Posts with the tag “forgive”

Reflecting Christ's Mercy
by Delman Coates on May 20th, 2024
"Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you." - Colossians 3:13   As we discussed yesterday, there is an encounter between Jesus, Simon the Pharisee, and a sinful woman in Luke 7:47-50 that teaches a very important lesson on forgiveness and grace. As Jesus forgave the woman of her sins, He demonstrated the boundless m...  Read More
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From Transgression to Redemption
by Delman Coates on January 5th, 2024
"I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins." - Isaiah 43:25    Imagine, for a moment, a God who not only forgives but chooses to forget. A merciful Creator who, for His own sake, erases the ledger of our transgressions, sparing us from the weight of our past mistakes. Micah 7:18-19 reinforces this awe-inspiring image of a God who pardons iniqui...  Read More
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The Weight of Obedience
by Delman Coates on September 10th, 2023
"But Samuel replied, 'Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.'" - 1 Samuel 15:22   In the grand tapestry of faith, obedience is a thread that weaves through every chapter of our lives. It's not merely a choice; it's a responsibility that carries weight and significance. God...  Read More
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He Did it First
by Delman Coates on April 18th, 2023
“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” - Romans 5:8  As a believer, you should be slow to anger and quick to forgive – slow to judge and quick to love. Why? Because Jesus did it first! Jesus came here to earth and gave us the ultimate example of what our life as a Christ-follower should look like. Yesterday, we talked about how love and...  Read More
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Move in Love
by Delman Coates on April 16th, 2023
“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” - Colossians 3:13-14  One of the easiest ways to forgive someone who has done you wrong is simply to “move in love.” You might be thinking, “But you don’t know what they’ve done to me.....  Read More
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You Don’t Have to Wait
by Delman Coates on February 19th, 2023
“But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins—He then said to the paralytic – ‘Rise, pick up your bed and go home.’ And he rose and went home.”  - Matthew 9:6-7 “And He said to him, ‘Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.’” - Luke 17:19 What are you waiting for in your life right now? All throughout Scripture, we see verses of people “waiting on God...  Read More
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I Will Restore You
by Ministry Support on October 16th, 2022
“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” - 2 Chronicles 7:14  Today, as we conclude 2 Chronicles 7:14, we will discuss the final thing that God will do when you go to him in prayer, and that is he will restore you.  That is what the end ...  Read More
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I Will Forgive You
by Ministry Support on October 15th, 2022
“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” - 2 Chronicles 7:14  When you are obedient to God and follow what 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, God will do three things: hear you, forgive you, and restore you. Yesterday we focused on God hearing us. ...  Read More
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An Impossible Price
by Ministry Support on September 5th, 2020
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Matthew 6:14-15)  Sadly, when it comes to forgiving someone who has caused pain, many people refuse to forgive because they want the other person to pay for what they did. If we’re honest, we don’t want to forgi...  Read More
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Poisoning Your Soul
by Ministry Support on September 4th, 2020
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. (Ephesians 4:31)  Nelson Mandela was once asked how he managed to manifest such graciousness towards South Africans once he assumed the presidency following 27 years in prison. He responded, “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”   Paul understood and taught th...  Read More
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