Posts with the tag “forgiveness”

Loving Others: The Ideal vs What's Real
February 15th, 2023
We have all heard 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Likely, we’ve heard it in sermons, or quoted by a friend, or read on a coffee mug your grandma has from Cracker Barrel. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
October 26th, 2022
“We talk glibly about forgiving when we have never been injured; when we are injured, we know that it is not possible, apart from God’s grace, for one human being to forgive another.” - Oswald Chamber...  Read More
by Devon Radford
More than Forgiveness
October 26th, 2021
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” - Matthew 5:7 If I’m being honest, I don’t know how many times I’ve read the beatitudes over and over again without even stopping to think abou...  Read More
by Devon Radford
A Soft Heart
June 10th, 2020
Proverbs 4:23 tells us, “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flows the springs of life.” To be vigilant is to keep a careful watch for potential danger or threats. So why would we need to ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Come and See
April 1st, 2020
“The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” - Ma...  Read More
by Devon Radford
To the One Struggling with Forgiveness
February 25th, 2020
To the one struggling with forgiveness,It is hard. There is no diminishing the difficulty of forgiving someone. However, I don’t think forgiveness is supposed to be an easy thing or else we wouldn’t l...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Fighting Pain
November 6th, 2019
Pain is a funny thing. It has a way of pushing you down and knocking you around a bit. As pain begins to embrace you, its dreadful sting seeps into every crack of your life it can find. Pain has maste...  Read More
by Devon Radford
He's Better than We Think
April 17th, 2019
Forgiveness. What is it? I’m sure we can all define what forgiveness is not, but can we define what it actually is? We all have our own definitions of forgiveness, but the bigger question is are we be...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Prayer + Forgiveness
March 27th, 2019
The concept of forgiveness is tricky. In theory it sounds great--living debt free to God and others, and holding no grudges sounds like a life of freedom. But at the same time, when given more thought...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Love | Keep No Record of Wrongs
March 23rd, 2018
In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul is explaining what true kingdom love is. He states: “love keeps no record of wrongs.”It isn’t possible for us to love someone while still holding something against them.Satan...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Remedy | Unforgiveness
February 12th, 2018
We’ve all had someone slight us, not live up to our expectations or hurt us in some way. It happens. We’re all human.When we are hurt, we’ve all probably been advised to follow the age-old adage “forg...  Read More
by Devon Radford
2 Peter | Chapter 2
December 16th, 2017
In this passage, the Peter says that the people and the world around us will reject us. It's just a fact of following Jesus. For a while, it will be tough, as Jesus never promised anything that result...  Read More
by Devon Radford
2 Corinthians 2:5-11
September 28th, 2017
In this passage, Paul is addressing a situation in Corinth, where someone led a rebellion against Paul in order to preach their own false gospel. Paul says that this person didn't harm him, but brough...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Wednesday Night Recap - 02/01/17
February 6th, 2017
Last week at Wesley, Bob spoke on a topic that can often be tough to hear. Using the example of David and Bathsheba, we discussed the impact of sin on our lives and the quickness of God to forgive our...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Wednesday Night Recap - 11/30/16
December 5th, 2016
If someone were to read the New Testament for the first time, they would surely notice that forgiveness was a big deal to Jesus. While Jesus had compassion on those who were hurting, he was still firm...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Unforgiveness: Friend or Foe?
October 17th, 2016
Unforgiveness is an interesting guy. He asks to move in as soon as you get hurt, and he promises to leave as soon as you get even with the person who wronged you. Unforgiveness tells us that he will p...  Read More
by Devon Radford