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The Price Of Forgiveness (4/27/13)f

Thank God, we can forgive people and forgive ourselves.

THE RIVER WALK

Read: Judges 7:1-8:17, Luke 23:13-43, Psalm 97:1-98:9, Proverbs 14:7-8

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34)

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Relate: What is the price of forgiveness? What is the price of the inability to forgive? Some sad stuff has happened in my life but not much bad stuff has happened. I’ve experienced death and loss but I’ve never been in an abusive or cheating relationship. I had great parents and did not experience anything significant in the way of neglect, verbal, or physical abuse growing up. I haven’t experienced true bullying, never been mugged or raped, never been loaded into a train with a destination like Auschwitz, and never been bought and sold by a slave trader. It is hard for me to understand how hard it might be for another to forgive.

When I meet with someone who has faced injustice or abuse in ways like…

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