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Breaktime: Unwrapping Forgiveness

Unwrapping Forgiveness


Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  Colossians 3:13

Can you imagine sitting down and opening a present to discover inside was a note and inside the note you see the words I forgive you. Then all of a sudden, tears fill your eyes and your heart begins to soften. You can’t even begin to imagine the gift you opened was for you because off all the offenses your life has created. What if this is really true, I no longer have to carry all the ways I have wronged another. All the words I have said and the actions which created heartache. All the horrifying ways I have offended another by my emotional outbursts; all the ways I did what I wanted because self wanted too regardless of the outcome. All is forgiven, this list is too long as your mind begins to imagine.

However, once the gift is unwrapped, there is no turning back; it’s yours.   Your heart is light and the cares and shame begin to slip away one by one. Your mind stops processing all the guilt and starts receiving this beautiful truth.

Now you begin to wrap the gift, only now you pass it on. You give it to the one person who has offended you. You give it to the family member who, for whatever reason, harmed you in some way. You give to the friend who abandoned you. You give to the parent who stopped believing in you. You give it to….., well, only you can imagine who.  This Christmas present can be the best you have ever given. 

Today in the Workplace

Who needs your gift of forgiveness?

Breaktime Bible Study: Unwrapping Forgiveness

     1. Read today’s Breaktime

     2. Review Scripture

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  Colossians 3:13

   3.Answer these Questions:

What are the commands in this passage?  What is the Lord doing in this passage?

Can you count the ways the Lord has forgiven you?

What is the most significant way God still forgives you?

Are you holding a grudge?

Is there anyone you want to talk to because of this?

What sin do you think God is still holding?

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