Sun, Apr 09, 2017
by Luke Aadalen
Beyond the Rear View Mirror week three message from Pastor Luke Aadalen on April 9, 2017 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. Getting Past Your Past... Forgiving Yourself Psalm 38:4 We should not grade ourselves, but live by a pass\fail system We have to be willing to move past our failures and not let them burden us and weigh us down 3 Truth Steps to forgiving yourself: 1. Your sins are NEVER too big for God's grace 1 John 1:9 By continuing to punish yourself for your past, you are letting your pride get in the way You are claiming that you can do God's job better than he can Jeremiah 31:34b God forgives and chooses not to remember - NO MORE 2 Corinthians 12:9 His grace is sufficient - perfected in our weakness 2. You are defined by your Creator, NOT your past 2 Corinthians 5:17 We tend to live our future by letting the sins of our past loom behind us Our new name is Child of the One True King We are no longer slaves to the things of this world We are new, loved, courageous, conquerors, forgiven, free 3. You can't change your past but Jesus can change your future Philippians 3:12-14 We are broken and beautiful This is how God loves to see us come - broken This is how God's love then covers us - beautiful What do you need to let go of and nail to the cross forever? "To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you." - L. Swedes Get past the past and live your life for what is yet to come... Broken and Beautiful - You are a CHILD OF GOD!
Series:Beyond the Rear View Mirror