Sermon Notes 07/18/10 “Learning to Forgive in the Shadow of the Cross” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

“Learning to Forgive in the Shadow of the Cross” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Today I’d like to answer three big questions.

  1. Is it possible to live at peace with fellow man?
  2. Will there always be striving among ourselves?
  3. How can we forgive like Christ forgave?

Vertical Relationships and Horizontal Relationships ( Our Vertical is with God and our Horizontal is with humanity. Notice the two lines form a cross.) Biblical  instruction on relationships  could be categorized as either vertical or horizontal.

The cross teaches us to  love.

Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you

Hebrews 12:14 -15 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

Luke 17:3-6 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him. And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.

Matthew 18:15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

Luke 6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

Ephesians 4:31-32, “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”

Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Matthew 5:23-24 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

Romans 12:15-16 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Luke 17:3-4 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

Matthew 18:22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

Announcements:

Mountain Music Worship  Services  @ Jacob’s Church

Two different,  guitar plukin, banjo picken, bass fiddle thumpin, choir singin and hand clappin, worship services are  planned at Jacob’s Church in the Harbaugh Valley. When sung from the heart music becomes an expression of our love to God which is true worship .  We’ve decided to have two services dedicated to the old gospel hymnal tradition, bluegrass style. The experience will take us back to the good old days. We hope you will join us.

July 25, 2010 Join us for Mountain Music Worship – Sermon by Pastor Daughtridge “Learning to Love”

August 29, 2010  Family And Friends Day – Mountain Music Worship – Sermon by Pastor Daughtridge  “Who is my Neighbor?”

One Mountain Multi- Church Picnic

There will be a picnic July 31st at Ft Richie Community Center to reconize the churches and volunteers that served at the festival and community worship. Our church is participating and you are invited. Help us to get a count of those coming.

I’ll be participating in the One Mountain Festival Picnic. I’ll be bringing a dessert to share. There are ____ people in my family.    Name ___________________________________

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