If I look back at my new life with Jesus, the periods where my growth stagnated or I felt stuck almost always were periods where I was captive to bitterness in my heart toward others. I think all of us, if we are honest, can recall a time where we have experienced significant pain at the hands of our brothers and sisters in Christ. When we find ourselves in these situations, forgiveness seems far less gratifying than personal justice or writing relationships off.
1 Peter 1:22-2:3
Focused Text: 1 Peter 1:22-23
To our detriment, many of us have developed the same mindset about our churches as we have our grocery stores. We often fall into the trap of viewing them as a place we go to “get something” each week. However, this mindset stems from a severely limited understanding of God’s design for the community of the faithful.
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