Struggle to Forgive

Struggle to Forgive

If you missed Sunday’s Sermon

Read or listen to Forgiveness – Holding On Keeps Us From Moving On (Freeway, Week 4)

Devotion 3

The past two days, we have reflected on the questions we chase when we are hurt, the risk it takes to forgive and surrendering these things to God as part of the path to forgiveness. Today, spend some time trying to draw out something that you are having in a hard time forgiving (could involve people, situations, feelings, words, etc). Just try to draw it through whatever shapes, colors, pictures, or words that come to you when you think about it. Don’t worry about what you put on paper, just put something on the paper to represent the thing you are struggling to forgive.

Any insights about that thing or your struggle or your feelings or whatever based on what you drew? Forgiveness can be a struggle. Drawing or naming the struggle can help. Spend some time reflecting on what you drew and offer it to God in prayer.

If there is more than one thing you are struggling to give (in truth there always more than one, right?), then spend some time drawing that one out too! Reflect and pray over it as well.

God’s Words for This Week

Matthew 18:21-35 – Shouldn’t you also have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you? (CEB, v.33)

John 8:1-11 – When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” (NRSV, v.7)

Luke 15:11-32 – So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him. (CEB, v.20)

This Week at Hood

Wednesday, October 11, 4:30 pm – Prayer & Inspiration
Wednesday, October 11, 6:00 pm – Young-ish Adult Small Group (ages 25-45)
Wednesday, October 11, 6:45 pm – Choir Practice
Thursday, October 12, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Pastor Jason at The Cellar for Drop-In Coffee & Conversation (108 N Wilson St)
Sunday, October 15, 9:15 am – Christian Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at Cracker Barrel (Dunn)
Sunday, October 15, 11:00 am – Worship – Acceptance

Coming Soon…

Sunday, October 22 – Homecoming – Invite Family and Friends (worship & lunch afterwards)
Saturday, November 4 – Cotton Festival
Sunday, November 19, 9:30 am – Church-Wide Thanksgiving Breakfast
Sunday, November 19, 6:30 pm – Community Thanksgiving (hosted at Hood MCC)


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