Things to Stop and Start: 04 Stop Blaming and Start Forgiving. MP3 Download
Matthew 5:23–24; 18:21–35
Blaming others is the longest-standing and the most common reaction to our own wrongdoing. It’s our favorite game to play — in fact, it’s a habit that humans have cultivated since life began. As we will see today, it was the reaction of the first man and woman when they were faced with their own failure in the Garden of Eden. Immediately, both played the blame game! The alternative is an honest, up-front confession, which is neither complicated nor difficult…unless, of course, we allow pride to get in the way. When that happens, we resist confessing with everything in us. Having formed the habit of blaming others regarding our own sinfulness, we naturally turn to it when others do wrong. We are quick to point the finger of blame rather than respond with genuine forgiveness. Not only are we to forgive ourselves, our unwillingness to forgive others follows close behind. It’s time to stop that timeworn cycle.
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Messages in this Series include:
|CODE:||MESSAGE TITLE:||SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:|
|TSSD01||Stop Drifting Along and Start Digging In||Proverbs 2:1–9|
|TSSD02||Stop Procrastinating and Start Following Through||Ecclesiastes 3:1–11; Ephesians 5:15–17|
|TSSD03||Stop Shaming and Start Honouring||Luke 15:11–32|
|TSSD04||Stop Blaming and Start Forgiving||Matthew 5:23–24; 18:21–35|
|TSSD05||Stop Worrying and Start Trusting||Philippians 4:4–9|
|TSSD06||Stop Resisting and Start Submitting||1 Samuel 15:1–23|
|TSSD07||Stop Acting Perfect and Start Being Vulnerable||1 Corinthians 2:1–5; 2 Corinthians 4:1–7|
|TSSD08||Stop Lying and Start Acknowledging||Ephesians 4:21–29|
|TSSD09||Stop Criticizing Earth and Start Contemplating Heaven||John 14:1–3; Revelation 21:1–7|
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