FORGIVE One Another

It’s _____ ONE ANOTHER WEEK here on GUWG, where all week long we’re looking at how the Bible says we should fill in that blank.

Today’s word? FORGIVE. Here’s what the Bible says about that:

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:2)

When I have trouble forgiving others, I try to remember two rather humbling stories. We’ve shared ’em before here on GUWG but I just loooooove ’em and think they’re worth repeating.

Jesus on Forgiveness

forgiveWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re in the midst of a series entitled JESUS ON EVERYTHING. Yesterday’s topic was reconciliation. Today we address a related topic: FORGIVENESS.

Jesus said:

When you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. (Mark 11:25, Matthew 6:14-15)

One of his disciples asked Jesus this:

“Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?”

Here was Jesus’ response:

“I tell you, not seven times, but seventy times seven.” (Matthew 18:21-22)

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Remember and Remain

GUWG-SupperWe continue our journey through every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re attempting to answer the question What exactly are Christians supposed to do? by looking at 50 commands straight from the mouth of Jesus.

Jesus used lots of graphic images to drive his messages deeeeep into the hearts of his followers.

Here’s what he said at the Last Supper:

Forgive!

GUWG-ForgiveWe continue our journey through every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re attempting to answer the question What exactly are Christians supposed to do? by looking at 50 commands straight from the mouth of Jesus.

We kicked things off with Jesus’ Big 2. He said there are no commands greater than these:

  1. Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.
  2. Love your neighbor as yourself.

(Matthew 22:37-40; Mark 12:28-34)

Jesus’ other commands show what it reeeeeally means to love God and others. Here’s today’s featured command: FORGIVE!

Jesus on the Cross

GUWG-Three-CrossesWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

In the last 24 hours, Jesus was betrayed, arrested, abandoned, mocked, beaten, tried and condemned. Then, at nine in the morning, he was hung on a cross at a place called The Skull (or, in Hebrew, Golgotha).

According to multiple eyewitnesses, here were Jesus’ final words:

Remember

GUWG-SupperWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

It’s Jesus’ final week on earth. He’s sharing one last meal with his disciples.

Here’s what he said, according to multiple eyewitnesses:

How to be a Disciple

GUWGSeedWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

In today’s passage, Jesus passes along several valuable lessons to his disciples: