Event
Saturday, November 14th
Concert start: 6:00 PM | Carpool Leaves (18402 123rd ST SE, Bonney Lake, WA 98391): 4:00 PM
$10 CASH ONLY
ARTISTS: SKILLET, For King & Country, Jamie Grace, Lincoln Brewster, Family Force 5, Newsong, Love & The Outcome, Stars Go Dim, We Are Messengers, OBB, Sadie Robertson
Big Give | November 21
November 21st from 9am to 11am we will distribute 1000 meals to those in need within our community. Join in on the fun and serve with hundreds from our community. We also want to Give Big on November 15th or anytime leading up to then. Just click HERE and select Big Give to give generously for this outreach.
The Backpack Program Thursdays at 6pm at the Sumner Community Food Bank. The Backpack Program assists over 200 students throughout the Sumner School District by providing food for the weekends throughout the school year. If you would like to help fill bags of food, all you have to do is come out to the Sumner Community Food Bank on Thursdays. (We serve every week except the 1st Thursday of the month)