Jonathan and Emerson look at the underlying reasons why people don't let go of bitterness. Join them this week as they discuss what it means to have a forgiving spirit even in the most difficult of circumstances.
02:23 – Big announcement!
03:55 – This is a topic many struggle with for many reasons. Is this your story?
06:52 – Our natural response to being hurt, but is there another way?
08:43 – The transient state of responding to offense.
10:45 – Bitterness is understandable but not justifiable.
14:08 – The impact of your family heritage.
18:07 – Leaving bitterness behind does not mean you’re letting the offender off the hook.
21:05 – Intrinsic evil vs. clashing preferences.
23:15 – What it means to have a forgiving spirit.
29:29 – When you forgive, there are two levels of relationship that follow.
32:44 – This is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your faith in Christ.
33:30 – A clear incentive for a believer to forgive and the dangers of refusing to do so.
37:53 – The way bitterness can jeopardize you spiritually.
42:01 – Emerson’s prayer for you.
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