Practicing Holiness

1 Thessalonians 5.14-24

Develop Intimacy with the Holy Spirit (16-19)
(AFFECTIVE/cognitive)
Love the Word (20-22)
(COGNITIVE/affective)
Don’t Quit (23-24)
(Co-Operate in Your Own Healing)
(Keep Working At It)

Forgiveness

Ephesians 4:17-32

  • Webster Dictionary:

    to give up resentment of or claim to requital for

    to grant relief from payment of

    to cease to feel resentment against

  • Berkley’s Website called the Greater Good

    Forgiveness makes us happier

    Forgiveness improves our health resistant to illness.

    Forgiveness sustains relationships

    Forgiveness is good for marriages

    Forgiveness boosts kindness and connectedness

    Forgiveness can help heal the wounds of War

  • We are commanded to (Colossians 3:13)

  • If we forgive we will be forgiven (Matthew 5:7)

  • It frees us (Ephesians 4:27)

  • God is the judge (Luke 6:37)

  • God has forgiven us (Ephesians 4:30-32)