Dear pastor Gerald ALBERS,
God bless your soul for touching this sensitive but right message for the right time in the life of the church.
You have done a good job.God bless you.
The writer of this sermon,has done a good job while I have the following to contribute.
Forgiveness is a matter of the heart.We must decide to forgive as we have been forgiven.It takes three action verbs:Repentance, Reconciliation and Restoraton.The offender must be taught to repent and the offended must be ready to meet the offender at the point of reconciliation.Both must keep in mind Psalm 66:18 in order to be heard and answered by God when they pray.Job 11:13-19 is another great text that can help both parties.If we say we forgive, we must put back the offender to the former level of the relationship between the two.Always ask, "what is the mind of God about the offender?",that must also be our mind too.
May God heal our weaknesses.
DaySpring Foursquare Fellowship,
New York.NY 11429