Category Archives: Forgiving Others

Love Hurts

If you seek to love as Jesus loves, you will not lead a painless life.  It’s not that love itself hurts, but that your love for others will encounter hurt. Why does love encounter hurt?  Because people often do not … Continue reading

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What You Have in Common with Others

There is something you have in common with every person you know:  God has created you both. We pay far too little attention to this bond.  As a result, we are more prone to see the differences between ourselves and … Continue reading

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Q: What Can You Keep Only If You Give It Away?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/mikegantt/mikegantt_sc_045.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSQ: What is it that you can keep only if you give it away? A: God’s grace. For if you withhold grace from another, God will withdraw it from … Continue reading

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If No One Ever Wrongs You, How Will You Get to Turn the Other Cheek?

If no one ever treats you poorly, how will ever get practice turning the other cheek? If no one ever wrongfully takes what is rightfully yours, how will you ever have the opportunity to forgive? If no one ever insults … Continue reading

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Every Knee Will Bow…But Not All at the First Opportunity

The Bible promises that “every knee will bow” to Christ.  Of course, we do not yet see that happening.  We do see some knees bowed to Him – but not all. For this reason, we must be prepared to bear … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Forgive Others, Jesus Won’t Forgive You

Jesus is willing to forgive you all your sins.  If, however, you are unwilling to do the same for others, then He withdraws His offer to forgive you.  I don’t know how He could communicate His intentions more seriously than … Continue reading

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All Who Desire to Live Godly in Christ Jesus Will Be Persecuted

Not only does the world not live godly, it doesn’t like it when anyone lives godly.  In fact, the world will make it difficult for those who desire to live godly. Therefore, if you wish to live godly, prepare yourself … Continue reading

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The Love of Christ Controls Us

The love of Christ is the controlling authority of our lives. Christ’s love reaches out to us.  We receive it, and then return His love to Him by showing it to those around us. We do not take into account … Continue reading

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Be God’s Love Letter to Your World Today

Do you love Jesus Christ?  Then consider yourself a letter from Him to those in your world today.  Be a love letter – an expression of deep and abiding affection for every person with whom  you have contact, beginning, of … Continue reading

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Turning Our Hearts Toward Home

When we turn to Christ, He turns our hearts toward home. Where is home?  Our ultimate home is heaven.  When we die, that’s where we go.  Until then our home on this earth is family, those to whom God has … Continue reading

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