forgiveness

What Did You Say to Me?

What Did You Say to Me?

When we've been hurt, we can choose to put up walls, shut people out, grow cold and bitter, plus a host of other reactions, but what does God want us to do? We've all been burned by other people which leads us inevitably to a crossroad and a question: do we give in to our carnal reactions or do we have a biblical response?

In this study from the book of Job, we'll consider 4 different reactions that we can have when others have hurt us, balanced by 4 different biblical responses. The difference in the path each choice takes us can make all the difference between living in the past or embracing the future!

Who's the Betrayer?

Who's the Betrayer?

Sadly, we've all probably experienced betrayal at some point in our lives. It's natural to be hurt and for trust to be broken; however, our enemy wants us to cease trusting, perhaps even loving, altogether. That's not what God wants for us.

Remember, Jesus was also betrayed, which He knew was going to happen in advance, and He loved anyway. He didn't allow the pain of betrayal to rob Him of the ability to love and forgive, and we should't either.

As we study the final night that Jesus spent with His disciples, it may surprise us to find out who the betrayer really is...

We Are Simon

We Are Simon

We all have hurt, disappointment, and failed expectations in our lives, which often lead to bitterness. We may even have an intricate, complex web, a root system of bitterness that is choking out life and joy. Jesus came to bring us freedom from bondage, but bitterness leads us right back into bondage.

Let's look into the life of a confused man named Simon, a man perhaps not so different from us, and we'll see that God shows us a better way to live.