Edgewood Baptist Church
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Great sermon! It helped me very much in a sermon I am preparing from this portion of scripture ...Thanks for sharing!!
This was a great help to me. Thanks for sharing it! God bless!
Thanks. Am building off of this idea tomorrow.
Great resource, I have been blessed and re energized because "God IS FAITHFUL, AND HE IS STILL GOD.
Forgiveness is NOT the same thing as reconciliation. Forgiveness is the grounds for reconciliation, but while forgiveness is required of us, reconciliation is not. Jesus forgave the men from the cross, but there is no record of reconciliation. imo the purpose of forgiveness is to set us free from the past that we may live in joy today and tomorrow. Bitterness and joy can not live in the soul at the same moment. Forgiving is for our sake and not for the sake of the other - the other may not even know they have been forgiven. Yes, she/he must forgive the abuser, but they are NOT required to put themselves in harms way. They are not required to reconcile as if everything is okay. Because it is not okay.
Thank you pastor Brian. The message is so inspiring. I shed tears while reading it, will be be a useful resource for my reach out sharing.
The US News and World Report article was titled "The Gift to the Magi, Explained", not "Star of the East", and it can be accessed here: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/culture/articles/991220/archive_004447.htm
Very good sermon. I'll use parts in sermons this Christmas.