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Love Is... Off The Record

March 13, 2022 Speaker: Darren McCormick Series: Love Is...

Topic: Love Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:5

Love is... Off The Record

  • When heckling happens it will often cause damage to people's mindsets.
  • King David received some heckling, yet after David won a battle, the heckler asked for forgiveness. However, the heckling stayed with David for a long time. While David was dying, he asked Solomon to deal with the heckler from his past. David asked for the heckler's death & then David passed away.
  • David's problems introduce us to resentment.
Agape love releases resentment & produces forgiveness.
Agape love keeps no record of wrongs.

4 Reasons To Release Resentment

1. Holding on to resentment is harmful.
  • It can cause physical or mental harm to your body & mind.
2. Releasing resentment & practicing forgiveness are helpful.
  • Proverbs 17:22
  • This brings positive effects physically & mentally to body & mind.
3. Love demands it.
  • This is not promoting taking constant beatings from others.
  • The idea is that others' wrongs don't ruin us.
  • When Peter asked Jesus about the times to forgive others, Jesus responded in a way to not keep score.
4. God commands it.
  • We need to forgive so we can be forgiven.
  • Colossians 3:13
  • Luke 6:36
  • Even in the model prayer, we are supposed to forgive others.
  • We shouldn't misinterpret the Scriptures.
  • Matthew 6:14-15
  • We must forgive others or eternity with God is in jeopardy.
We need to admit the problems.
  • When we admit it, we can take steps to resolve them.
We need to forgive others for their wrongs.
  • Forgiveness is an active process.
Take the initiative within forgiveness.
  • Healing needs to take place.
  • Matthew 18:15
Turn the wrong over to God.
  • Don't try to settle the score.
  • Romans 12:19
  • This will also lead you to prayer.
Keep your heart & mind focused on the future.
  • Don't miss out on heaven.

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