Sermon for today by Joel osteen: “IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST ANYONE”

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Topic :“IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST ANYONE”

When you walk in forgiveness, you open the door for God to work in your life and in the lives of those who have wronged
you.

As you forgive, you will reign in life as a king over circumstances, disappointments, and sorrow. Forgiveness is a key to enjoying the abundance of God.

Forgiveness produces:

  • Peace,
  • reconciliation,
  • harmony,
  • understanding,
  • and fellowship.
     Unforgiveness produces:
  • Strife,
  • bitterness,
  • disharmony,
  • hatred,
  • and warfare.

At times, the whole human race is in danger of being overwhelmed by these evil, negative forces. We, as Christians,
are to shine as lights in a dark world. We are to be forgiving people.

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“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in
heaven may also forgive you your trespasses” (Mark 11:25).

Anything means everything, big and small, even what may seem like almost nothing at all.
Anyone means everybody. We are to forgive everybody for anything and everything they have done to hurt us.
Obviously, the most hurtful areas of our lives need to be forgiven. Jesus said the minutest detail must also be forgiven.

Sometimes we need to forgive a person who is dead. Unforgiveness is equally as harmful in our lives whether the
person is living or dead.

Many times the hardest person to forgive is oneself. We make many mistakes, some of which may have devastated our
lives, yet we have to learn to accept those mistakes as being a part of our past. We have to press on. Jesus taught us to
forgive if we have anything against anyone, and that includes
ourselves.

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