August 6, 2012
Forgiveness is a gift – one that has been given to us by Jesus Christ so that we might give it to others.
In our last message from the forgiveness series, we join Dr. Matthew Smith, lead pastor of Pacific Baptist Church in El Segundo, California, as he reminds us that unforgiveness in us grieves the heart of God.
Taking us to the book of Ephesians, Pastor Matt shows us how the indwelling Spirit of God is heartbroken when He is not allowed to forgive others through us because of our failure to obey Jesus.
Open your Bible to Ephesians 4 as we discover the 5 reasons why unforgiveness grieves the heart of God.
Men and women across the sanctuary stood to demonstrate they had forgiven every person in their lives that had offended them after that prayer. It is our sincere hope and prayer that you, too, have joined in forgiving every person in your life who has ever offended you. This truly is the path of life and joy.
If you have, will you take the next steps in the faith by getting into a small group of believers and digging into the Bible through group study?
You can take the thought of this message one step further by ordering a copy of Pastor Matt’s book, In His Presence.
In His Presence is a daily devotional which targets the purpose of Magnification or Worship.
It revolves around the Biblical truth, “God welcomes you into His presence with joy and pleasure.”
The devotional follows a reading schedule through the entire book of Psalms over the course of the year.